Romantic Baboy at Antipolo (Rizal) | The Korean Restaurant that actually serves deliciously authentic Korean BBQ with cheese

Saturday, November 17, 2018

As a self-proclaimed Romantic Baboy ambassador, dining in one of their branches in the metro is almost always part of my monthly food trips. Not a month will pass that I won't find myself here eating my favorite Spicy BeefDaepae Samgyupsal (similar to bacon) and Herb Samgyupsal. The branches that I frequented were the Timog Branch and Maginhawa Branch. The queues were terrible when I went for dinner the last time - my friends and I waited nearly 3 hours just to get in.
the first ones to grill were my favorites! :)
Related: Romantic Baboy (Timog Branch)

The management of Romantic Baboy knew about this problem so they opened a couple of branches inside and outside the metro. One of them was the Antipolo Branch in Xentro Mall. My friend Charm and I went there last month to see if we could dine right away. Because it was a newly-opened branch, we did not have to wait for hours! As soon as we get in, the staff assisted us with our table. Seriously, we were so surprised to get accommodated very quickly!

our newly prepared grill with kimchi, egg and cheese on the side

of course, it won't be a complete Korean BBQ if there is no banchan (side dishes)
you can also get unlimited amount of lettuce, garlic and chili
scallion salad
Just like all my previous visits in Romantic Baboy, I ordered all types of pork and beef. Although I have already determined my favorites among the 8 types of meat, I still want to get a taste of the other selections. After all, there is no time limit in Romantic Baboy, so I will have plenty of time to finish everything I ordered.

8 Types of Pork and Beef:
1. Herb Samgyupsal - pork belly with herbs
2. Woo Samgyup - moderately thin sliced pork belly
3. Moksal - neck meat commonly known as pork chop
4. Daepae Samgyupsal - thin sliced pork belly similar to bacon
5. YangyumGalbi - marinated beef short rib
6. Romantic Bulgogi - traditional Korean marinated grilled beef
7. Spicy Beef - thinly sliced beef marinated with Korean spices
8. Curry Beef - thinly sliced beef marinated with Curry powder and other spices

Daepae Samgyupsal
Curry Beef
Spicy Beef
Overall Experience at Romantic Baboy Antipolo Branch
I know it's too early to give this branch a 4/5 rating, but I will give it anyway. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Some people may be put off by their location, but trust me, it was easy to find. The customer service were also commendable since our orders were delivered promptly. I would have given them a 5 star rating if not for the Spicy Beef and Curry Beef. The flavor of the meat weren't that distinct in comparison with the ones I've tried in Timog. It might probably be due to the marination time. Will I dine in this branch again? Definitely.
just look at that meaty goodness!

If you guys live anywhere near Antipolo (Marikina, Quezon City and other towns of Rizal), give Romantic Baboy Antipolo a try! It is located along Sumulong Highway, just a short drive away from  Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and Robinsons Place. With 4.3/5 star review on Facebook and with 4.2/5 star review on Zomato, you can pretty much guarantee a satisfying meal every time!

Project Gora Tip: Avoid dinner time at the prime locations like Timog.

Other Romantic Baboy Branches to try:
  • Romantic Baboy at Fairview Terraces
  • Romantic Baboy at Eastwood Libis Entripid Plaza
  • Romantic Baboy at SM North
  • Romantic Baboy at Bacoor, Cavite
  • Romantic Baboy at Eton Centris

Have you tried dining at Romantic Baboy? How was your experience? Let's chat down below!

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