I think I will never outgrow my love for Korean food. Although I am not a die-hard K-drama or K-Pop fan, I have a distinct love for the freshness and quality of Korean BBQ and Banchan. I like how the meat selections are seasoned and conveniently prepared for grilling, and how the vegetable sides complement and balance these. Unlike other cuisines, it doesn’t tire my palate easily. Hence, this leads me to trying out different Samgyupsal restaurants and figuring out my best choices.
Adding to my list is Mr. Korea Unlimited BBQ in Market!Market! It’s the same team that handles Jin Joo Korean Grill. Together with my fellow bloggers, I was invited to the restaurant’s sneak peak a day before its grand opening.
Although the place is small compared to other Korean BBQ restaurants, what is easily noticeable is the combination of colors from the blue and red steel chairs, the neon signage on the wall, the rose gold grill exhaust and the gold utensils. The over-all ambiance is refreshing to the eyes, perfect for your Instagram shots.
Self- service Beverage Station
Inclusive of the unlimited Samgyupsal are the refillable drinks. There is a corner for the self-service beverage station. The flavors are Lemon Iced Tea, Blue Lemonade, Cucumber Lemonade and Mango Juice. I keep coming back for Cucumber and Mango.
The lunch rate is Php 499 inclusive of unlimited 14 kinds of Pork, Beef, Banchan, cheese, rice, and drinks. For dinner, just add Php 50 = Php 549. If you want to avail of the unlimited hotpot, just add another Php 50.
Unlimited Banchan, Cheese, and Rice
You’ll be happy with Mr. Korea’s range of side dishes. There’s Kimchi, sweet potato, onions, cucumber with carrots, Bulgogi, and lettuce just to name a few. My favorites would be the sweet potato, onions, Bulgogi and that white fishball-like side dish with sauce. I also liked how the lettuce is trimmed for bite sizes and placed in a small, cute basket. Sadly, I don’t eat Kimchi. Of course, how does one forget about cheeese? It blends everything perfectly.
Fitting for your big appetite is the unlimited rice served in small stainless bowl. Samgyupsal plus veggies is already filling to the tummy, but it’s still incomparable if you match it with a hefty serving of rice!
In Mr. Korea, there’s only three sauces : soy, sesame with salt, and chili.
14 Kinds of Pork and Beef
Yes, you heard it right — 14 different types of flavored meat! I was not able to try everything, but definitely, my aversion for anything spicy made me devour just the “plain” flavors of pork and beef. Of all, what stood out for me was the Beef Enoki! Winner!
Korean Hotpot (Shabu shabu)
As what I’ve mentioned, the price is not inclusive of the unlimited shabu shabu. Just add Php 50 for the unli shabu shabu broth, dumplings, noodles, and vegetables. The broth is flavorful and the dumplings are delish too.
A Samgyupsal Party like no other
I definitely enjoyed this dining experience with my fellow bloggers. I’d give it 4.5 out of 5. I liked the food presentation, the aesthetics of the place, the customer service, and the flavors of the sides and meat. If only I have a strong tolerance for spicy food, I’d say I love everything about this place. Note: I went back to this place with my sister not as a blogger but as a guest, but the quality of the food is still the same.
For those who love Soju, this restaurant also offers different flavors. I don’t drink — this is only for pictorial purposes.
The staff are friendly and are quick in their services. I hope they maintain this good customer service even after the grand opening.
Other Practical Information:
- You may enjoy the Samgyupsal for two hours. Left over has an extra charge.
- Only two plates of meat are served at a time.
- Korean BBQ is best enjoyed with partners, family and friends. Solo dining is discouraged.
- Take-out is not allowed.
- Children 3 feet and below are free of charge. Children below 4 feet will be charged half of the price.
- You may check their FB page for their ongoing promos: https://www.facebook.com/mrkoreamnl/
When I, my sister and companions dined here for the Metrodeal promo, we noticed that the two-plates-per-serving was not followed. I understand that the two-hour limit is imposed to regulate the number of customers and to give chances to others to get their seats quickly. However, this might send the wrong impression to those who wanted to enjoy their Samgyupsal experience a little longer.
Mr. Korea Unlimited BBQ
Ground Floor, C5 Wing, Market! Market!, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Opening Hours: M-F, 10 AM to 10 PM
Contact number: 09276889555
Facebook: Mr. Korea Unlimited BBQ