I’ve been to a lot of Korean restaurants in Cebu. It feels like every corner there’s a Korean food waiting for me to devour, but when I heard that there’s a new foodie spot in my hometown, plus my friends really recommend it and it’s Korean so after I got home to Ormoc for a short vacation, I wouldn’t miss to try out Ormoc’s and prolly Leyte’s first ever Korean restaurant!
Seoul Jeong Restaurant is a mixture of modern and practical Korean restaurant I saw on Korean dramas, simple interiors and palletes. It’s quite small but it can still accommodate a handful of customers, the place actually reminds me of Amidala café, space wise, by the way they already expanded. So I hope in the long run, Seoul Jeong would expand too. To top it all, they play our favorite Korean dramas soundtracks, it was Boy overs Flowers OST playing while we were there, I’m glad I’m with my fellow Korean drama fans, Rachel-unnie who is a Park Shin Hye fan, Marta-unnie who loves L of Infinite, his husband and Alyssa, well, EXO all the way. And me, ha! I just stalked Park Bo Gum and the cast of Moonlight Drawn by the Clouds from the airport, to where they took their lunch and the hotel before taking my vacation. Enough of the fangirling though we still sang along with the songs even if our tongues got twisted with the lyrics.
Seoul Jeong is located just along Bonifacio Street, inside Alicemar building; it was a room for rent before, if memory is serving me right. But despite its seclusion, many are still intrigue and flock to this place.
It was really a spur of the moment meet up, I was just strolling around the city because I really miss Ormoc and got to see them again which leads us to my topic of this post.
It was indeed a taste of Seoul in this quiet and developing city. The food we tried was exquisite; it’s nothing like we can do at home.
Aside from the spicy yet distinct soup which I can’t remember the name due to I can’t pronounce it, I would say that their kimchi are really good from all the Kimchi I have tried so far. It was really different from the one you can easily buy on convenience stores or groceries. The Shabu-shabu, sorry I’m bad with remembering name of the dishes but it was also awesome doing the cooking though it was all Alyssa’s work. I love how crispy the veggies, oh, yes, my mouth is watering while I’m drafting this one. I want to go home and try other Korean dishes on that restaurant and teach my friends how to eat using chopsticks! Because I believe that if you eat Korean or Japanese dishes, use a chopstick to fully feel and savor this Asian dishes but that’s just my opinion. What’s the point of enjoying the food if you can’t eat it properly, right? So if you can’t use a chopstick properly yet, just practice or eat at Seoul Jeong everyday!
3D Wall Art and Hanbok for little girls
You can also try and have a photo with their cool 3D wall arts and if you have a daughter, they can let your little girl try on their cute hanboks. Too bad, there’s no hanbok for my size but no biggie since I have tried wearing it already at Café Tiala. Haha.
I took a video because blogger/vlogger duties with our experience on this restaurant, kindly watch it if you like! Nope, this is not sponsored.
Seoul Jeong Restaurant
Alicemar Bldg, Bonifacio Street, Ormoc City
Reservation and Inquiries: (053) 561 7471
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Sjeongrestaurant