New find: Min Sok Restaurant Makati

My visit: January 21, 2012

Min Sok Saeng Deung Sim
5655 Don Pedro St., cor Jacobo,
Poblacion, Makati 

After coming back from our 10-day Korean vacation, we had enough of Korean barbecue, or so we thought. DH and I miss Korean barbecue so much so that for two consecutive Saturdays, we were on a look out for authentic Korean restaurants. 

Last January 14, we went to Korean Village in Nakpil, Malate after going to Quiapo. The week after, we paid Min Sok- a hole in the wall restaurant in Poblacion, Makati, a visit. 

sangchu-ssam; short ribs PhP490

It was a post I read in FB by Dr. Allan Pua last January 7 that pique my curiosity. In his post, he was raving about Min Sok Saeng Deung Sim- an authentic Korean Restaurant. I only got a vague description on where it is located. Thank goodness Min Sok is known within the area where the go-so dance clubs are located. After asking a couple of bystanders, we were able to locate the restaurant.

Sangchu-ssam is a term used for cooked rice and other food wrapped in lettuce

assorted appetizers

It is an 8 year old, dingy restaurant but do not get disheartened. Just remember that you are there to eat!

After ordering, appetizers were laid out in front of us! 8 kinds in total ; p I got a second serving of fish cake BokkEum... favorite ko lang!

Samgyupsal PhP300

Samgyupsal (Samgyeopsal) consists of fatty slices of pork belly (similar to uncured bacon) The meat, usually neither marinated nor seasoned, is cooked on a grill at the diners' table. - Wikipedia

Hmmm... looks like bacon to me hehehe The pork's fat on the lower right portion of the photo was used as an oil for grilling the meat.

lettuce, onion, garlic and green chili- parang palaman sa tinapay lol

In Korean Village, we have to pay an extra PhP150 for all these.

Kimchi jjigae

One of our orders came with a free soup called kimchi jjigae. I don't remember which one. Maybe you can just ask if you go there lol

Kimchi jjigae is a stew made with kimchi and other ingredients such as scallions, onions, diced tofu, pork or seafood- Wikipedia

Kalguksu PhP250

As if our orders were not enough, DH added Kalguksu. I was not able to taste this anymore. I am too full to eat.

Kalguksu "knife noodles" consists of handmade, knife- cut wheat flour noodles served in a large bowl with broth and other ingredients consumed during summer. Its name comes from the fact that the noodles are not extruded or spun, but cut.- Wikipedia

inside the restaurant

If you don't understand what's on the menu or how to order, you can always ask the friendly staff of Min Sok. One waitress was assigned on our table just to cook ; p Parking is limited but you can always park on the side streets. Just pray that no towing truck will pass by hahaha

There are several other Korean restaurants found within the area. DH & I will try them one by one ; p Yes, we are certified Korean food lovers!