One of my Korean friends asked me to hire teachers for her new school. Since I have a Facebook Page with a good number of followers, I advertised it in my page. I’m really surprised how many teachers sent their resumes in my email. Social media is indeed a very powerful tool!
Anyway after three sets of interviews (July 12, 17, and 24), I was able to hire 21 teachers. Yeah, I’ve tried to be a one man HR personnel. I had a great time interviewing people from different walks of life. Some of them are seasoned teachers, and the others are fresh graduates who want to try teaching for the first time.
When the owner asked me to set up an orientation with all the hired teachers, I’ve thought about Manna Korean Restaurant in Terraza Dasma. For me, it is the most convenient place to meet because the teachers will be from different parts of Cavite. I’ve been there thrice and now I think I should make a review about it.
Manna Korean Restaurant offers unlimited pork menu. I’d say it’s their best seller. It costs around 400 per head. Besides the grilled pork, they also have the usual Korean meals like the Bibimbap, Naengmyeon, Jajangmyeon, Jjampong and Pajeon. I highly recommend their Seafood Pajeon (but I don’t recommend the Naengmyeon cold noodles). As for the side dishes, I’d say it’s not bad. They are the usual side dishes, nothing special.
The owner of the restaurant is a Korean but the employees are all Filipinos. The servers are neat. They are wearing aprons and their hair are fixed. Cleanliness is very important to me. On the other hand, I think they need to learn a little bit of Korean because some customers are Koreans and they are having quiet a hard time to understand if the customer is requesting a certain Korean sauce.
When I went there, I’ve seen that most of the customers are families and couples. C’mon it’s awkward to eat Samgyeopsal alone. Anyway, they also have rooms for private functions. I made a reservation for 30 people and they have a room big enough to accommodate us.
Inside the private function hall, it’s not allowed to cook Samgyeopsal so the employees cook it outside and just serve us the cooked meat. We were quite disappointed because of the slow service. Even the owners cook some meat for us outside. To make up for it, they gave us a free Pajeon per table.
The location of the restaurant is convenient because it’s very accessible to private and public transportation. They also have a parking lot. What I love most about it is that there’s a Korean Grocery Store beside it! I went shopping and here are the items I bought:
- Tea – 295
- Ramyeon – 270
- Kim (Seaweed Sheets) – 195
- Snacks- 332
- Grape Candy – 85
- Drinks – 109
- Mandu – 198
Total: 1,584 Php
How to go there:
From Manila, take a bus going to Nasugbu or Tagaytay. Get off at Robinsons Dasmarinas. Then walk towards Terraza Dasma. Manna Korean Restaurant is located on the first floor near Mang Inasal.