Nowadays, when people think about Korean food, “Samgyupsal” always comes into mind. You know, unlimited amounts of grilled pork belly, lettuce, kimchi, and all the other condiments for only a few hundred pesos per person. Filipinos, like us, have come to love Korean food and all sorts of Korean restaurants have popped up in the past few years, seemingly to satisfy the huge demand for all the tasty dishes they have to offer. In this edition of EATSplorations, we will be featuring an up and coming Korean restaurant that’s known for its food porn worthy CHICKEN CHEESE FONDUE plates. We will be sharing about Kko Kko Korean Restaurant in Sapphire Bloc, Ortigas. Kko Kko is a modern Korean restaurant that serves up Korean Fried Chicken, Street Food, and Lunchboxes. Sounds exciting so far? Keep on reading because here goes our Kko Kko EATSperience, enjoy!
Kko Kko Korean Restaurant in Sapphire Bloc!
Located at the ground floor of Sapphire Bloc in Ortigas, Kko Kko is perfect for lunch feasts with colleagues and after work chill outs with friends. They have a Happy Hour Special, too! As you all know, fried Chicken and beer go perfectly well together and yes, cheers to that!
A quick look inside Kko Kko!
We loved the look of Kko Kko so much! It’s not your typical Korean restaurant. It’s probably designed to draw the young professional crowd over with its more contemporary look which is perfect for families, too.
Kko Kko’s loaded menu of Korean favorites can be accessed through their tablets. If you want to take a closer look at each of the description, just simply pinch your way into it. As common as it is now, we were still impressed with the menu in the tablet. It’s more visually appealing and very easy to use.
Of course, there’s free kimchi while waiting for our orders. Since it was just the three of us, we didn’t really need to order much. We just ordered the famous Chicken Cheese Fondue, an order of Kimbap, and a Dosirak (Korean lunchbox). Not much, right? Hehe!
Time to EATSperience Kko Kko’s EATS!
Shredded carrots, pickled radish, pickled cucumber, Korean ham, beef bulgogi, egg and odeng rolled in seasoned rice and seaweed. After the spicy kimchi as a starter, we loved how the Kimbap has so many layers of flavors and textures in every bite. The sauce was more on the sweeter side of things which made us crave for more. A filling start to a great Korean meal!
Stir-fried beef, kimchi, sweet and spicy anchovies, rice and fried egg. This lunchbox is perfect for a filling lunch. It has a lot of components that will surely satisfy anybody’s cravings. The star of this lunchbox is of course the bulgogi which was really tender and sweet. Make sure to eat it with kimchi, egg, and some anchovies in one spoonful to maximize the EATSperience.
Melted cheese in a bread bowl served with french fries, homemade onion rings and boneless chicken chunks tossed in the sauce of your choice. The cheese was just heavenly! We loved every bit of it. Fried food and cheese fondue is a match made in foodie heaven. TIP: Try the spicy sauce for your chicken if you are not eating with a child. It will provide a great balance in flavors since the cheese is quite sweet.
Look at that food porn worthy cheese shot! 😀
Cheese and fries. Yum, yum, yum!
And finally, fried chicken and cheese! The cheese was stretching like there was no tomorrow. The crunchy chicken was complemented perfectly by the gooey cheese. Simply delicious!
Kko Kko reminded us that Korean food is more than just grilling some beef and pork belly. This EATSperience reminded us that we should really try out new and different dishes out of the many famous and delicious Korean dishes. Kko Kko’s Fried Chicken and Cheese Fondue just made it out to our go-to comfort food list! Definitely coming back and trying out their spicy chicken sauce next time. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, ’till next time!
North Tower, The Sapphire Bloc Building, Sapphire Road corner Onyx and Garnet St, Ortigas, Pasig
+632 535 7689
11:00am to 11:00pm (Mon-Sun)
Budget: 1000 php for two