Lydia Manch London's Best Korean Restaurants. Traditionally, the place to head for great Korean food inside the M25 has been New Malden. But these days you don't have to head so far for your bibimbap or bulgogi (though places like Jin Go Gae and Sorabol still make it well worth the trip to Little Korea) Of all the Korean restaurant-reasons to head to New Malden, Jin Go Gae might be the best. The hotpots to share and anju (halfway between a starter and a bar snack) on offer are plentiful, but Korean BBQ is their speciality. Order the Dae-ji Kalbi for slices of marinated pork rib cut, or the Ju Mulluck for thick-cut sirloin in sesame oil, cooked on a grill at your table. Jin Go Gae, 272 Burlington Road, KT3 4NL.
Do you know anything about Korean food…? I guess more than half of you can’t even a name of Korean dishes… Here we go! New Malden in London is one of the best places in London in terms of Korean cuisine. You will find many exclusive Korean restaurants in Soho and Mayfair area but it’s a little bit pricey… In New Malden, you can have cheap and good quality Korean food! Me and Cristian started with some starters.
-Kimchi (the red thing on the right) is traditional Korean pickes made of vegetables with a variety of seasoning. It is very spicy but it goes well with steamed rice. In Korea, it is a MUST side dishes and each family has even a fridge only for Kimchi! -Jeon (in the middle) is Korean pancake like dishes made of vegetables or seafood and flour batter. It’s really delicious taste that you will never find in European cuisine.
This is my favourite Korean BBQ!!! It is mainly pork or beef with special Korean source. As you can see, the way of eating Korean BBQ is to wrap the meat with lettuce, Korean seasoning on the top. (Personally, I like to put some chill paste.) Baking, cutting and serving….the staff will do everything for you:) Don’t you think it’s amazing even though they will do in middle level restaurant?? Cristian told me that it reminds him of restaurants in Spain.
They have similar BBQ style restaurant in Spain. I have to ask him in detail! This restaurant is called Yami. Service is OK but I liked a lot the cute and shy Korean staffs:) The thing is that there is very few information about Korean restaurants on the Internet. It’s all about word-of-mouth… Minami Photo by Cristian
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Hi all, I finally managed to get to Su La which is a Korean BBQ place in New Malden that actually does their cooking over charcoal. Now, this can be both a good thing and a bad thing. I will start this post with the following words of advice. DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO STINK OF CHARCOAL TO THIS RESTAURANT.
Caveat covered. Let's begin. BBQ is only cooked inside after 8:00pm so plan accordingly. If you don't mind leaving it to the grill man in the back then you can order your (still cooked over charcoal) BBQ before 8:00pm. Panchan consisted of kimchee, bean sprouts, tasty dried anchovies with shredded radish, etc.
Above average kimchee, but Jee Cee Neh is still the neighborhood leader for panchan. - Rice cakes in spicy sauce: This standard Korean starter / comfort food dish is a particular favorite of mine. The version here was one of the best I've ever had; the sauce had extra kick, the rice cakes were perfectly cooked, and the dish came strewn with large quantities of sliced fish cake.
Really good rendition. BBQ: - Sam gyup sal: The weakest of the meats, hence me covering it off first. Not super flavorful and lacking in the char / smokiness of other items.
This place seems to do beef better. - Beef ribs: The single best thing we had. Tender and flavorful beef ribs which were marinated and coated in a sauce prior to grilling. Cut up via scissor by your waitress and covered with loads of sesame seeds. Probably the single best Korean BBQ item I've ever had in London.
Great smokiness from the charcoal. - Bulgogi: Strong version. Tasty and made all the more flavorful by an above average level of fat. Somewhat nutty in flavor although I am unsure as to whether or not that was down to a marinade. Pretty good. Everything came with lettuce for wraps, some standard issue sauces (e.g. fermented bean paste, sesame oil with salt/pepper, etc), etc.
I would really like to explore this menu further as the BBQ was great and their "Authentic Specials" section looked like it had some really interesting dishes (e.g. fermented skate with boiled pork and kimchi...
tripe, octopus, bo-ssam, raw crab, etc.) _______________________________________________________ This place is very Chowdown-able and would arguably be better suited to 8 of us heading down there for a big mean as opposed to Limster and I trying to eat the entire menu in one sitting.
With a discreet entrance just by Holborn station, Asadal’s basement dining room has been the go-to for fans of Korean in central London for many years.
Expect classic barbecue dishes cooked on table-top grills (beef bulgogi, pork belly, ox tongue, squid etc), as well as affordable set-lunch options with sides of kimchi and pickles. A regular favourite for cheap, rib-sticking renditions of (you guessed it) bibimbap, this likeable joint is all bright colours, happy snaps and Ikea-style furniture. Ten varieties of the hot stone-bowl rice classic are on offer (including five for veggies) – all you need to do is stir in the fiery gochujang sauce and soya bean paste.
Just over the road from fellow Korean restaurant Jihwaja, Daebak is worth a punt if you don’t want a side order of karaoke with your kimchi. Occupying what was a greasy spoon, it still feels like caff, but prices are low, portions large and flavours are bang-on. ‘Daebak’ is Korean for ‘awesome’. It’s getting there. It’s still nigh on impossible to get a table without booking at this Korean/Japanese hybrid, but – luckily – Dotori also does a life-saving line in takeaways.
Well-prepared and well-priced dishes include buchu jeon (chive pancakes), bokkeumbap (stir-fried rice with toppings), yukgejang (a spicy beef ‘stewpot’) and specialities from the Korean barbecue.
It’s hard to know where the restaurant starts and the karaoke stops at this warren-like Korean joint on Kennington Lane – still, the food’s pretty decent.
Massive steaming bowls of sticky lip-smacking fried chicken (a whole bird) vie with delicate dumplings and a killer crossover dish of cheese ramen – utterly filthy. Capacious, low-lit and sleek without being imposing, Kimchee flaunts its poshed-up wood-latticed Korean charms on newly developed Pancras Square.
Food-wise, we particularly like the ugeoji galbitang (beef rib and cabbage soup), the stir-fried pork with tofu, and the thick udon noodles topped with fried chicken. Similar fare is available at the Holborn original. It may be plonked on a busy stretch of Burlington Road, but don’t let that put you off. KH’s extensive menu covers the usual barbecues, stews and variations on bibimbap (plus Japanese sushi), although we suggest homing in on dishes that are slightly less familiar – offal and blood sausage stew should do it.
Although Naru offers some cheffy presentational flourishes, it’s not a matter of style over substance – this is a solid venue for quality Korean classics, with a few innovative touches. Instead of table-top grills, meats such as marinated short rib or beef bulgogi are barbecued in the kitchen and brought sizzling to the table. Don’t be fooled by the dull decor and hotel lounge muzak: this Korean barbecue restaurant is the real deal, with bulgogi and other meaty items grilled on hotplates built into each table.
Fancy something raw? Try the classic yukhoe (Korea’s answer to steak tartare infused with fresh pear). Go on, make your own fun.
The petite Old Street branch of On the Bab always has a queue out the door – testament to the quality of its yangyum chicken (sprinkled with chopped peanuts) and other modern ideas such as cheese arancini paired with kimchi. Otherwise, traditional ‘bibimbab’ suits the purists. Takeaways help to bolster OTB’s local popularity. From the people behind cult hit On the Bab, this tiny Covent Garden site specialises in Korean fried chicken. Choose from four flavours or ring the changes with something else chook-related – perhaps chitang (‘soul nourishing’ soup noodles) or chibab ( barbecue chicken, rice and salad combo).
Handy for takeaways too. Given its sandwich bar set-up, you’ll be surprised by the vats of punchy kimchi flying out to hungry workers who come here for lunch ‘to go’. Wellbeing’s spicy Korean soups have real depth of flavour, but everything is carefully prepared here.
Best of all, prices are really affordable - wellbeing for your wallet too.
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