Gaja Korean Kitchen Poblacion Makati

[2018-Sep-13] Gaja Korean Kitchen during their soft opening period used to be open only during late afternoon/early evening. They will now be open for lunch too.


Chef Marc Justin Tee offers his version of South Korean cuisine to Gaja Korean Kitchen customers. We were able to sample some of their food offerings (and later drinks too).


My top favorite is the Galbi-jjim (very tender you can slice it with chopsticks) with mushrooms duxelle, potato & carrot puree. The Galbi-jjim, together with the rice in the photo (forgot the name) will really make your day. I am not a dessert person but I liked the Korean Chili Lava Cake. Not too sweet and best to eat the cake together with the ice-cream. The spicy bitter chocolate goes well with the vanilla ice-cream


There were quite a lot to try and those we were able to eat/taste were all good. For the spicy dishes, you can chose the level of spiciness you prefer.


I did say there were a lot 🙂 . Korean Pancake, Cold Noodles, Spicy Soft Tofu Soup, Osam


After the the meal, the “secret bar” was revealed. The Odd Seoul, a nice cozy place to drink & chill, after meals or otherwise. Soju with Yakult is surprisingly good. Lots of good drinks to enjoy so remember to “drink moderately” 🙂

One negative is that Gaja Korean Kitchen is not so easy to find if you haven’t been there before or without help from someone who knows where it is. Access to the 2nd floor where it is located is a stairway on the left side of the building (or your right side when you are facing the building). Persevere and you will be rewarded with good food and drinks.

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