Korean food train


Food might be the last thing you’ll think of when you remember the 2016 South Korean zombie movie Train to Busan. The gastronomic geniuses behind Busan PH, however, beg to differ.

Busan PH is a Korean street food train-concept store that serves Korean dishes, from street food to set meals. They have several branches, which they call stations, in Central and Southern Luzon, particularly in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, and Pampanga.


Traditional & trendy Korean street food


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Korean street food
Image credit: Busan PH

Busan PH’s food trains have street food that can be found in any major street in South Korea.

These include the spicy stir-fried rice cake tteokbokki, odeng (fishcake), mandu (dumpling), and gimmari – noodles wrapped in seaweed then fried. They also offer a selection of gimbap (seaweed rice rolls) and jumeokbap (rice balls).

A serving of these traditional snacks starts at P50 (~USD0.98).

Besides traditional Korean street food, the food trains also serve trending street food in South Korea, such as chicken bites (P100 to P120, ~USD1.97 to USD2.36) in classic and spicy and Korean street toast (P120, ~USD2.36).


Korean set meals & samgyeopsal


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One of the set meals offered by the food trains

Image credit: Busan PH

These Korean gastronomic food spots also serve set meals.

The Chijeu (P239, ~USD4.70) and the Chingu (P419, ~USD8.24) are snack combos that can feed 2 people. Yeobo (P579, ~USD11.39), on the other hand, is a more filling combo for 2 that includes cheese ramyeon (instant noodles), cheese tteokbokki, bibimbap (rice with meat and veggies), and samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly).

If you want to feast on Korean food, there’s also the Mukbang combo that has samgyeopsal, 2 types of bibimbap, japchae (stir-fried glass noodles), cheese ramyeon, cheese tteokbokki, and several types of street food.

It’s also no problem if you’re just craving the classic Korean dish samgyeopsal. Busan PH has samgyeopsal sets which include meat, rice, lettuce, and side dishes, namely kimchi, stir-fried odeng, and stir-fried beansprouts.


Stations around Central & Southern Luzon


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Silang Station

Image credit: Jovelyn H. Patiam

Busan PH currently has 7 stations in Central and Southern Luzon.

Their first-ever station can be found in Silang, Cavite, a quick drive away from the Metro.

They also have 3 stations in Laguna, specifically in Sta. Rosa, Calamba, and Lancaster (Kawit), and 2 stations in Batangas in Malvar and Taal.


A spooky photo wall at the Pampanga Station

Image credit: Christian Cresencio

If you’re living in Central Luzon or the northern part of Metro Manila, the closest Busan PH station to you is in Angeles, Pampanga.


Takeout, pickup, & delivery


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Delivery is available at select Busan PH stations

Image credit: Busan PH

So far, only the Silang, Sta. Rosa, Lancaster, and Pampanga stations offer pickup and delivery services. Silang Station delivers through Silang Express, Sta. Rosa through Order Ready and Foodpanda, Lancaster through Foodpanda, and Pampanga through Mangan.ph.

For more information, you can check out these stations’ respective Facebook pages:


Busan PH serves Korean food from food trains


There are plenty of Korean food spots in Metro Manila, but Busan PH’s food train-slash-movie concept remains unique. Despite this, their food offerings are approachable and affordable for more people to enjoy.

With various stations, foodies who love Korean food and reside in the metro and its neighboring areas also won’t have to travel far to satisfy their Korean street food cravings.

Silang Station
Address:
76 M.H. Del Pilar Street, Silang, Cavite
Opening hours:
12PM-9PM, Daily
Telephone:
0975 394 0161
Silang Station’s Facebook page 

Sta. Rosa Station
Address:
Sta. Rosa Town Center, National Highway, Barangay Macabling, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
Opening hours:
12PM-8PM, Daily
Telephone:
0939 719 1540
Sta. Rosa Station’s Facebook page 

Calamba Station
Address:
Mother Earth Food and Forest Park, Barangay Real, Calamba City, Laguna
Opening hours:
2PM-8PM, Daily
Telephone:
0917 622 4172
Calamba Station’s Facebook page

Lancaster Station
Address:
Lot 4, Advincula Avenue, Barangay San Sebastian, Kawit, Cavite
Opening hours:
12PM-8PM, Daily
Lancaster Station’s Facebook page 

Malvar Station
Address:
San Juan Road, Barangay San Fernando, Malvar, Batangas
Opening hours:
12PM-8PM, Daily
Telephone:
0991 807 4486
Malvar Station’s Facebook page 

Taal Station
Address:
Diokno corner A. Delas Alas Street, Poblacion, Taal, Batangas
Opening hours:
12PM-7:30PM, Sun–Mon; 12PM-9PM, Wed–Sat
Telephone: 0977 027 5892
Taal Station’s Facebook page 

Pampanga Station
Address:
San Mateo Street, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Angeles City, Pampanga
Opening hours:
2PM-9PM, Mon–Thurs; 12PM-9PM, Fri–Sun
Telephone:
0935 003 9348
Pampanga Station’s Facebook page 

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Cover image adapted from: Heart Cacela and Busan PH

 

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