Take a walk down an unconventional route and mix up your weekly Asian intake with some delicious Korean food. Kimchee at High Holborn is your best bet.
Kimchee resonated from Mr Kim's (owner of Kimchee) vision to bring his native Korean food to London. Having noticed a gap in the market for good quality Korean restaurants in London, he wanted to introduce British people to the wonderful flavours of Korean cuisine at a reasonable price. Kimchee has a dedicated following of proud supporters who come by the masses to enjoy an authentic Bibimbap. Specialising in an assortment of fillings, ranging from poultry to seafood, the Korean staple has been wildly accepted by its western following.
I headed over with a friend to see what all the fuss was about and was shocked to realise that in my entire time in the good old UK, I had not set foot into a Korean Restaurant. This realisation was quickly apparent when I scanned through the enticing menu.
A friend and I decided on a Pa Jeon (seafood pancake), the spicy Asian cabbage (known as kimchi) and the Beef Bibimbap. The much loved modern day concept of preparing your meal at the table occurs with this original dish. Arriving in a steaming stone bowl, there is a distinct separation between all the flavours, it is your job to quickly grab your chopsticks and begin mixing the egg, noodles, cucumber, carrots, bean sprouts, beef and chilli sauce together to create a rice dish that will fill you up and ensure your tastebuds are satisfied.
Seafood Pa Jeon @ Kimchee (Photo instagram @neelsmcgee)