9 spots for delicious bibimbap in Manila
Rice is life - especially in bibimbap!
Bibimbap is one of the top 100 foods to eat in the world, according to Taste Atlas. It’s a mashup of many different ingredients since bibimbap means “mixed ingredients” (bibim) and “rice” (bap) in Korean. Usually it comes with mixed vegetables, a fried egg, a meat of your choice (beef or chicken) on top of rice, with a side of gochujang, a red chilli pepper paste. When it’s dolsot bibimbap, the rice is served in a heated stone pot. The stone creates a deliciously crispy texture to elevate the dish. If you’re in the mood for crunchy all-in-one rice bowls, here are 9 restaurants for the best bibimbap in Manila.
9 restaurants for amazing bibimbap in Manila
1. Namoo House
Address: G/F Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
If you want to eat only bibimbap in Manila, then the Stone Bowl Bibimbap at Namoo House will sort you out. It’s a hugely popular joint for the stone pot all-in-one rice dish. Namoo house is a local franchise of Maple Tree House, which is a thriving Korean BBQ restaurant in Seoul, Korea. The same recipe and technique that makes it popular there is brought to the kitchen in Manila!
Address: Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre, San Juan City; OR BHS Central Square, Bonifacio Global City
Another local franchise of a popular Korean chain is Sariwon. We have high expectations since the Seoul branch earned the accolade of “The Best Korean Restaurant” by Seoul Metropolitan Government. Many people look forward to the one of the best dolsot bibimbap in Manila. You can order less gochujang if you’re not a fan of spice.
3. Jin Joo Korean Grill
Address: 5/F Sky Garden, SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
One of the reasons why Jin Joo Korean Grill is a great place for bibimbap in Manila is the sheer variety meats you can order. Meat lovers can enjoy Spicy Seafood and Beef Bulgogi, while vegetarians can still enjoy the tutong from Tofu and Mushroom dolsot bibimbap.
4. Soga Migu
Address: Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Another of the tried and tested choices for bibimbap in Manila is Soga Migu! Their beef bulgogi is apparently one of the best in town, so ordering this alongside the all-in-one rice bowl!
Address: G/F Two E-Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
Like Jin Joo Korean Grill, you can enjoy a wide range of choices of bibimbap to order from like Seafood or Fish Fillet.
6. Min Mok
Address: 5655 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
As Min Mok is open from 10:30am onwards, it’s a good place for an alternative type of brunch. It’s also not too heavy as the portion size is smaller. This is a good choice for bibimbap in Manila if you’re watching your waistline.
7. Bim and Sam
Address: Dahlia Commercial Complex, Dahlia St, Fairview, Quezon City
If at this point you’re already sold on bibimbap, then you’ll want to visit Bim and Sam at least once. They offer unlimited bibimbap, as well as samgyupsal and dakgalbi!
8. RJ’s Korean Bowlgogi
Address: Buendia Food by the Court, Sen. G. Puyat Ave cor Bautista & Finlandia St, Makati
Don’t settle for cheap and cheerful. The dolsot bulgogi is one of the most affordable while being flavourful options in Metro Manila.
Address: 4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City; Tiendesitas, Pasig City
If you order a big bowl to share, you’ll miss out on the tutong effect. But ordering a single serving for one means your bibimbap is presented in the traditional stone pot. And it comes with delicious charcoaled pork!