GALA ON A SATURDAY
We spent the better part of a Saturday in Baliuag, for a review of both the Prasada Korean Grill and Cafe Prasada, as well as Luminere Body & Skin Care (which I have reviewed in a separate post here). But first, Prasada.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND
Before we dive into the food, what is Prasada? What does it mean? Hindi sya common name for a restaurant eh. Here’s what the owners said:
Prasada, in Hinduism, is the food offered to deities during worship, which the gods ‘touched’ or consecrated. Aptly named so, the restaurant features cuisines (mostly Asian) ‘fit for gods’, keeping both the unique Asian flavor and the Pinoys’ discriminating taste.
Taray di ba. Very deep ang meaning, pinag-isipan talaga. Which goes to show how much love and effort the owners pour into their businesses. Nung 2017 lang sila nag-open, pero they’ve already gained loyal following despite new Korean restaurants cropping up left and right in Bulacan lately.
We were able to find the place pretty easily. We were the first to arrive so parking was a breeze. Dumating kami ng lunch time, when the restaurant just opened so there were no customers yet. The inside is big, it can seat fifty people at least. It was full by the time we left at 2:30pm, so my tip is, if you’re going to go on a weekend, go early or after lunch time when there’s less people.
STRAIGHT TO THE FOOD
Okay, tama na ligoy, food pics tayo agad agad. First up, their Budae Jjigae (Korean Sausage Stew), which I tell you, not only looks good in pictures, it’s also hearty and comforting from the first sip. Like, if you’re feeling sick or down, this stew can lift your spirits up instantly.
Next is their Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry). When we go to Korean restaurants, I always make sure to order their Japchae because it’s one of my favorite Korean food. I can definitely say this is one of the better Japchaes I’ve eaten of late. I can probably eat two orders of this in one go.
Their Mongolian bowl came out of the kitchen next. I was informed it was one of their best sellers, and it’s no wonder why. Prasada was the first to introduce Mongolian cuisine in Bulacan. This house specialty can rival those in Metro Manila and other cities serving the same dish at a much higher price.
And of course, Prasada wouldn’t be a proper Korean restaurant without offering Samgyeopsal. Eto ha, for Php299 lang you get all you can eat 10 (yes, TEN!) types of meat for grilling, and a variety of banchan (side dishes). I don’t know of any other restaurants currently who offer that many options. Nakakalula sa description pa lang di ba? Wait till you see what they served us.
Jusko, I kennat talaga. Napanganga na lang kami sa dami. We had to go to Luminere in thirty minutes so we had to wolf down as much as we can in that short period of time. Hello empatso 😆 They were kind enough to let us take the leftovers home kasi ang dami talaga (but they have a no leftover, clean plate policy ha. Wag nyo kami gayahin haha!) Here’s a video, if you want live action hahaha! Pagpasensyahan nyo na ang quality, hindi pa masyadong marunong sa pagkuha ng video ang tita nyo eh 😆
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
Yes, meron pa bes. So ayun na nga. This is the first time I learned that they also have a cafe beside the restaurant, not surprising because they are just on their soft opening at hindi pa nila ina-announce on their Facebook page at that time. The cafe is smaller compared to the restaurant, but it can still easily accommodate around 16 people. The lighting here is also very good for taking nice pictures. So after samgyeopsal, coffee and dessert naman next door para pampababa ng kinain.
They have cakes, cupcakes, pizza, pasta, salad, nachos, sandwiches, waffles, fries and french toast din. Partner-an mo ng either hot or cold coffee, milk tea or any of their frozen blends.
The following photos are provided to us by Prasada for promotion purposes:
Hay grabe talaga, di pa rin ako maka-get over sa dami ng food na pina-sample nila samin. Thank you Prasada for filling our tummies when we visited! May bago na naman kaming destination when we’re craving for good Korean food. Medyo malayo from our place pero it’s worth the trip. So yes, we’ll definitely go back. And maybe bring the whole family with us because Prasada is really a place for the whole family.
Special shoutout to two of the four owners who were there at the time to accommodate us, the gorgeous Ms. Tsi and Ms. Rowena, and of course to Ms. Rhoda who was my point of contact. We didn’t get to meet Ms. Bernalyn, the fourth owner, so we hope to meet her again at Prasada in the future. Ang swerte namin ni Pinay Mama at laging sobrang babait at kwela ng mga owners ng nirereview naming businesses lately. Syempre bago umuwi, picture muna with our lovely hosts.
Menu Items: Korean & Mongolian food, rice meals, snacks, drinks
Address: DRT Hwy Baliuag (beside Global Oil Hauz, near SM City Baliwag). You can also Waze Prasada
Hours: Mon-Sun (11:00AM-11:00PM)
Parking: Limited Car Parking
Contact: 0943 872 5386