I am Kim

No, I did not just tell you my real name – I am Kim is a Korean restaurant that specializes in one of the healthiest dishes in Korean cuisine (and one of my personal favorite Korean dishes) – Bibimbap! I am Kim is owned by the same people behind Nomama, whose two branches have, unfortunately, closed down earlier this year. T_T

Interior. Just like Nomama, I am Kim is also located in Capitol Commons (in Estancia mall, to be exact).

Menu: Appetizers (kimchi bacon & tofu), Salads, Soups (kimchi with tofu jigae, Korean-style ramen), Composed Baps (classic, bbq, spring onions & ginger, vegetarian, beef tartare). You can also create your own bibimbap using a variety of rice/meat/veggies/sauces.

Korean Sausage for our appetizer – Ground beef and pork crepinette wrapped in shisso leaves, and served with a small bowl of kimchi slaw. Really delicious and meaty.

Korean Fried Dumplings for our other appetizer. This one has dried shiitake mushrooms and chicken seasoned with aromatic soy sauce, then deep fried and coated with Korean spicy sauce. The dish is served with pickled radish, and lettuce/shisso leaves. You can wrap the dumplings inside the leaves, like pieces of samgyupsal.

The B.E.C. Bap, with crispy strips of bacon, grilled chicken thigh fillet, bok choy, sous vide egg, green peas, and a scrambled egg. I tried my hardest to like this dish, but it just fell flat. It lacked flavor (even after I paired the chicken pieces with barbecue sauce, and some gochujang).

Salmon and Tuna Bap, fresh raw chunks of salmon and tuna, teriyaki sauce, carrots, leeks, and raw egg. It had a rather strong, fishy aftertaste. Didn’t like it that much.

Our dinner here wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t that delicious either. But since this is still a very new restaurant, I’m sure they will eventually improve the quality of their dishes.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 3.5/5 (taste), 3/5 (presentation)

I am Kim is located at Basement 1 of Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Oranbo, Pasig City. Tel no: 02 5422558.

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