This is my go-to Korean Restaurant in Davao City - and why not? The food is reasonable, the servings are huge, and they are quite generous with the appetizers.
One time, I couldn't find a dining buddy to share servings with me, so I ordered what I thought would be the lightest item on the menu. The Korean Pancake. I wasn't expecting the usual round of complimentary appetizers to go with this order, since the item was rather cheap - but the waitress kindly brought out a round of four small platters of appetizers. That was a nice touch. And then the omelette came. It had vegetables, seafood. It was as big as a platter. I inwardly groaned, since I knew it was going to be good, and I was going to overeat again.
The place is packed with Korean nationals - proof that the food is authentic. It's homey, with no pretensions whatsoever at ambiance. A television set overhead is tuned in to a Korean channel non-stop.
My favorites - the Spicy Squid (I'll put in the Korean name once I get back to the restaurant). Comes served over noodles or over rice, your choice. And the Kimchi Soup.
Problem with writing about Korean food - I invariably start drooling and must go hunt for something spicy in the kitchen!
Kimchi Somang Restaurant is located at JP Laurel, in front of Victoria Plaza.
Telephone Numbers to follow....