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Dining 24/7: Donu Pork and Beef Grill

By Kitchyart on 14 February, 2013

There are just those nights that no matter how drunk you feel, you just want to sort of balance things out by having a healthier alternative to fast food. Or, you know that it’s too late to go home and another hour dedicated to eating won’t matter as much anymore.

Donu is a fateful discovery recommended by an infamous character called, “The Demonio“. Funnily, the night our little group ate at Donu we were sober and just hungry. The D kept raving about the the grilled fat he ate with some Korean colleagues so our group was pretty excited to try it out. No meal with The D is complete without alcohol so we had a few rounds of Makkoli as he graciously cooked for us.

We got the grilled fat (pork jowl) that we waited patiently to render. I know I mentioned healthy but hey, it’s grilled straight up! We also ordered some Galbi Sal (Grilled ribs) that we wrapped in lettuce. The pork jowl was worth the wait. It came out crisp and matched perfectly with the red chili paste condiment. It was an instant hit.

Tukboki is a spicy rice and fish cakes that Sanju mentioned he usually finds in the street markets in Korea. The heat from this is great on a cold night and great to wash down with the Makkoli.

Pajeon, the spring onion pancake, really hit the spot for me. I had looked for a hefty pancake for ages; lots of greens and perfect for sharing with a group. It took a while for the staff to bring this one out but this is something I can keep going back for.

The best part of this meal is the price. We had ordered double portions of the grilled stuff and we were happily stuffed. I have returned to this place ordering the same stuff each time and each person shells out no more than P400. The only downside I see here is that like any grill, you come out smelling like what you ate. What’s wrong with taking a nice hot shower before hitting the sack? At least you don’t wake up feeling like garbage.

 

 

Donu Pork and Beef Grill
Polaris Street, Bel-Air
Makati

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  • FEBRUARY 14, 2013 10:29 AM

    sanju said...

    I just met you....

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2013 11:14 AM

    E said...

    "Donu is a fateful discovery recommended by an infamous character called, “The Demonio“."

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    Anonymous Paul said...

    How about that other visit where one person was truly DRONK

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2013 6:08 PM

    Noel said...

    Not inviting!

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2013 6:26 PM

    cutie said...

    Noel, actually, always inviting...you always beg off!!

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2013 11:20 PM

    kitchyart said...

    let's all go!

  • FEBRUARY 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    alex said...

    i like that demonio character...sounds like a fun guy hahhaa noel lets go to donu soon...

  • MARCH 10, 2013 12:41 PM

    Ines said...

    That place is RIGHT NEXT to our condo building- we share a wall! Sadly, have never tried it...but if The D recommends- worth a visit! Looks deelish :)

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