Korean restaurant opens in Oro-A A +A
Friday, August 10, 2012
LOOKING for “Seoul” food? Just stay put because a foreign menu item will give your palate a taste that brings you to Korea.
Kogi Bulgogi, a versatile Korean restaurant, will open in Cagayan de Oro on Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the LimKetKai Center, where customers may request dishes adjusted to their preferred spice level.
“In our goal to reach all Korean-loving foodies, we bring Korea to Cagayan de Oro. Kogi Bulgogi Cagayan de Oro is our third branch and the first to go outside Metro Manila. Located at Rosario Strip, LimKetKai Center, Kogi Bulgogi is now ready to serve our locals and tourists and provide a truly great dining experience to all,” a statement from the restaurant management said.
“Filipinos are adventurous when it comes to other cuisines, and once we set the stage for your Kogi Bulgogi adventure, we’ll warm you up with a set of six mini Korean appetizers,” it added.
Kogi Bulgogi has a delightful fare of Korean dishes with Bulgogi being the bestseller. Other favorites in the restaurant are the Japchae, Soft Shell Crab Salad, Sae-u Twigim, Deungshim Gui, and Kimchi.
Aside from its distinct spicy flavors, Korean cuisine noticeably balances their meals with vegetables, which makes for an ideal dining experience.
The interiors of Kogi have a unique Asian feel with bamboo trees and smooth pebbles adorning the restaurant. It has wooden earth tones, and contrasted with the dark furniture creates a delightful aesthetic balance.
“Kogi Bulgogi is the restaurant that can be enjoyed with meals to share.
It is a hit for groups composed of families and friends. The abundance of offerings makes your meal pleasurable, making Kogi Bulgogi a top choice for gatherings and celebrations.”
Kogi Bulgogi first introduced itself in Eastwood City, Libis—one of the popular hangout places in the metro—in April 2010, and has enjoyed a full house consistently.
“Due to the Filipinos’ wide acceptance to Korean cuisine, Kogi Bulgogi easily won the interest of the Filipino market both young and young at heart.”
Aside from the favorite Korean dishes that customers love, people continue to admire Kogi Bulgogi because of its unique service. Diners are welcomed with “banchan”—a set of complimentary mini Korean appetizers while enjoying a nice relaxing seat with a very cozy Asian ambiance.
“Another popular service is the personalized spice level in which the customer can choose from 0-10, 0 as not spicy and 10 as extra hot and spicy.”
Not only serving savory Korean dishes, they also serve Soju, a popular Korean alcoholic beverage perfect for a relaxing time alone or Friday night hangouts with friends.
Kogi Bulgogi continues to delight its patrons by opening its second branch at the heart of Binondo, Manila, the lucky Chinatown mall last March 2012. It quickly grew and is patronized by the Chinese community.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 11, 2012.