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Forest Barbeque Express goes beyond the usual Korean cuisine


STEPPING INTO a mystical forest glade, comes to the senses a feast of emerald foliage, of olfactory delights, ultimately of gustatory indulgence. That sums up my Forest Barbeque Express experience, the first and, most definitely, more, more, more.

Forest BBQ is the newest Korean restaurant in Angeles City offering an unusually familiar Samgyeopsal Korean barbeque or commonly known as Samgy. If you are in to the ordinary samgy night, Forest BBQ is not the place for you. Here, they offer only the unique and innovative Korean dishes inspired by Filipino taste and different cooking techniques.

“This concept is timely and strategic where guests are free to mingle, feel safe and comfortable while enjoying quality food. Together with my partner, Allaine Tan, we are very meticulous when it comes to food,” Forest BBQ co-owner Paul Galang enthused. “We make it a point that the meat, side dishes and condiments are quality and best tasting. At Forest BBQ we do not only offer the kind of ambiance but also the best food that will please everyone.”

Forest Barbeque Express grand opening last May 20 ribbon cutting led by (L-R) Forest BBQ co-owner Joel Tan, Municipality of Porac executive assistant Francis Tanglao, Angeles City councilor JC Parker-Aguas, Forest BBQ co-owner Allaine Tan, Rev. Fr. Ramon Torres and Forest BBQ owner Paul Galang.

To give diners the best food options, Forest BBQ co-owner Allaine Tan, who recently opened the Ikebukuro Japanese Restaurant in Clark, brings her creativity and knack for Korean food. With Forest BBQ Chef Harold Punsalan, they source out the finest meat combining distinct ingredients and flavors to come up with far-from-the-ordinary Korean dishes in the menu.

Forest BBQ chef Harold Punsalan and owners Paul Galang and Allaine Tan pose with the columnist and Events and Concepts owner and CEO Voltaire Zalamea.

Meat preparation though simpler, goes higher in delectability with that hint of sweetness and just the right amount of tang. It is supremely tender and flavorful. The marination is perfectly sharp to complement the richness pork and beef. The side dishes, on the other hand, pureed, stir-fried, pickled, and even served fresh – are deliciously unlike any other in Angeles City.

The real standout, though, is Bobba soft serve French vanilla ice cream with an intriguing twist, and tastes so good with just enough sweetness to cap a filling meal.

“To accommodate more diners, we have spacious and airconditioned indoor dining and private rooms. Eventually, we will offer all-time-favorite Korean dishes like noodles, fried chicken, and more. Also, we are open to occasional events buffet style. The outdoor dining can accommodate maximum 220 pax,” Tan shared.

Forest BBQ is a testament that a restaurant doesn’t have to be gimmicky to be good. Sometimes the simplest and ordinary, when prepared creatively well, are enough to create dishes that are new and exciting.

Open daily 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Reserve now, text or call 0919-0963318, FB page @ Forest Barbeque Express located at New Forest Park Resort Pampang, Angeles City Pampanga (beside Café Forest).

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