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PULSERAS by Kim and COMMON ROOM vlog

I am not a fan of frills and over the top design. For me, simplicity is beauty and elegance means less is more. When I stumbled upon Pulseras by kim I got obsessed with her accessories. Her minimalist designs made me fall in love with gold again.

My first pulseras by kim is a mantra bracelet which says flow. Since the day I bought it, I haven’t taken it off and it doesn’t fade or tarnish. I’ve worn this to the beach, to the pool, while taking a shower and even when working out, so for it to be still this gold I know that it really is 18k plated.

Last January 13-14, Kim had a pop-up booth in common room ATC where she would customize bracelets on the spot. I have been wanting another piece from her so I grabbed the opportunity to meet her and get another one made.

She was super nice!

Here are her details if you’d like to get one for yourself, she has nice earrings and necklaces too

IG: @pulserasbykim

Site: pulserasbykim.com

I also vlogged not only about her pop-up booth and customization but about one of my favorite stores in ATC, common room. Link of the vlog below.

pulseras by kim x common room vlog

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Food

Korean bbq/ Samgyupsalamat vlog

KPop has been invading the Philippines and the world for a couple of years now especially in music, fashion and of course food.

Many korean bbq restaurants are popping everywhere, even here in the south. Value for money, since these restaurants are usually unlimited meat and side dishes is really maximized here.

Korean BBQ

Korean barbecue (고기구이, gogi-gui, “meat roast”) refers to the popular method in Korean cuisine of grilling meat, typically beef, pork, or chicken. Such dishes are often prepared on gas or charcoal grills built into the dining table itself. Some Korean restaurants that do not have built-in grills provide customers with portable stoves for diners to use at their tables. Alternatively, a chef uses a centrally displayed grill to prepare dishes to order.

The most representative form of gogi-gui is bulgogi, usually made from thinly sliced marinated beef sirloin or tenderloin. Another popular form is galbi, made from marinated beef short ribs. However, gogi-gui also includes many other kinds of marinated and unmarinated meat dishes, and can be divided into several categories. Korean barbecue is popular among Koreans, but has also gained popularity worldwide.

From wikipedia (haha sorry for the lame reference)

The setup

I can only speak for korean bbq restaurants patterned from korea. Here in the Philippines, customers or group of customers are seated on a table with a smokeless grill.

Customers are also served with side dishes, usually kimchi, korean omelette (gaeran mari), radish dishes, soup and lettuce. However, in the Philippines, some restaurants also serve rice as part of the side dish.

Meat (beef or pork), along with the side dishes are usually “unlimited” or “eat-all-you-can”. Left overs are usually not allowed.

Comparisons of restaurants

Here in bf paranaque, I have tried three samgyupsalamat places: aladin, samgyupsalamat and singsing.

Aladdin is one of the first samgyupsal places in BF. My boyfriend and I usually goes here since the other one is always full and we don’t have chairs to sit on. This restaurant is a bit pricey, at P 399 and as far as I can remember unli pork. In Aladdin, their unlimited side dishes are served buffet style unlike others where they would serve it to you. Aladin has the most variety of side dishes out of those that I tried. It’s a bonus that they also have unlimited drinks (unlimited iced tea).

restaurant details: 335 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque, 1720 Metro Manila (in front of robinson’s supermarket)

Singsing is the most popular one in BF as of the moment due to it’s affordable price. Unli pork is at P299 while P399 when you want to have beef as well. They serve meat two plates at a time while lettuce has a limit of 2-4 rounds (I can’t recall, it’s been a while since I last ate here). I think the side dishes are all unlimited. They serve gaeran mari, lettuce, kimchi and radish along with the meat.

In singsing, you’ll have the option to sit on a table and chair or for larger groups, you have an option to have the korean table setup with a low table and sitting on the floor. however, SingSing doesn’t have the exhaust thing aladdin and samgyupsalamat has so you’ll surely smell like grill after you enjoy eating here.

restaurant details: 268 – A Aguirre Ave, Parañaque, 1720 Metro Manila

Samgyupsalamat recently opened a branch in BF paranaque but they have been operating for a while now with multiple branches mostly up north (around Quezon City) and Makati. So far, this is the best among the three that I have tried. Aside from having unlimited side dishes (rice included), they also have the most variety of meat. They charge P399 for pork unli set while P499 for pork and beef unli set. I enjoyed that they have marinated variants aside from the plain ones. Among the three, they have the best tasting meat, not to mention that I enjoyed the ambiance as well since the tables aren’t as close to each other.

restaurant details:

Manila Kapitan Tikong Branch : 0977 842 3427

Manila Leon Guinto Branch : coming soon

Makati Jupiter Branch : 0915 725 4034

Quezon Banawe Branch : coming soon

Century City Mall Branch: coming soon

Aguirre BF Homes Branch: coming soon

Vlog

Here’s a vlog when my friends and I tried samgyupsalamat when they opened a branch in aguirre, bf homes, paranaque

south girl eats | samgyupsalamat vlog

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