Eat-All-You-Can Buffets continue to be a glowing part of the Philippines’ rich and diverse food culture. Just imagine a place with an overflow of good food while surrounded by some of your most favorite people in the planet? Yes, it’s a non-stop par-tee as far as I’m concerned. Well, that’s precisely what happened when U treated the whole family to Sambo Kojin- a popular buffet resto here in the metro.
Just like its older siblings, Saisaki, DADS and Kamayan, Sambo Kojin emitted that same posh-like, homey vibe that I found appealing.
The bustling buffet table located a few meters from where we were seated, featured a plethora of thinly sliced beef in various marinades, veggies rolled in fresh bacon, fresh fish steaks, prawns, crab sticks and even button mushrooms.
I love tempura of all kinds and Sambo Kojin’s ebi tempura beautifully matched my expectations. What I did find astonishing was their Filipino-style Tteokbokki (Rice Cake). I say Filipinized because it was sweet all through out with just a bit of spiciness, nothing like the ones I’ve tried at Flammable Tteokbokki and at Sam Sam Korean Cuisine @ Food Republic, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Sambo Kojin’s version was much richer and definitely a lot tastier, perhaps because of the addition of beef, veggies and sesame seeds.
But what I loved the most was Sambo Kojin’s Galbi jjim (Korean Beef Stew). Tender, melt-in-your mouth meat that fell right off the bones, this Korean dish resounded in a symphony of sweet ‘n’ spicy flavors that made me come back for a third helping. 🙂
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