Iloilo City is slowly becoming a little piece of Seoul as you can almost see Korean restaurant around the metro. It may not yet be to the level of Myeongdong or Itaewon but the food places around you are more than enough for a Korean fix.
Along Lopez Jaena Street in Jaro (in front of Central Philippine University main gate), there is a new food place you must try. By the name Seoul Eater, this is a place that is not just all style but it features affordable meals that taste as good as they look. The menu is upgrading so you will have something to try and you will never ran out of delicious shots from close-up photos to flat lays.
Seoul Eater Menu
The menu is mostly Korean dishes but those who are not so fan of it can also choose from all-day breakfast meals and Pinoy favorites.
What We Had
We visited on their soft-opening week and we had Kimchi Ramyun, Bibimbap and Chicken Bin Laden.
Ramyun is all the goodness of traditional Japanese ramen with the big, bold, spicy flavours of Korean cooking. It is like our Batchoy’s equivalent. Topped with lots of Kimchi.
Bibimbap means “mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables“.
Their kimchi is a scene stealer. It’s kimchi but fit for an Ilonggo palate. It might be just a side dish but you will definitely love it.
How to Get There
This place is located along Lopez Jaena Street in Jaro. Specifically in front of Central Philippine University main gate. You can get here by riding Jaro CPU or Jaro CPU Ungka. Pavia-La Paz and Leganes La Paz are also passing by the area.
Korean Restaurants in Iloilo City do not only serve samgyupsal (probably the most famous in locality. Korean food is wonderful that their food traditions extend back centuries. Through the modern times, their culinary industry keeps on innovating for the modern generations. People from all over the world is slowly picking up and introducing these meals to local places – where you no longer need to book a flight to get a taste of what Oppa, Noona, Unnie or Ajumma in your favorite Kdrama is having.