Ohhh the buffet life... how can you not love it? So many food you can stuff inside your tummy and just paying for fraction of what you should pay if you're dining ala carte. I recently visited this Korean Buffet and Grill in Tomas Morato called Hwaroro. I am not usually in this area of the metro because it's far from where I live but my aunt brought us along one Saturday since she's meeting her friends there.
This is the first time I have heard and been to this place, though I am a bit familiar with other more well-known Korean buffet restaurants. I am not really into Korean food because most them, from my the little knowledge I have of it, ate mostly spicy dishes. What I like though is their chapchae and grilled beef.
The place looks a old and must have been an existing house turned into a restaurant just like a lot of dining destinations in this area. Nothing fancy or Instagram worthy decors. The first floor offers ala carte dishes while on the second floor is where you'll find the buffet area.
There's limited selection for the buffet and the stuff to grill. But if you're into kimchi and chapchae you'll enjoy it somehow. What we ate was mostly the beef to be grilled. The meats (beef, sausage, chicken and pork) are inside a freezer and you can get as much as you want to for indoor grilling.
We tried some of the cooked offerings but just a small amount of everything just to try them. There was nothing spectacular about them so we decided to pig out with beef instead. For 350 pesos with almost a kilo of the beef that we grilled I think the price was reasonable enough. There was even free 1 drink per person but limited to iced tea, soda and water only.
The dining experience at Hwaroro was ok but nothing to rave about. There's also a nook at the ground floor with a Korean castle backdrop and where you can wear Korean traditional costumes for free photo ops if you feel like having a bit of fun after filling your tummy with Korean food and grilled stuff. Would I go back? Maybe yes, maybe not.