New eats: Samgyup King is not your typical unli-Korean BBQ joint

Joko Magalong-De Veyra

Posted at Nov 22 2019 04:00 PM

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MANILA -- Samgyup King Unlimited Korean BBQ aims to stand out from other unli-Korean barbecue restaurants by featuring one-of-a-kind grilling stations and offering more choices to diners.

While Samgyup King, located at Fisher Mall in Quezon City, has grilling stations with a flat top to cook meat, as well as those ever-present metal BBQ vents, their similarity to other BBQ joints’ grills stops there. 

Not your typical Korean table grill. Handout

A first in Manila, each Samgyup King table features a motorized contraption that automatically turns skewers over a barbecue pit (that uses environmentally friendly bamboo charcoal). It makes for stress-free dining, as customers simply load their skewers, and watch these turn over the smoldering heat until the sticks are done to their liking. 

(From left) Owner Willie YuloQue, restaurant manager Sam YuloQue and R&D head Bryan YuloQue. Handout

“Filipinos are fans of barbecue, so we gave them more options,” said Willy YuloQue, owner of Samgyup King. 

Diners are spoiled for options as Samgyup King serves dishes usually found in popular unli-type restaurants in the metro -- and more. 

Korean-marinated imported meats. Handout
Kimchi and sauces. Handout

Beside the Korean fare (chicken, beef, pork, including unlimited banchan), there’s a full roster of Filipino street barbecue items like the popular pork and chicken barbecue, chicken and pork intestines (isaw), pork ears (tenga), and pork skin among others. Other delights also include meatballs, fish balls, salmon balls, longganisa, and sausages. 

Filipino barbecue and more. Handout

Also on the buffet are unlimited not-so-spicy buffalo chicken wings freshly cooked seafood tempura. Wash these down with some spicy noodle soup, and if gets too spicy, sip on your welcome drink of milk tea (Thai, taro, Okinawa, and Hokaido variants). 

Tempura and chicken wings. Handout
Milk tea. Handout

Proudly serving only imported meats from Europe, with herbs and seasoning spices sourced from Korea, Samgyup King is a no-fuss barbecue concept that caters to those who want it all in one roof in a price that won’t break the bank. 

The many offerings at Sampgyup King. Handout

Sampgyup King is currently priced at P499 per person for a maximum of 2 hours eating time during peak hours. The restaurant also offers a birthday promo, where the celebrant eats free with a minimum of 3 other people during his/her birthday month.