KOREAN FOOD: Kyochon Chicken and Mr. Park’s

Woohoo!!! This is the last entry for my backlog! I’m so glad that I’m finally free from it!! :))

For this post, I will be talking about the ever famous Kyochon Chicken and Mr. Park’s! Both restaurants serve delicious Korean food. Once again, this is not a paid advetisement. 

I will start with Mr. Park’s first. (Redundant ba?)

I’ve heard about Mr. Park’s from my colleagues, Abba and Cara. They said  that they frequent Mr. Park’s after our shift just to buy some pastries or coffee. They also mentioned that the food is affordable and delicious. They also suggested that we try Mr. Park’s Bingsu.

It was the night when I drank with three of my male colleagues at Metrowalk. Since I’m not that close to them, I felt very awkward and nervous to hangout with them. It’s a good thing that Ino was on his way to Metrowalk to fetch me. I drank 4 bottles of San Mig Light and felt a little dizzy. Ino also drank a couple of bottles and had a couple of cigarettes because my colleagues are smokers too. I understand how he feels and I know that it’s just for that night, so I let him smoke.

After some chitchat and another round of beer, we decided to go home.

However, we didn’t go home yet. Because as we were strolling around Emerald avenue, we spotted Mr. Park’s and decided to give it a try.

We ate some bread and sandwiches to keep us sober. We also ordered the Fruit Bingsu that Abba and Cara were talking about. It was actually nice.

The ambiance was very chic and classy. The food looks gourmet and the staffs were very friendly and accommodating. According to their staff, Mr. Park’s is open 24/7. 🙂

It was very nice. However, the Bingsu that we ordered was not the exact Bingsu that I have in mind. I thought that it would be like Cafe 7ate9, which was creamy and sweet. However, since it’s composed of fruits, the sourness of some of the fruits affected the taste of the Bingsu. (Haha! What am I saying?) It’s 2:25 AM. I’m sorry.

Probably, it was because I’m expecting a heavenly taste. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as heavenly as it was supposed to be. Or I just have a high expectation on things.

I was able to take some photos but my phone’s battery died in the middle of my picture taking. 😦 I also have some photos in Ino’s phone but he hasn’t sent it to me yet.  I’ll just update this soon, okay?

So, here’s the beautiful place of Mr. Park’s:

Mr. Park’s Bread & Cake is located at Garnet Street Corner F. Ortigas Jr, Ortigas, Pasig City. Please visit them as soon as you can! 🙂


I’ve been hearing about Kyochon Chicken from my students because of its famous Chicken and beer (Chimaek) and it got me curious about how it tastes like.

Unlike Filipinos who like to eat chicken with rice, Koreans usually eat their chicken with beer. I have tried the  Yangnyum Chicken in Seoul (Korean Restaurant in Escriva) and it is by far the best chicken that I’ve ever had. Even their plain fried chicken is very delicious!

I was very giddy when Ino agreed to eat at Kyochon in SM Mega Mall. Since I’m such a curious cat, the thought of eating at a famous Korean restaurant where my students can actually relate to, made me really happy.

I became much happier when he ordered Tteokbokki and Hotteok for dessert. 🙂 Oooh, I’m becoming hungry again.

Anyway, here’s what we ordered:

 

 

The Tteokbokki and the Hotteok are really nice. I enjoyed the sweetness of both dishes! I enjoyed it too much that I ended up having a terrible toothache afterwards.

The chicken was pretty small but they have an explanation for that. It was okay. It was a little similar with Bonchon but I prefer Kyochon’s snacks and desserts more. I love Froyo (Frozen Yogurt) though.

I would like to go back to Kyochon and try another dish if I will have another chance. Hmmm… this is not a good time to get hungry. Time check 2:11 AM. :))

Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie

Just like what I wrote in Plana’s last week, it was my colleague, Lily, who told me about this cafe. I’m glad that I met her and she recommended these restaurants to me.

The restaurants that she suggested are very cute, cozy, comfortable and relaxing. I would like to discover more restaurants in the future and that’s gonna be my goal this year. YEY Me! (Insert London Tipton’s voice. 🙂 )

Ino and I went to Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie last week, June 20, 2015. It was the same day where we went to Plana’s Pantry and Gym Plus.

Actually, we went to Le Miél after we went to the gym. So, what’s the point of going to the gym, right? And it was just our 2nd week! So, it was a very early cheat day for us.

So, I told him about Le Miél the night before and we actually went there but he wants to eat rice at that time so we decided to come back the day after.

The restaurant was very cute. It has a homey feel. The music on the background was apt for the place. Lily was also right when she described the place to me, it was really cute!

Here are some photos of the place:

Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie
Outside Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie

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Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie's menu
Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie’s menu
delicious cakes!!
delicious cakes!!
yummy cakes!
yummy cakes!

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We tried Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie's Gateau Fudge Chocolat and their Berry Berry Bingsu.
We tried Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie’s Gateau Fudge Chocolat and their Berry Berry Bingsu.

 

It was heaven at first bite! The Gateau Fudge Chocolat has a bitter sweet taste but was very soft and chewy. It was delicious even if it was not the usual sweet cake that we usually order in the popular bakeshops in the Philippines. Actually, it was better than the cakes sold in the popular bakeshops.

Berry Berry Bingsu: up close and personal
Berry Berry Bingsu: up close and personal

 

I actually saw this bingsu in Lily’s instagram. She described it as:

Bingsu-Korean version of Halo-Halo
Flavor: Berry Berry-shaved snow ice, corn flakes, condensed milk topped with French vanilla ice cream and fresh berries

Thanks @lemielcafe for this yummylicious bingsu and for a great dining experience!👍👍👍 #foodporn#koreandessert#patbingsu

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Indeed, a bingsu is a Korean Halo-halo. It is a refreshing dessert. It’s like a yogurt with fruits such as blueberries and strawberries with cornflakes too. It was very delicious! I highly recommend it. I would love to try it again or maybe try another flavor and another cake next time.

By the way, here is another information about the bingsu:

According to Wikimedia Commons,

Bingsu or bingsoo is a very popular and elaborate snack/dessert in Korea, especially during the summer season. This snack is composed of ice shavings and various ingredients such as sweetened condensed milk, fruit syrups, various fruits such as strawberries, kiwifruit, and bananas, small pieces of tteok (rice cake), chewy jelly bits, and cereal flakes. It is often topped with ice cream or frozen yogurt. The most popular variety is patbingsu made with sweetened azuki beans (known as 팥, pat).

Look at these cute designs!
Look at these cute designs!

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Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie is located inside The Hub, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong, 1550.

You can reach them at 0927 543 8863 or email them at Lemielcafe@hotmail.com or check out their Facebook.

They are open from:

Mon – Thu:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Fri:
11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sat:
2:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun:
2:00 pm – 1:00 am

Disclaimer: This blog post is a restaurant review. It’s a free advertising. Le Miél Café et Pâtisserie didn’t pay me for this advertisement. We were just satisfied customers giving back to the restaurant owners.

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