First, the bad news. Chef Him Uy de Baron has just closed his Nomama restaurant at Capitol Commons. He said he wants to restart it with a fresh concept and rumor has it that he’s looking to reopen some place in Makati. It’s no secret that the Happy Lab crew have been fans of Nomama since it opened in QC and we will certainly miss it. We are looking forward to its reopening, hopefully not too far in the future.
In the meantime, Chef Him still has a presence at Capitol Commons with the opening of his I Am Kim bibimbap restaurant at the basement of the Estancia Mall. It’s all bibimbap in heated stone bowls with a few appetizers thrown in. Although they have a wide selection of ready-made combinations available, diners can also customize their own bibimbap by choosing ingredients themselves. One medium bibimbap makes a good meal for one but you can also order the large size which is good for two. Prices are very friendly with some combinations costing less that P 300.00 while a large order costs around P 400.00.