big HUGE a fan of Bibimbap. There I said it. Whenever we go to a korean restaurant, that is all I order. Each. And. Everytime.
Yeah, I know I’m supposed to be adventurous in food and all but I guess there’s a glitch in my system and I’m still in my “Bibimbap Craze phase”… Yeah, I might have just invented that phase… LOL!
I’m glad Leann’s Tea House opened the doors for me to try an array of Korean dishes which I might’ve otherwise missed out on.
But before I share these sumptuous korean dishes with you, let me give you a short background first,
Leann’s Tea House is a newly opened Korean restaurant run by a family of food connoisseurs. It all started when of the Chua family (yes, they’re Chinese!), jaclyn married Youngbae park. Not long after they were married , the Chua family visited Korea and tasted the amazing flavors Korea had to offer. They were amazed as the food served were not only delicious but also healthy. They also got to taste the different types of teas in Korea that are not typically found locally. This is where they got the idea of opening up a Korean Restaurant/Tea House in the Philippines. As they were thinking of the concept of opening up a Korean restaurant/tea House, Jaclyn got pregnant and gave birth to Leann Park, the first baby in both the Chua and Park family. Both families were overjoyed and decided to name their restaurant after Leann.
They opened this restaurant last April 5, 2014. The recipes for their menu were developed based on Park’s treasured family recipes. Their goal is to serve Korean food and teas to locals at an affordable price but with great quality.
Let’s start with one of the bestsellers, the Tonkatsu Kimbap. It is unique because the kimbap is wrapped in breaded pork and then deep fried to a crisp perfection. Biting into it is like riding in a wave of textures and flavors.
The Spicy Squid (Ojinguh Bokkeum) is another one of my favorites aside from the Bibimbap. The squid was very tender, and man, was it spicy! You’ll definitely need some rice to go along with it.
A quartet of sidedishes were also served alongside our meal. We had Beansprouts, Kimchi, Lettuce Salad, and Potato Salad, these side dishes did nothing but enhance the impressions of our meal.
We had Japchae which as we all know is glass noodles with mixed vegetables and beef. It was flavorsome and something I would want to order again at Leann’s.
I love this Spicy Pork barbecue (Spicy Daeji Gui) which is a mixture of sweet, salty, and spicy. The pork slices were thin and very tender.
I’m sure you’re wondering about the name of the restaurant. It says Leann’s Tea House, something you see mostly in chinese restaurants, and yet they serve korean dishes. Well, the owner said that Korea has really good teas and it’s something they want their customers to know more about. Our meal started with Corn Tea, can you imagine? It’s something we are all familiar with but it was served in a different manner, actually a refreshing and welcome change.
Halfway through the meal, we had a sampler of Leann’s refreshing tea drinks: Red Ginseng, Omija Tea, Green Tea, and Black Tea. This is the point when I discovered that I’m not a red ginseng person, it’s the only one I didn’t like. My favorite was the Omija and the Black Tea.
No Korean Restaurant is complete without a grill. We had fun grilling our own meat. I lovde everything that was served but my favorite was the L.A. Galbi (barbecued high grade beef short ribs). The other meats we had were: Sweet Dak Gui (Sweet Pork Barbecue), Samgyeopsal (pork belly), and Woosamgyup (beef belly).
You can either get this a la carte or unlimited.
I needed to be somewhere that day so I wasn’t able to taste everything that was served and I jumped right to the dessert teas. The dessert teas were love♥! Something I would want to drink over and over again. I love both the Honey Jujube Tea and Honey Citron Tea which I recommend you to try because they provide a sweet and clean finish specially if you’ve been eating all those meats!
The Korean Vanilla Ice Cream is, of course, if you want a richer dessert to cap off your meal.
Here are the dishes which I wasn’t able to try:
I promise to try all these dishes when I come back to Leann’s Tea House, ’cause I’ll absolutely come back….
Leann’s Tea House is located 105-R Mother Ignacia St. Quezon City. Please like their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Leannsteahouse
Kimchi and GC Giveaway
Leann’s Tea House would like you to try out their Kimchi and dine at their restaurant. One (1) lucky The Peach Kitchen reader will get to win one jar of their housemade Kimchi and ₱400 worth of Gift Certificates.
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UPDATE: The winner of this giveaway is: Ms. Bettina Verzosa! Congratulations!