Brother and her girlfriend brought us to this not-so-old-not-so-new establishment in Lipa, Batangas with the name of Dae Jang Gum Restaurant. If this name sounds familiar to you, then yes, Dae Jang Gum might be adopted from the main character of this popular Korean Drama aired on TV before, Dae Jang Geum of Jewel in the Palace. *fan girl here! ^_^*
To start with, they have a little selection of dishes in their menu, but mind you, they have great servings of those.
And above all, we picked Pork Shabu-shabu, Sam Gyup Sal and Pork with Spicy Sauce (which in any way similar to Jeyuk-Bokkeum, I suppose.) Sister and I haven't tried Shabu-shabu yet, so we're just so ecstatic about this trip. Both of us love watching Korean dramas while the characters cook their food just in front of their faces, right in their table.
|Side dishes and hot pepper paste|
We had six (6) different side dishes, sorry but I can only name just two... odeng and kimchi! Haha. I think they serve unlimited kimchi if you wish for more. All of us received bowls of miso soup too.
It was my first time to try fish cake and it was just soooooo good.
|Noodles and mixed vegetables for Shabu-shabu.|
Shabu-shabu was basically an all-in-one-pot cooking. That sounds very easy though. Yes, it is! In a boiling broth or stock, you just need to place everything (Chinese cabbage, squash, crab meat, sweet potato, two types of noodles, pechay, spinach, scrambled egg, onion leeks, garlic and chili) in the pot, all at once. Plus, it doesn't matter if it is well cooked or overcooked.
And the finished product? *drum rolls*
|The staff grilling those pork strips and sliced garlic on a hot plate.|
The second dish was 삼겹살 (sam gyup sal or Samgyeopsal), grilled sliced pork belly with slices of garlic on a hot plate. See those fresh lettuce leaves (image below)? I just can't wait to wrap them off!
And yes, finally! I was able to wrap my very first sam gyup sal! I just placed steamed rice, a slice of grilled pork, kimchi and a tinee tiny hint of hot pepper paste or gochujang. *munch munch munch*
|Pork with Spicy Sauce|
And yes, my favorite dish, Pork with Spicy Sauce. Personally, I am not into spicy product but this one is really a must try. Why? Just because you can enjoy this dish without weeping, sans the torture. *wink!*
|FREE Vegetable Fritter|
We all thought that they served this dish very late, but no, they gave us a free plate of vegetable fritter. Now, how cool was that?
Everything was just satisfying! But I do apologize if I couldn't share how much everything costs, for it was a dinner treat! And this post ends here. Hehe.
Have a great weekend everyone!