Soban K-Town Grill – Where Western Meets Asian



Most Filipinos are born foodies! We are always on the look out for something new in the market. And trying a new restaurant or delicacies always give us a unique satisfaction, weather it be good or bad. Entrepreneur’s see that as an opportunity that is why new concepts are always seen around the corner.

And just recently a new collaboration was born and is now open to serve diners in Eastwood, Libis Quezon City.

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Meet Soban K-Town Grill, the brainchild of the collaboration between Mr. Sung Rah, Sariwon Korean Barbecue’s award winning restaurateur from Seoul and the Happyfoods Group (You know Jollibee right?) behind Sariwon Philippines. Soban K-Town Grill is the place where one can grill pork (samgyupsal) and chicken (dak galbi) barbecue, marinated in six mind-blowing flavors, explore a line-up of scrumptious K-tacos (Korean tacos) and Korritos (Korean burritos), and enjoy such delectable dishes in a hip restaurant ambiance that can easily become the new neighbourhood joint.

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With Mr. Sung Rah

I was one to lucky person to be able to taste their food on their launch held before the first day of their regular operation. The restaurant is easy to locate and is placed on a very visible area on the second floor of Eastwood Mall. With a well-lighted ambiance, wood and metal fixtures plus a nice combination of word, art, and shades of black and white, the restaurant is definitely inviting. And I actually like how they make the smoke tubes an art pieces.

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Before the heavy feast started, we were able to do some icebreakers. All the guest where invited to join the popular Korean game called “Kong Kong Chil Ppang” which means “007 phang!” it was concentration game wherein each should be able to respond quickly by saying the words “Kong Kong Chil Ppang” one by one, without breaking the chain. Luckily I was one of the winner for this challenge! I won an apron!

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Of course, I was given an alternative drink for I don’t drink alcohol. #teehee

The second game was called a Taco Relay, where in each of the team member would will contribute and do a relay in creating a taco. Afterwards it was presented to Mr. Sung that acts as the judge of the relay. The fastest and the most desirable Taco, wins – which my team won of course.

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Now lets start satisfying our tummy.

Soban K-Town’s menu reflects its culinary vision in providing quality, yet affordable food by weaving traditional Korean ingredients and techniques with American comfort food, dashed with the Mexican street food culture.

Tacos + French Fries + Kimchi = Soban! See the equation? 

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With Kath, Gerry & Karina (with Little Kath)

We first started with the 6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set, that’s 540 grams of grilled pork belly goodness! The house specialty comes in classic original, fruity, chili bean flavors while the soy garlic, doenjang or Korean miso, and wine flavors are subject to change depending on the season. I personally enjoyed the chili bean and soy garlic flavors!

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The Samgyupsal set is good for 3-4 persons and server with unlimited rice, salad, bone marrow soup and egg roll appetizers for Php 1,420. You can also do an upgrade to the signature Kimchi fried rice by adding Ph 15.00

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I super enjoyed the bone marrow soup and the salad, is best when mix with pork and rice.

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If craving for more, you can also try Mr. Sung Rah’s line up of personal favorites – Sung’s Picks, which includes Kimchi Fries, K-taco and Korrito.

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(1) K-taco (2) Korrito (3) Kimchi Fries

For the A la Carte Rice collection, one can savour the mouthwatering Chicken Teriyaki Bap and Beef Bulgogi Bap—mixed with assorted vegetables and fried egg in a sizzling bowl. For something closer to home, explore the beef and chicken Korilog rice bowls, the Korean tapsilog and Chixsilog, resting on kimchi fried rice and topped with fried egg.

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There are actually a lot of dishes to explore at Soban, and one visit wouldn’t really be enough. So expect me to drop by again pretty soon! I’m looking forward of trying their Gematsal Ramyeon and Beef Ramyeon! So, would you be willing to go with me?

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Soban K-Town Grill is located at 2nd Floor Eastwood Mall, Quezon City.

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With the ladies behind Soban K-Town Grill, Donna, Dotz & Diana

Until our next discovery in the City!
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