Go GANGNAM! One Week Only Korean Buffet at Novotel Manila

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Flags

Yesterday kicked off the start of Go Gangnam!, Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s one week only Korean buffet.


Novotel flew in Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam Chef Jong-Man Kim to share his Korean masterpieces from February 21 to 27 ONLY.

This festival is in partnership with Novotel Ambassador Seoul Gangnam, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and the Korean Cultural Center.

Lunch started with a cultural dance performed by the Korean Cultural Center:

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Dancer


Food Exchange Manila’s buffet spread is basically the same as the Valentine’s buffet that I reviewed here, with the addition of the Korean spreads and dishes.

I’ll concentrate on the Korean offerings here, you can check out the rest of the buffet in my previous review. The different dishes and food stations like the Japanese station, Indian station, pizzas, breads, and desserts are ALL STILL AVAILABLE in the buffet. The buffet also comes with unlimited coffee or tea.

Here you can request them to cook up some Korean stir-fries:

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Station

There are different kinds of kimchi and banchan available:

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Kimchi

My favorite Korean-style baby potatoes:

Here are some of the Korean dishes:

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Pork Barbecue

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Beef Bulgogi

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Fish BBQ

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Pork Stir Fry

Here is the grilling station. Don’t forget to get some of the Korean sauces available like the Korean Sesame Sauce, Doenjiang, Gojuchang, etc… 

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Grilling Station

Today, we had Kimchi rice. Bibimbap is also available on other days.

Novotel Manila Go Gangnam Korean Kimchi Rice

I suggest making the experience your own – talk to the chefs and ask them what goes well with what, ask them if they have any recommendations, and if there are some dishes that you can request them to cook for you. You will enjoy the buffet more this way. 


The buffet starts at P1,488 nett for weekday lunch, up to P1,888 nett for weekend dinner.

Novotel Go Gangnam Price

Novotel Manila Araneta Center is strategically situated inside Araneta Center and just few steps away from shopping malls, entertainment centers, Araneta Coliseum and business offices. For more information and reservations, please call (02) 990 7888 or email [email protected]. To know more about Novotel Manila Araneta Center, visit www.novotel.com or www.accorhotels.com.

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