The Southern equivalent of Maginhawa St. in Teachers Village, Quezon City would probably be Aguirre Ave. in B.F. Homes Parañaque.
In a gist, Teachers Village in Quezon City is one of the three major residential areas in the Diliman district. Maginhawa St. is a major road that cuts through Teachers Village, Sikatuna, and U.P. Village. For some reason, maintaining these three subdivisions as strictly residential areas was never strictly implemented. This resulted in a mixed-use subdivision, primarily residential interspersed with all kinds of commercial establishments. (You name it: printing shops, restaurants, laundry, hardware stores, a grocery, factory outlets, low-rise office buildings, etc.) I have heard someone sarcastically remark that one can find the entire universe in here. Maginhawa St. has always been a notable place in Diliman because of its restaurants and bars.
The same applies for Aguirre Ave. in B.F. Homes, Parañaque. B.F. Homes was intended to be a purely residential area. Over time, through lax implementation I suppose, it evolved into a mixed-use subdivision very much like Teachers Village.
ANYWAY… One of the Korean restaurants that I have read about in food blogs like The Sugar Bug, and Southbound.ph, and ClicktheCity was Sam Won Garden. (The family was looking for a new Asian restaurant for Easter lunch other than our usual Chinese and Japanese fare.)
**Disclaimer: This probably should not count as a real restaurant review, in my opinion. I usually research on how to “attack” exotic cuisines before I try out such restaurants. If the restaurant serves authentic cuisine and is owned by someone of that nationality, I try to find out if there are any meal-related customs/rituals that have to be performed. Manners… I also look up the most popular dishes and the recommended combinations. I have tried Korean restaurants a few times–those instances I can count on one hand–and I still have not mastered which entrees should be eaten with the proper condiments.
In addition, I was only armed that day with my celphone camera.