One of my favorite travels is my trip to South Korea. I went there during fall so I got to experience the cold (which completely bothered me) and the brilliant colors of the season. A trip to the convenience store is instantly Instagrammable because of the vibrant reds, golds, and browns of autumn. Another highlight? The food!
I fell in love with Korean food and all its flavors. I loved samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly), gojuchang (red chili paste), jabchae (noodles), and all the side dishes they serve in every meal. Ever since I returned to Manila, I’ve been on the hunt for meals that would remind me of my trip. Guess what? I found it in Midas Hotel’s Midas Café.
The hotel launched a menu of 19 dishes prepared by chefs trained by Chef Lily Min (Baik Jong Ran), the restaurant’s food consultant. Apart from being Korean, she studied cooking in Sookmyung Women University and the Creative Culinary Institute of Korea in South Korea. She also taught cooking classes at the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines.
I got to try them and loved the bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables), jabchae, bolgogi (beef barbecue with soy sauce), and the dak gangjeong (crispy chicken with honey soy sauce). Apart from these dishes, there’s also the mandu guk (dumpling soup), kimchi jeon (kimchi pancake with seafood), galbi jim (braised beef short ribs), mandu (dumpling), dalgyal mali (egg roll), dubu buchim (pan-fried tofu with soy sauce), dongchimi (radish water kimchi), algamja jorim (braised small potatoes with sweet soy sauce), and eomuk bokkeum (stir-fried fish cake).
Whenever I’m missing Korea, its colors, and its food, I now know where to go!
Midas Hotel and Casino’s Korean menu is now available in Midas Café and through the hotel’s in-room service.
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