15 January 2007

Song-Do Korean Experience

In one of our company presentations to a customer, Team Marketing was tasked to look for a suitable venue that has ample space for a presentation, and at the same time, have lunch as well. After looking at over five venues in the Ortigas area, we finally settled for a Korean Restaurant. This one's named Song-Do, and is located at El Pueblo near St. Francis Square at the back of SM Megamall.

While Pauline and I were comfortable with our choice, it turned out that our Sales team weren't as optimistic, especially when they learned that we have to remove our shoes, and that not everyone might enjoy Korean food. But their doubts were dispersed when the guests arrived and were delighted at the unique venue. They felt like they were in a Koren TV drama which is taking the local TV primetime slots by storm. And they didn't mind taking off their shoes at all. It's all part of the Korean dining experience after all.

We didn't have to squat all throughout the presentation; the space underneath the table is hollow so you can sit in the normal fashion. This is for the semi-private place; they have regular tables and chairs too, with stoves in the middle for Korean Barbecue.

At lunchtime, we were served a variety of appetizers. There was, of course, the kimchi. Pauline and I had bimbimbap which is also a popular food item because of the Koreanovelas.



They have this strips of beef that look like bacon that they cooked using this contraption over the stove. Yummy.


Song-Do is a very friendly place with a friendly price. And it's a relatively new place too, so it's spic and span. Highly recommended!

11 comments:

  1. So, feeling nasa korean telenovela pala kayo ha. Paano kaya pag merong amoy yung paa nung iba eh di mawawalan ka na ganang kumain...hehehe.

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  2. Anonymous1:13 pm

    ^oo nga, hindi ba kayo binigyan ng slippers?

    pero subukan pa rin namin, para kunwari nasa koreanovela kami :)

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  3. Parang Japanese din pala. Natawa ako sa comment ni Ann. :)

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  4. ey, how come hindi ko alam itich? the strips of beef looks good sir nick! yum!

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  5. Anonymous5:27 am

    I would have taken my shoes off in a heartbeat to eat at a Korean place. However, I don't know how long I could sit on the floor. My muscles would have screamed out loud after fifteen minutes.

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  6. pre sarap naman dyan libre mko... san ba next lakad natin

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  7. Anonymous5:15 pm

    So isa ka pala sa mga in-charge palagi sa venue searchers huh? I love this choice..I love Korean food too. As long as its not too spicy. The place looks great and the food so yummy!

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  8. Just a recommendation: the food at Namsan Korean Barbecue(there's one at Festival Supermall and another along Pasay Road) is fantastic. I recommend the dolsot bibimbap, mandu (Korean gyoza), and bulgogi.

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  9. Just a recommendation: the food at Namsan Korean Barbecue(there's one at Festival Supermall and another along Pasay Road) is fantastic. I recommend the dolsot bibimbap, mandu (Korean gyoza), and bulgogi.

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  10. Interesting! I like Korean foods better than any other foreign-based food out there. I used to eat in a korean restaurant in Timog Avenue since the early 90's (they're probably the first korean restaurant in the area). But with the advent of Korean students learning English here in our country, lots of korean restaurant also proliferated in different parts in Metro Manila and even invaded the malls. Good food they have and I like even those spicy. I love kimchi and was learning to use chopsticks from these foods. Good choice you have there for your venue. The experience is sure more than the Koreanovela itself :)

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  11. Hi! I recently just discovered this place too --- I borrowed one of your pictures for my review, if that's alright?

    http://hrudu.multiply.com <-- I'll take 'em out if it's not cool.

    Enjoyed the place too! And the value for food? I love it!

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