Thank you for all those who greeted me last Saturday! Hontoni Arigato, minna san!
I celebrated my 26th birthday & though it was quite tiring for i was the one who personally cooked the dishes for our small house party with close relatives, it was quite a fun day. Since i was so busy that day, i forgot to take pics of the dishes that i made...
Oh well, im sure there would be lots of time to do posts about home-cooked meals. Walter was so busy last Saturday with work & he wasn't able to come so we just ate out yesterday & had fun together. We decided to eat in Seoul Garden. I like it for it's a buffet restaurant & you get to cook your own food....grilled & hot pot!
We wait a while to be seated for we want a seat that is easily accessible to the buffet table since we would be going back & forth to take a pick of the foods available.
I'm sorry for the blurry pic, but there's a note at the counter as to the cooking time for the foods...
The tables are actually quite low compare to the usual tables in the restaurant & they have a stove top at the middle that has a griller on which you grill your choice of meat at the sides & a small stainless pot can be put in the middle for the hot pot.
Compare to Healthy Shabu-Shabu (another favorite) where you get individual pot, this one would require you to share it with everybody. So make sure that you ask first what is the soup base preference of the people you are with... Oh, did you see the plate? It's small,ne? hehehe.. but it doesn't matter
When you are escorted to your seat, you will be asked what soup base would you want for your hot pot. I've loved Kimchi Jigae ever since so naturally i chose it.
With that done... It's time to head on over to the buffet area to take a pick of the foods... Oh! Did i forgot to tell you that you have to do the cooking yourself?... I think i did... did i?
But what makes Walter & I go back to this restaurant over & over is the fact that you get to cook your own food. So the buffet area will be consists of raw meat/vegetables. Then you pick out what you fancy! Although the meat are already pre-seasoned, the novelty of cooking your own food & you can eat it piping hot makes this one of our favorite restaurants...
Here is the pic of the meat selections that they have... chicken, beef & pork seasoned in Teriyaki, Bulgogi, Curry flavors, etc... I wasn't able to take a pic of everything though...
Shoot! I wasn't able to take a pic of the whole buffet area so some are not seen here but the Teriyaki Squid is delicious! Bf had to keep going back & forth to get some since that is all he ever cooks..LOL
See that Enoki Mushroom at the far left side? I'm so happy that they have it this time that i filled my plate with it! hahaha! I love Enokitake! When i went back for more, They don't have it anymore... boo hoo!
Then those black pots at the bottom are actually kimchis! They have the cabbage, cucumber & radish kimchi.. Yum!
After taking our pick of veggies & meat, we went back to our table to start cooking. Kimchi Jigae already warming on the pot together with other condiments as well...
We started grilling the meat/fishes & dumped in the veggies in the hotpot. Oh, those light colored fillets are teriyaki squid.. Our favorite of the day!
Love the soup base for it is spicy but not to the point of you getting all red because of the spiciness. If you want it spicier then feel free to add in kimchi.
The diners are enjoying their meal as well & you'll really get to see everybody occupied because of what they are cooking.
A meal would never be complete without dessert.. or so with Walter since he has a very sweet tooth!
There's a part in the buffet area with sweet beans & the likes together with other fruits for those preferred these kids of sweet.. but Walter likes Ice Cream so i went to get him some...
The ice cream flavors there were Rocky Road, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, Melon, Ube & Avocado. I decided to try out the avocado & ube ice cream..
& I also decided to grab those mini cupcakes with a little chips on the side...
The Avocado ice cream is really good! It's creamy with that mild avocado taste & is not overly sweet hence Walter ate like 6 scoops of it! hehehe
The staff in the restaurant are soooooooo nice! They are so polite & they always have a smile for you.
As for the price...
I think the price is not bad considering that you get to have a really big selection of foods from appetizer to dessert!
I think that the one in SM North Edsa (Annex) is their first here in the Philippines. Based on my research, it originated in Singapore & has a couple of other restos in other Asian countries...
This is definitely not the last time that we will be going there.. we have gone there for like 3 times already & we love going back for some times they offer different dishes & other selections, i guess based on what stocks they have... it's a great place for hearty eaters!
It's obvious how happy & full we are in this pic,ne?
There ya go... That's how my weekend went... everything is ok...except for the rain/storm for it ruined my happy day since my internet went berserk & acted like a biotch! I wasn't able to have my class because of it...
Hope y'all have a great start for you week,hunnies!