In Sanskrit, Kaya means “body” or “nature”. In Filipino, it means “can” (as in, you CAN do it). In Jamaica, Kaya is a word for cannabis or marijuana. I don’t know what it means in Korean though. I don’t know if it even has a Korean meaning at all.
Anyway, since my friend and I were craving for something different and this restaurant happened to be in front of us (while malling), we decided to try the food there.
We ordered Aligue Bibimbap (rice topped with vegetables, an assortment of seafood and crab fat which costs around 300 pesos or 7 USD), Bibim Gooksoo (fine noodles topped with spicy Kimchi – 300 pesos as well), Dak Bulgogi (grilled spicy chicken fillet, also 300 pesos) and of course, Kimchi (100 pesos or around 2 USD).
It’s a little pricey but the food was really good. The flavor of each dish just explodes in your mouth. Soooo delicious! I would definitely come back to try the other dishes.
I give it 4 out of 5 Korean chopsticks.
Kaya Korean Restaurant
Branches: Glorietta 4, Jupiter St., Paseo Center, Power Plant Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Megamall and The Podium.