Lee Min Ho, we meet again.
Let me just say this: I love Lee Min Ho. Thanks to my cousin-in-law Keri Zamora, I discovered the wonders of Korean dramas via Boys Over Flowers, where Lee Min Ho plays the crushable rich spoiled brat, Gu Jun-pyo.
Since then I’ve been seeing Lee Min Ho all over Asia—for Bench
and so much more. I have seen him a couple of times in Manila for Bench and I feel so lucky that all my encounters with him have been effortless.
And now we meet again.
The traffic in Greenhills last Tuesday reminded me of Christmas season—except people weren’t there to shop.
We were there to get a glimpse of the most popular Korean actor probably in Asia.
The event was set for 6 PM but fans of Lee Min Ho were already at the venue as early as 10 AM.
Kyochon, famous for its double-fried chicken, with over 950 branches in South Korea, recently opened its third branch in the Philippines at Greenhills Theater Mall.
We made it just in time to take our seat when popular Korean host Sam Oh and my cousin, San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora, welcomed Kyochon ambassador Lee Min Ho amid screaming fans.
In fairness, I didn’t know Francis was that good onstage—showbiz na showbiz ang dating!
Sorry, my battery died.
Had no idea Lee Min Ho is almost as tall as my cousin Francis, who stands 6’5″.
According to Wikipedia, the Korean actors stands 6 feet 1 ½”. (Take a look at his shoe.)
This is the actor’s fourth visit to the Philippines. The 28-year-old is best known for his roles in the TV dramas Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter, and The Heirs. He also stars in the upcoming movie, Gangnam 1970.
Love that smile
Last year, after opening at SM Megamall, Kyochon promised it would bring Lee Min Ho to the Philippines.
During the program, fans who had won in Kyochon’s Facebook contest received signed posters from Lee Min Ho and had a photo opportunity with the actor.
He also signed few tables that will be placed inside Kyochon stores.
Min Ho urged Filipinos to try Kyochon’s Soonsal series, which are chicken strips coated in special rice batter and served with three sauces.
Kyochon chicken is fried twice, making the skin crunchier and the meat less greasy. It is known for its thin batter and double frying method that removes excess oil.
Kyochon is now open at Greenhills Theater Mall, SM Megamall, SM City Fairview and soon at Eastwood Citywalk.
To know more about Kyochon, click HERE.
(Photos: Daniel Tan)