Saturday, July 26, 2014

NEW RESTO ALERT: Woo Galbi

The East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas is now a haven for foodies because it offers a a diverse line-up of "international" restaurants from Filipino, Continental, Japanese, Korean, et al. And having tried the Woo Galbi a few days back before I was invited to join the special lunch for bloggers, I happily confirmed my attendance.

Also, being a faithful koreanovela enthusiast made me appreciate Korean food and my hubby and daughter also learned to appreciate Korean food.


I love the cozy and friendly interiors. It makes me want to stay there forever. No kidding. This is the kind of restaurant where you'd be happy to hang-out with family or friends and chillax after a tummy-filling meal. The staff are friendly and unobtrusive. Thumbs up!



Woo Galbi House Salad. I love how the lettuce are green and crisp and the tomato juicy. The dressing is also just right but if you wanted more I think they'll happily give it to you.


Beef Belly Wrap. This reminds me of my favorite panizza. And its beef so its good. I seldom go wrong when it comes to beef.


Tiger Roll. Interesting! I only ate the toppings and the middle part (prawn). Sorry I skipped the rice part because I suddenly had this crazy idea of not-eating-rice anymore. But the flavor execution is good although I made the mistake of dipping it in soy sauce and it totally lost its unique flavor. My advice, don't dip in sauce.


Ramyeon: Ojing-o and Jeyuk. Ramyeon is ramyeon and this I can happily eat all week. The thing that I love best when it comes to ramyeon is that its so flexible when it comes to what goes in it. In this case, squid and pork. Yumyum.


Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap. I used to love bibimbap but since I'm on a self-imposed no-rice diet, I sadly skipped this. Everyone on the table had a go and the plate was cleared in a few minutes so it must be delish.


Woo Galbi Roll. It took me several shots and different angles before I'm satisfied with the photo. Alas, I wasn't able to taste this for some reason I can't remember. But my the blogger beside me was raving about it and happily ate my share.


Bulgogi Shortribs. Now this I like. Obviously, beef agrees with my no rice diet. Not to mention I can just eat it with lettuce. And the marinade tasted great, too. Very flavorful and the beef is not dry but juicy.


Galbi Tang. Beef soup with radish and glass noodles. Two thumbs up! Read my separate Galbi Tang review here.


Sundubu Jjigae. This is L-O-V-E especially on a rainy day. I know this for a fact because a friend and I happen to have lunch here on another occasion and we ordered this. It was raining cats and dogs that time we're even dripping when we arrived at the restaurant bt Sundubu Jjigae saves the day. The soup has prawns and squid and herbs and veggies. I love the way it warmed our tummies. Oh, and you can request if you prefer not-spicy, mild, or spicy. Thumbs up!


All Beef Platter 1. Be ready to wrap-and-roll. Super good. I had more than a few slices of this. Best paired with soju (if you drink). This is a nice dish that the whole family or group of friends will enjoy since it involves a table-top stove.


Blue Torch Salmon Rolls. I ate the salmon sans sauce this time. Good. I really apologize for not eating the rice (again).


Spicy Deep Fried California Maki. I skipped this because I'm just too full and ready to burst. The other bloggers gave it a try. Aja!





To sum it up, I enjoyed all the dishes that was presented to us. Actually, that's about a quarter of the menu. Will schedule a family date soon. Yey!

P.S. The restaurant also serves note-worthy banchans. I specifically fell in-love with their spinach with sesame oil and the spicy "dilis."



Woo Galbi
6L East Wing
Shangri-La Plaza
Mandaluyong City


18 comments :

  1. i've been craving for korean food for quite some time now (well, apart from craving for ramen)... this might be a good one to try.. how's the price range?

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    1. Its about P200-P400 for the reasonably priced items on the menu. Serving is good for sharing. :)

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  2. haha, I knew that was a lot of food! it's a nice place, I love Korean food..perhaps this would be a good place to introduce our kids to oriental dishes. ;)

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    1. I don't know how we survived the food tasting ... hahaha

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  3. Ay oo nga, super chill and relaxing ng ambiance, so your sentiment makes sense hehe. I'm not so fond of Japanese food, but I do love some Korean! :-)

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    1. And they have wifi !!!!!!! Its nice to do some work or schedule business meetings here also :)

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  4. Would love to try this! Good thing it's quite near.

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  5. I haven't tried any Korean Restaurant. Medyo nag aalangan kasi ako sa mga food nila eh, but with your review, I guess I should ask my husband to try this place.

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  6. Wow! I never heard of a resto who offers food of different cultures. The food looks so great especially the Bulgogi Shortribs!

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  7. I'm not that into Korean food. But the beef dishes look so delicious! I didn't know Korea has sushi like maki also.

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    1. I didn't know also that they have "sushi like maki" also and I told my seatmate that is it Korean? Good thing that that seatmate already went to Korea and was able to confirm that Koreans serve "sushi like maki" :)

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  8. I kept thinking that the restau name sounds familiar. 12 hours later, I got it. I was thinking about another korean restau named ho galbi. Haha. Anyway, I'm getting hungry just looking at the photos. I should go try this sometime. :)

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  9. I've read about Woo Galbi but sadyl, I haven't visited the place yet.I'm drooling at the spread you got here specially the Bibimbap.

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  10. I haven't really eaten at Korean restos but the food here looks delicious. I'm interested to give the Bulgogi Beef Bibimbap a try. :))

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  11. I'd love to try this, too. Maybe when we visit Shangri-la Plaza, it's a bit far from our place.

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  12. Korean food is one of the healthiest cuisines. I want to try their Ramyeon and Woo Galbi Roll!

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  13. I seldom go in Korean restos. Only when I'm with foodie bestfriends because most of the time I don't have any idea which to get. Hihihi.. I should tell them about this resto.

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  14. Sayang ang rice ng maki :D I do love maki as long as I can tolerate the anghang :D
    Korean foods are hot and spicy, really hot!!!. I tried Korean Ramen and Chicken Bulgogi but was not able to appreciate it since the hot taste prevails.

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