Assi Fresh Plaza Iloilo: Ever wondered what’s inside a Korean grocery store? Assi Fresh Plaza is the leading retailer of Korean food and non food products in the Philippines. With eight branches nationwide and growing, Assi Fresh Plaza is currently the country’s premier provider of major Korean food brands. Assi Fresh Plaza Iloilo, settled on the ground floor of BPO Building A, along Megaworld Boulevard at the Iloilo Business Park, is a branch of Assi Fresh Plaza.
“Assi Fresh Plaza is standing in the forefront for advanced branding of K-Food; the taste of Korea. It strives to provide fresher and healthier choices all the time.” – Assi Fresh Plaza Core Values.
Opened in 2010 as Assi Shin Mart, the name was later changed to Assi Fresh Plaza in 2013. In a short seven-year span, Assi Fresh Plaza was able to yield seven more branches, in Makati, Alabang, McKinley, The Fort, Ermita, Eastwoodand finally in the City of Love, Iloilo. The leading Korean grocery offers major food brands such as NongShim, Binggrae, Ottogi, Crown, Orion, Lotte, Beksul, Dongwon, Chongga, and Sempio.
Assi Fresh Plaza Iloilo offers a collection of must-try Korean food brands, making most of Korea available in Iloilo City. One standout – which Ilonggos have long been looking for– is Melona. Melona is a South Korean flavoured ice pop manufactured by Binggrae Co. Ltd. Although identified by its melon flavor and name ‘Melona’, the said ice pop also comes in different flavors. Another frosty standout is Samanco, a variation to the classic Korean pastry, Bunggeo-ppang. Bunggeo-ppang is a fish shaped pastry stuffed with red bean paste. Samanco, meanwhile, is stuffed with vanilla ice cream and a thin layer of red bean paste. The result is a delectable ice cream sandwich that is definitely to die for.
Assi Fresh Plaza Iloilo’s Seoul Cafe offers one of Korea’s well known and most loved dishes, Bibimbap. From the Korean name meaning ‘mixed rice’, Bibimpbap is a bowl of rice topped with meat, vegetables, and egg mixed with spicy red pepper sauce. Other offerings at Assi Fresh Plaza Iloilo includes: Ramen: Original Ramyun or Seafood Ramyun at Php 120 | Bulgogi Gimbap at Php 120 | Kimchi Ham Fried Rice at Php 130 | Ttokbokki at Php 140 | Japchae at Php 140 | Doenjang Jjiagae at Php 120 | Yukgaejang at Php 120.
Moreover, revel in a variety of Bulgogi Set: Samgyupsal Set, grilled slices of pork belly served with rice, sidings, kimchi, and soup | Dak Galbi Set, grilled chicken breast marinated in spicy sauce served with rice, sidings, kimchi, and soup | Beef Bulgogi Set, thin slices of beef sirloin served with rice, sidings, kimchi, and soup.
Deopbap Rice Toppings: Beef Bulgogi Deopbap, stir fried Korean style thinly sliced marinated beef served over rice | Pork Bulgogi Deopbap, stir fried Korean style thinly sliced marinated pork served over rice | Jayuk Bulgogi Deopbap, spicy stir fried Korean pork served over rice | Dak Bulgogi Deopbap, spicy stir fried chicken breast served over rice.
Visit Assi Fresh Plaza Iloilo at the ground floor of BPO Building A, along Megaworld Boulevard at the Iloilo Business Park, Mandurriao, Iloilo