I love Korean barbecue and when asked which one is my favorite KBBQ restaurant in Cebu, I’d always reply – “Magal!”
I have already blogged about Magal Cebu on iLuvCebu.com, and I thought it deserves a space on my new food blog, TastyCebuPh.com. Yes, I personally find it really good that I don’t hesitate recommending it to my friends and my family, who by the way feels the same way about this Korean barbecue restaurant after dining in.
I strongly think it’s customary to order a samgyeopsal when eating for the first time in a Korean BBQ restaurant. From the very basic meat cut, I feel you already get a hint of what to expect of their other offerings. Magal’s samgyeopsal is gooood, so you’d anticipate the marinated cuts are more flavorful and tasty, and they sure are!
My recent visit was with the two people I’ve dined in with during my first visit at Magal – Shaira and Chefbuano Neil, and this time bringing in another foodie, LamiKaayo’s Marco Diala. We ordered my Magal favorites – Samgyeopsal, spicy samgyeopsal, the spicy squid and spicy seafood noodles.
Shortly after placing our order, the server set on the charcoal, topped the grill pan, and poured on the egg souffle on the side slot. The banchan (sides) was generous, and is by the way refillable. We were served with kimchi, soy sesame salad, bean sprout and green onion, pickled cucumbers, serving soup and lettuce to serve as wrappings for the meat. There are exhaust vents installed on each table which lessens the chance of you smelling like barbecue after. Magal Cebu has utilized the space well, with ample room for both the servers passing with the hot charcoal and orders, and the customers moving in and out of the aisles. I love Magal Korean BBQ- the food, the service, the place and that heotkkae berry tea! Good thing it’s pretty close where I live, and I get to drop by whenever I crave for a good samgyeopsal-gui.
Magal Korean Barbecue Mactan Branch also has many other premium meat choices and set selections for you to try. Visit them at the 2nd floor of Maribago Coast Center Arcade, M.L Quezon Highway, Maribago Lapu-lapu City 6015, Cebu. They are open from 11:00AM to 3:00AM daily. Contact them through mobile at 09663420534 or Kakao talk ID, magal2018