Thursday, February 9, 2023

Kiwa Express Offers Authentic, Premium and Affordable Korean Cuisine at Ayala Malls Manila Bay

“I’ve been operating Kiwa Restaurant in Solaire since 2015 and there has been this growing demand from Filipino regulars wanting easier access to my authentic Korean food. It is true-to-heart Korean food. Not fusion. Not localized. And we offer high-caliber and quality Korean cuisine at a very affordable price...the quality is identical to the food that they would sample from Kiwa in Solaire. I observe food being served to the general public is too much of fast food and instant food. It is too salty, sweet, deep fried and harmful to your health.  Korean food offers a healthy alternative as it uses generous portions of vegetables. Kiwa Korean food, in particular, is not instant nor ready-made food, and always delivered via on-site preparation and cooking. I hope to provide healthier alternative for Filipino people for better well-being. This restaurant is our launch pad, the model on which new branches will be based. When this clicks, we already have other upcoming outlets.” ~Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express


Drawing from the quick-service casual Korean restaurant is an offshoot of Kiwa Korean Grill at Solaire Resort, Kiwa Express opens its doors at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, to let diners have a taste of authentic Korean cuisine in a mall location and more casual yet modern chic Korean ambiance. Introducing to mall patrons exceptional Korean dining options at an affordable price point. Promising to bring premium Korean menu offerings not yet offered by other Korean restaurants.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Kiwa Express at Ayala Malls Manila Bay was led by (from left): France Eusebio, General Manager, Ayala Malls Group; Reyna Aguilar, Operations Manager, Kiwa Express; Dr. David Shim, CEO and Owner, Kiwa Express; Veronica Valdez, Operations Manager, Ayala Malls Manila Bay.

Kiwa Express offers premium and authentic Korean cuisine at an affordable price and casual ambiance, springing from the success of  upscale Kiwa restaurant at Solaire Resort.

 A groupie with family and friends is made more memorable with the cute bear character of Kiwa Express at Ayala Malls Manila Bay

One of my first time ever experience is to wear a hanbok, also called Chos┼Ćn-ot a traditional Korean clothing.

With my co-bloggers: Gerilen Elinessete of; Lally Gonzales of; Adae Ang of; and me!

Dr. Shim values the "authenticity" of the Kiwa Express experience. Without hesitation, the authenticity of his food is the foundation of his success. Items selected by Dr. Shim are listed on the Kiwa Express menu as either chef's recommendations or Kiwa signature dishes. 

Here are some of my "Must-Try" Korean food from their Menu!

Kiwa Express Menu

"Kiwa Galbitang, the Korean version of bulalo," is his personal recommendation for first-time diners. It will make you very happy, I promise you that. The hearty and filling beef stew is an excellent introduction to Korean cuisine. Slowly stewing beef short ribs in aromatics produces a clear, delicate broth that is a sensory delight. Also highly recommended by Dr. Shim is the must-try Kimchi Jjigae, a warming, spicy stew featuring their signature kimchi, Jap Chae, Shrimp Tempura, and Doenjang Jjigae." ~Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express

This dish became my instant favorite why wouldn't I, it has the perfect soup taste I will always have whenever I dien in at any Korean restaurant.

Kiwa Galbitang, the Korean version of bulalo

Kiwa Express’ Chadol Doenjang is a healthy Korean Soy Bean Paste Stew

The Jeyuk Deopbap of Kiwa Express is a filling Korean Spicy Pork Over Rice

Rice lovers will delight in Kiwa Express’ Kimchi Bokkeumbap, a Kimchi Fried Rice

A balance of flavors tantalizes the palate with Kiwa Express’ Seogogi Muguk, a Beef and Radish Soup

 Kiwa Express’ Signature Dish Galbitang is a must-try Beef Shortribs Soup

 Kiwa Express offers authentic and value-for-money Korean dishes

Prices at Kiwa Express are based on individual serving sizes. For large groups of diners, there are also family-sized options. Customers can order meals more easily by purchasing meal sets in packages.

The Banana Bingsu is a refreshing Korean shaved ice dessert at Kiwa Express.

All the sumptous korean food are of course best shared with family and friends whatever the occations are.

With Chef Anton Amoncio, and Adae Ang

Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express

For inquiries, guests can call (02) 7004 7472 or send a message via Instagram and Facebook.

Dr. Shim believes Korean food will continue to be popular among Filipinos.

The modern and cozy interior of Kiwa Express at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, perfect for a quick, fresh, affordable and satisfying Korean meal

The modern and cozy interior of Kiwa Express at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, perfect for a quick, fresh, affordable and satisfying Korean meal

Kiwa Express
3rd floor, Building B, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Macapagal Boulevard corner Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City.