Where To Order Korean Street Food In And Around Metro Manila
Get your fill of Korean corndogs, fishcakes, dumplings, and more!
These days, there's no shortage of restaurants and BBQ joints in Manila where you can get your Korean food fix. However, if you've ever taken a trip to Seoul (or if you watch your fair share of K-dramas), you'd know that some of the best eating experiences you'll have in South Korea are the ones you get while walking on the street. Handheld snacks you can eat on-the-go as you explore the city are an indispensable part of any trip to the land of kimchi and K-Pop. While you may not be able to travel to the busy walkways of Myeongdong or Dongdaemun at the moment, you can at least trick your taste buds into thinking you're there. Below, we round up some spots in and around the Metro where you can buy Korean street food.
Here's where you can order popular Korean street food items in Manila:
Location: Marble II Townhomes, San Francisco Street, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City
What's on the menu: Mozza Cheese Hotdog (P70 each); Potato Cheese Hotdog (P85 each); Assorted box of five (P350)
A corndog is composed of a hotdog or sausage deep-fried in cornmeal batter. The Korean version of the treat is usually coated with breadcrumbs for extra crunch and contains melted cheese inside. Dogs and Dairies offers the snack with mozzarella cheese. You can choose to have it coated in breadcrumbs or, if you really feel like treating yourself, chopped potatoes. In Korea, the frenchy fry-coated treat is known as a Gamja hotdog.
How to order: Send a message to Dogs and Dairies' Facebook page with your name, contact number, delivery address, preferred payment method, date of delivery, and orders. Note that you can opt to order the corn dogs cooked or frozen, if you'd prefer to deep-fry them yourself at home.
Location: Building 4, GSIS Metrohomes, Anonas Street, Santa Mesa, Manila City
What's on the menu: Odeng Guk (P10/stick), Tteokboki (P20), Mandu (P10/piece), Gimmari (P10/piece)
Get your fill of bite-sized Korean treats at Samchon! They've got popular picks like odeng guk (fishcake soup), gimmari (deep-fried glass noodles wrapped in seaweed), mandu (korean dumplings), and tteokboki (sweet and spicy rice cakes). Best part? Their snacks are super budget-friendly!
How to order: Send a message to Samchon Korean Street Food's Facebook page or contact them at (0905)974-0607 or (02)8997-5609.
Location: Antipolo, Rizal City
What's on the menu: Odeng, Kimbap, Gimmari, Tteokboki, Boneless Korean Fried Chicken; Check out their full menu and price list online.
K-Pops' Korean treats are great for quick, fuss-free eating with skewered snacks like odeng (fried fish cake) and bite-sized treats like kimbap (Korean sushi roll) and gimmari (deep-fried seaweed spring rolls). Perfect to satisfy your midday Korean food cravings without having to prep a whole meal!
How to order: Call or text K-Pops at (0961)-878-0214 or (0905)408-7673. They're also available on FoodPanda in the Antipolo area.
Location: Las Piñas City
What's on the menu: Eomuk Bokkeum (stir-fried fish cakes), Kimbap, Tteokbokki; Check out their full menu and price list online.
You can order Sesame and You's Korean meals and snacks in small tubs good for two to three or in large platters enough for 10-15 depending on how many people you're feeding (or how big your craving is). They're perfect to munch on while you watch your fave K-Dramas at home!
How to order: Send a message to Sesame and You's Facebook page.
Location: Imus, Cavite City
What's on the menu: Gimbap, Fishcake, Korean Soft Tacos; Check out their full menu and price list online.
Erelah's K-Cuisine serves classics like gimbap, bibimbap, and fishcake, but we're especially eyeing their Korean Soft Tacos!
How to order: Send a message to Erelah's K-Cuisine's Facebook page. Note that they only accept orders in Cavite, Las Piñas, and other nearby areas south of the Metro.
What's on the menu: Strawberry Milk P120/500 ml)
Flavored milk is available at cafes, convenience stores, and street kiosks all over Korea and the current trend in the Metro seems to be strawberry milk. Re.Feel is just one of many cafes where you can get the creamy drink.
How to order: Message Re.Feel Cafe on Instagram or send an SMS or iMessage to 0995-448-6825.
Location: Las Piñas City
What's on the menu: Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread (P380/four pieces)
Namna is just one of several spots where you can order Korean cheesy garlic bread, which is composed of composed of a soft, buttery bread (similar to brioche) bun stuffed with cream cheese and garlic. They're simple, but pretty addicting. Not to mention, they're a great snack for when the weather gets a little chilly.
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