We’ll be frank – we looove Korean food! We remember our college days when we would often spend lunch or after-class dinners at the nearest Korean fast food joint, ordering Ramyeon rice combos with Kim Bab on the side. Now that we’re out of college and with a little more in our wallets to spend, we could level up to more than just a bowl of noodles, and just recently, we got our tummies super filled at the Korean Manor Buffet.
The Korean Manor Buffet serves UNLIMITED Samgyeopsal and Shabushabu for only PHP 399 – a combination that isn’t found anywhere else in Baguio so far. Our eyes widened as we saw the selections before us. On one side, there are different meats, potatoes, kim bab, and lettuce for the Samgyeopsal, and on the other side, the Sahabushabu selection offers a variety of seafood, veggies, and noodles.
Our table looked so colorful with all the different ingredients. With a frying pan on one end of the table and a hot pot on the other, we got cooking! We skipped lunch to make room for all the food, and as soon as the meats were frying and the broth boiling, our stomachs were rumbling like crazy.
Usually when we’re out eating Samgyeopsal, we had to make the most of whatever was in the set, but here, we could go all out and fill our lettuce leaves with all the kimchi and meat we want! Plus with shabushabu, it was a match made in heaven. A bit of something wet to complement something dry.
The scenery outside was magnificent. As the restaurant is situated in Mines View, we got the same view as the View Deck. We would take breaks from our meal to feel the refreshing breeze outside.
Here’s a lesson that we learned the hard way: Even if you’re in a group, take your time in selecting your ingredients and take them in small amounts. And then go back if you need more. It’s best not to be takaw-tingin in the beginning and end up having too much to eat, because guess what, there’s a fine for leftovers 😉
And if you have still have space in your stomach for dessert, they have a simple, sweet fruit cocktail to balance out all that salty flavors.
Of course, buffets are best for people with huge appetites, but if you want entrees, they have those too! They also have a small stage with Korean national costumes to try on for picture ops.
We had a fantastic time at the Korean Manor Buffet. We all ended up bloated and if we could, we would have crawled our way outside. Visit them at the second floor of Ibay Zion Hotel, Mines View!