SHP Bibimbab Cafe and Restaurant is located in P.Ocampo Street, Taft, Manila near College of St. Benilde’s Design Building. You won’t recognize it at once but when you’re already there, cuteness overload will fill you up with happiness. :) That’s what happened to me. I said "Ang cute cute" for more than a hundred times when I was there and when I came home, I can’t contain my happiness… I shared the awesome experience to everyone. :”>
So here are the foods that we tried out :)
I love the taste of their GIMBAB! The Sesame seeds blended with it well. Though, I didn’t like how the RAMEN was served because it looks a lot like an instant noodle, but it taste good… the powdered spice can be controlled, depending on how much spice do you like. Their KIMCHI is so HOT!!! Unlike the other Korean Restaurants that already “Filipinized” their Kimchi by decreasing some spices, this one is a LEGIT KOREAN SPICY KIMCHI! Furthermore, the place also serves FRAPPES and served in a cute bottle with a candy colored spoon. The taste is good, not so sweet and just enough to recognize the coffee, the chocolate and the whipped cream. It’s not a homogeneous mix of everything but it is definitely worth it. :)
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Look at how cute their order numbers are placed in wooden clips. :”>
Their service water is served with this cute strawberry like glass.
The primary reason why I visit the place is because of this GIANT PANDA STUFFED TOY!!! This is and imported stuffy and cuddly panda, I think there is no store here in the Philippines that sell a Panda that is as huge as this one.
I think the main reason why there are a lot of cute and huge stuffed animals in this cafe is because… If you are "Forever Alone" and eating alone, you can literally “Date” a Bear! There is also a cow, a monkey, of course there is the panda, and a lot of other stuffed animals in this cafe. Enjoy your meal with a cute date. :”> Such a cute, awesome and nice idea indeed.
Forever Alone? Not Anymore! :)
They also sell cute accessories in the store. <3
————Architecture and Interiors————
This DOOR will welcome you! I expected to see a normal door, a flash door or a Korean sliding door… but I saw this instead! It is indeed a surprise before the bigger and cuter surprise inside.
They have this wooden direction locator which blends will in the place, and they also prepared house slippers for everyone. Because as per Korea’s culture and tradition, they remove their shoes upon entering a place and use house slippers instead. :)
Look at their wash area, with cute lights, flowers and wall decals. And hello! That’s me taking photo of the place to blog it here. :)
The dining areas are designed for you to sit on the floor, with mats and pillows. So “Korea” like :”>
So this is their service counter, with a stuffed monkey stating "BAWAL ANG TAMBAY", because hello… the place is heavenly cute! In return, give them a credit by at least trying out their food and frappes because it will definitely complete the experience. Don’t just come here for the place, come to try out how good their meals are. They offer Korean foods, frappes, cakes and pastries, chocolate fondue and a lot more! I wasn’t paid to promote this place but I am definitely inviting you to have a visit because (1) You won’t regret it, (2) The place is so good and uber cute, (3) The food and drinks are worth it, (4) They offer a holistic experience you won’t feel somewhere else, (5) You won’t feel alone here, because there are cute stuffed animals to share a seat with. Isn’t that cool? :)
Their powder/comfort room extends the “cuteness overload” experience. I did really smile upon seeing the “Smile” caption on that lavatory. :) and I can’t stop myself but take a photo of it.
So, hello! I came here with my friend Renz :) He’s a CSB multi-media arts student. We’ve been together in UST College of Architecture from 1st-2nd year. But he decided to take up multi-media instead because it is what he likes more and it is what he is passionate about. I came to visit the place and visit him, because catching up with a good old friend in this place makes it a lot more memorable experience. (that’s redundancy but… the place and experience is sooooooo worth it!)
…and that’s me! Kissing the Stuffed Panda because sadly I don’t have one, and I will definitely love to have one. :”> I love Pandas since I was a kid and I’m loving it more now for some reasons. :”>
As a whole, SHP BIBIMBAB CAFE & RESTAURANT experience is beyond awesome! :)