The next restaurant in our Pampanga Hot Air Balloon and Restaurant Tour is Koko Buri. It was said to have been originally a Korean restaurant but they diversified already into many kinds of dishes thus re-branding themselves as the restaurant with international cuisines.
The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual event held in Clark, Pampanga. It's already on its 20th year of featuring multi-colored and shaped hot air balloons. The four day hot air balloon event from February 11 to 14 is the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines.
We were staying at Holiday Inn Clark for an overnight only between February 10 to 11 for convenience on attending the hot air balloon fiesta during the early hours of the morning. We went to Koko Buri after our lunch at Mequeni restaurant of Holiday Inn where we had a buffet treat. Imagine how still full we are from that dining experience. We were actually surprised that we couldn't stop ourselves from still dining at Koko Buri. We were planning to just take photos and videos for the blog fature, but their food were just too good to ignore.
You can't miss Koko Buri's unique exterior with a huge yellow letter sign that spell the restaurant's name: Koko Buri - which is also a great spot for photo ops, and selfies or groupies. You can see at the end of this article that all the members of the Wazzup Pilipinas team, including our driver from Froehlich Tours, posed with the letters in front of the restaurant. All five of us were proudly wearing our shirts from 1st Draft Manila Clothing, our official shirt provider.
They have a few more branches all over Pampanga and has also expanded in Manila to serve more customers.
The restaurant also has a special area for Al Fresco dining with a truly romantic ambiance especially during night time, and an air-conditioned area for those who prefer to remain cool away from the heat of the sun.
We had an awesome table spread of Koko Buri dishes all served neatly for a great photo opportunity. Everyone indulge on the dishes even though we were still full from our lunch at Mequeni restaurant of Holiday Inn Clark.
To start the meal time right, highly recommended are the Koko Buri Pork BBQ, the Fried Creamy Dory Sticks and their spicy Japanese Yaki Udon.
My favorite would be the Creamy Dory sticks for the better appetizer while I believe the Japanese Yaki Udon was sensationally spiced to perk up the mood. The Pork BBQ was all meaty and less fat making it a swell treat to consume.
|Fried Creamy Dory Sticks|
|Japanese Yaki Udon|
|Koko Buri Pork BBQ|
|Pizza Con Gambari|
|Koko Buri fried chicken (original)|
|Koko Buri Chili Chicken|
|Koko Buri Soy Chicken|
|Oriental Chicken Salad|
Their several choices of fruit smoothies completes the dining experience to perfection.
|Several choices for Fruit Shakes or Slushes|
|Two thumbs up for Koko Buri and two thumbs up for Wazzup Pilipinas|
|Two thumbs up for Koko Buri|
|Koko Buri signage|
|The Wazzup Pilipinas team all wearing the 1st Draft Manila Clothing shirts|
Get to see more photos at our official Facebook page and more videos soon at our official YouTube channel.
You can also check the official Koko Buri Facebook page for more information and updates.