Holy Week in the Philippines

Majority of the Filipinos are Catholics and one of the most important religious season for us is Lent. From what I can recall since I have been living in the same neighborhood throughout my life, we observe Holy Week by having Pasyon (melodic narration of Biblical stories of the life of Christ), Senakulo (theatrical interpretation of Biblical scenes), Visita Iglesia (praying of the Stations of the Cross in about seven churches) and Processions.

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K-Pub BBQ Restaurant

The trendiest, coolest, and biggest K-Pop themed Korean barbeque restaurant I had ever been to is K-Pub BBQ Restaurant.  The hot pink and honeycomb-like LED facade is such an eye candy, you will not be able to miss it, whether daytime or nighttime, once you pass by BGC Fort Strip in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  The Fort Bus Stop is just across it, so it is very accessible!

K-Pub Korean BBQ

K-Pub Korean BBQ

Upon entering, there is a stair on the left side that will lead you to the Green Room, which is the only Heineken Bar in the Philippines.

Heineken Bar

Straight ahead, once you pass through the purple drapery, you will see the stage and the giant video wall which is perfect for watching music videos of your favorite K-Pop group!

K-Pub Video Wall

There are also posters of famous K-Pop group and other K-Pop artists on the second floor such as TVXQ, Bigbang, 2NE1, CNBLUE, Super Junior, Shinee, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Jaejoong and many more.

TVXQ in KPub Bigbang in KPubK-Pub is often chosen as a venue for fan meet and pre-concert gathering. The first time I went here was during CNBLUE Happy Fiesta for the Blue Moon World tour last June 2013. We also went here after the concert because CNBLUE came here to eat too! Many K-Pop artists had been here and as a K-Pop fan, this place is heaven-sent!

CNBLUE in KPubHowever, this place is not just for K-Pop fans. K-Pub also hosts acoustic sessions during Wednesday and Thursday night as well as band sessions during Friday and Saturday night.  Among my favorite bands who perform here are Side A and Freestyle.

K-Pub not only offers meat-all-you-can ranging from P499 to P899, they also serve ala carte meals. These are what my friends and I usually order here: Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew), bulgogi (grilled marinated beef sirloin), naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles), japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles), seafood pajeon (seafood pancake), cheese gyeran-mari (rolled omelet with cheese) and bibimbap (mixed rice).

Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)
Kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew)
bulgogi (grilled marinated beef sirloin)
Bulgogi (grilled marinated beef sirloin)
naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles)
Naengmyeon (Korean cold noodles)
japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles)
Japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles)
seafood pajeon (seafood pancake)
Seafood pajeon (seafood pancake)
cheese gyeran-mari (rolled omelet with cheese)
Cheese gyeran-mari (rolled omelet with cheese)
Bibimbap (mixed rice)
Bibimbap (mixed rice)

One weekend night, my friends and I had our dinner here and we requested music videos of Bigbang and CNBLUE.  It felt like we had an exclusive mini concert! We even had our pictures taken with the big posters of our biases upstairs. The experience we had was the best! ^_^

Have you been to K-Pub? If you have never been here, include this in your itinerary once you are in Manila!

Location:  28th Street cor. 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 

Operating Hours:  Monday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.  Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 am

Contact Numbers: +63.2.847.1961, +63.2.847.3098, +63.917.821.4930+63.2.847.1961, +63.2.847.3098, +63.917.821.4930

Website:  http://kpubbbq.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KPubBBQ

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/KPub_BBQ

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/kpub_bbq