After our failed attempt to eat Samgyeopsal at another restaurant, our group decided to eat at Chun Cheon Sutbul Dak-galbi located along A.S Fortuna street, Mandaue City. This place has become quite popular in the local scene because of it’s specialty, Dak-galbi with cheese.
It was already past eight in the evening when we arrived so I thought they were almost closing. Fortunately they close at 1 am. That’s plenty of time to eat and chill with your friends. Also, the restaurant was quite packed when we arrived but thankfully, they have a second floor that can accomodate our group.
For our dinner, we ordered the house specialty Chun Cheon Dak-galbi with add-on of cheese and ramen noodles. Dak-Galbi simply means spicy stir fried chicken. It is a popular Korean dish, said to have originated in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province in South Korea (Now you know why the restaurant is named as such). The dish consists of boneless chicken pieces, rice cakes, green cabbage, sweet potato and more. These are then stir fried in Gochujang (red pepper paste) in a hot plate in front of you.
The best part of eating Korean food is it is usually for sharing. Each order of the Dak-Galbi is good for 2 persons. Do note though that each serving has a minimum of two orders if you want to have cheese add on.
Price wise, it may be a bit expensive if you are eating alone since one serving of the Dak-Galbi is priced at Php350. Cheese add on is at Php 200 and Ramen at Php 100. One sitting could cost Php 1,000. But then again, coming here might be best if there are at least 3 or 4 in a group to split the cost and finish the whole thing.
Then the moment of truth after the servers cooked the Dak-Galbi in front of us. How does it taste? It tasted really good! I loved the fact that it is freshly cooked in front of you. And look at that oozing cheese in the plate. You can’t go wrong with it. The side dishes were also great. They served Kimchi (of course!), a basket of lettuce, shredded cabbage, small kimchi pancakes and a first for most of us, this combination of squash and sweet potatoes that’s served like an ice cream.
Overall, our experience was great. Aside from the company (there were 13 of us when we dined here), the food was just good. I give props to the place for their service as well.
Will I be back? Yes, I most definitely will!