Name of Business: Señor Kimchi
Location: Unit F18 Axis Entertainment, Avenue, N. Escario Street, Capitol Site, Cebu City
Type of Food: Asian-Mexican fusion
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Over-all place: industrial interiors
Contact: +63 943 450 2445
L. A. Street food is now here in Cebu City! This restaurant is a fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisine. A flirtatious approach to each diner's palate. Here's a short history about the restaurant:
The owner, Ms. Kimberley Dacay, who lived in Southern California has been exposed to fusion cuisine and she thought to have enrolled in culinary and brought this phenomenon to Cebu. She worked with different chefs from the West. Voila, she introduced an L. A. Street food-inspired restaurant, now, Señor Kimchi.
Señor Kimchi offers a mixture of flavors not only from Korea and Mexico, but also from Japan, China, and definitely, the Philippines. So expect an Asian-Mexican fusion to play around your palate.
Let me share with you what I think is a must-try when you visit them in Escario.
I tried their pepper bombs. I'm expecting it to be really spicy but it is not. Nothing compares to dynamite rolls (chili espada). It has crabmeat, cream cheese, cilantro and topped with their homemade spicy aioli.
Price: Php 165 for 6 pcs.
My favorite starter is their Kimchi Quesadilla Roll. It's a tortilla rolled with fresh kimchi, monterey jack cheese, rice and choice of meat. Well, I had the Bulgogi beef as my meat!
|Kimchi Quesadilla Roll (Highly Recommended)|
Price: Php 245 for the beef bulgogi (6 servings)
Chimichanga is one of the Mexican dishes that I often order whenever I gets to a Mexican restaurant. Their version is something new and I instantly loved it! It is deep fried to perfection filled with rice, beans cheese and a choice of meat. I had chicken this time for the meat.
|Chimichanga (highly recommended)|
Price: Php 245
I made to try their Spicy Pork Belly Kimchi Bowl. It is served with marinated pork belly over rice topped with Kimchi and fresh mango salsa! Olah! Time to make a groove!
|Spicy Pork Belly Kimchi Bowl|
Price: Php 235
I also had their Kimchi Fried Rice. It's a stir fried rice with kimchi, red bell pepper, onions topped with fried egg and a choice of meat. Of course, I had the Bulgogi beef again!
|Kimchi Fried Rice|
Price: Php 255
The next dish is perfect for those who are in a vegetarian diet. So I ordered their salad bibimbap. It's a bowl of rice with fresh baby spring mix, carrots, jicanna, red beets, topped with fried egg and house special ko-chu-jang sure and choice of meat. Definitely, I went strait again with Bulgogi Beef.
Price: Php 255
I thought it is best to pair these dishes with a famous Korean beer, Hite! And it should be ice-cold! Ok?
Price: Php 125
Here's a friendly advice. Make sure to call them for a reservation especially during dinner time!