Chung Ki Wa Korean Restaurant
CHUNG KI WA KOREAN RESTUARANT
Located at Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Last week we finally had dinner again on my other Korean fave, and I finally found out what the name was, Chung Ki Wa. It is owned by a Korean couple (whose kid, incidentally, is H’s student), very friendly, always with hello’s and bows and thank you’s when we pay them a visit.
Great food as usual, we ordered Chadolbaki (grilled thin beef strips) and they had a promo (250/order, down from the original 350). We also ordered the staple Kimchi Jjigae, which is a bit odd because for some reason, their soup always tastes different everytime we order it. It’s not particularly unpleasant, but yuo just can’t count on it to be as fabulous as last week’s. Odd.
Banchans (side dishes) were a winner, especially the giant bean sprouts that I love. we had two platefuls of it, me luhrves it. Our total bill just amounted to about 600++ including a bottle of San Miguel and a can of coke.
If you’d like to go for a nice interior, tasteful decor, go here. The interior is lit by soft yellow lights instead of the clinical fluorescent of Min Sok and Manna. Also if you would like to avoid the noise and crowd, this is the best choice. The restaurant is never full (i feel bad about that), but the food is definitely at par with the other two.
Chung Ki Wa is also located beside a Korean Grocery. We dropped by just as they were about to close just to ask about the dried chili powder. This is an essential ingredient in making home-made kimchi, and while SM carries it, they only sell it in friggin sacks and these cost about 550.00 a pop. I don’t need that much chili. Oh, and the local chili powder won’t work either, it’s too hot. Trust me, I’ve tried it.
Anyhoo, I was able to get 100 grams (they sell it tingi) of the medium-hot dried chili for about 50 pesos. I split this with H, but we’ve yet to use it. Me happy.