On The Bab
Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Vegetarian
Korean street food is what this London-imported sensation touts itself as. Mind you, it is 100% Korean and the owner, herself, first started in the business wheeling a street stand and selling Bulgogi... Read More
Korean street food is what this London-imported sensation touts itself as. Mind you, it is 100% Korean and the owner, herself, first started in the business wheeling a street stand and selling Bulgogi beef hirata buns in Seoul. That was more than 30 years ago now and for the past several decades since, she has called London home. Her street food concept of traditional small plates and typical Korean drinks, a form of eating known as 'anju' in Korea, has helped make Korean food the new sensational cuisine de jour. For the record, I will definitely be back for the brick red colored chili flavored fish and squid stew known as soondubu jjigae. Other things I will be back for are the crispy fried chicken morsels. These are lightly spiced and slightly sweetened batter fried bite-sized pieces of chicken that pair excellently with the seaweed salad and wash down perfectly with a cold beer. The cuisine here has been described as Korean 'tapas' but there is nothing small plates about these portions.
- Asian: "This Korean 'street food' concept restaurant is located in the heart of Japan town near Paris' upscale Avenue de l'Opera. They don't take reservations, so come early or plan to wait in line. The steamed rice buns look like thick white tacos folded over huge doses of Bulgogi beef and shredded cabbage doused with their own secret sauce. Another popular dish is the rice and veggie bowl topped with a perfectly crispy fried sunny side up runny yellow yolk egg. Ordering drinks here is kind of a must since it completes the 'anju' style of Korean eating that first inspired this restaurateur."
- Best for Asian Because: This is when a fun night out includes a good dinner and cocktails in a lively vibe and it's all in one hip location.