Soju, Korea’s signature rice liqueur, is a casual social drink to be shared among friends. Similarly, Soju Korean Kitchen offers diners an informal, inexpensive and friendly option for Korean cuisine. Simple, clean furnishings, including tables fitted with grills, encourage family-style eating and table-top cooking. Traditional dishes such as kalbi and bulgogi, together with street-food favourites (tteokpokki) and Korean-Chinese dishes (tang su yuk: deep-fried pork or beef strips in a sweet and sour sauce) are incorporated into a satisfying and extensive menu. Crisp and well-seasoned namul made a tasty beginning to our meal, served alongside fresh kimchi that exhibited more of a pickled tartness than the usual pungent spiciness. Sizzling in a stone bowl, the tolsot bibimbap was packed full of vegetables and was gleefully mixed table-side by our smiling waitress. Soon doo boo jigae (silken tofu casserole with seafood) was flavourful, but had us hunting for the bits of shellfish hidden within. Service was the highlight, provided by warm and welcoming staff who gladly gave detailed explanations of dishes to the curious Korean food novices seated next to us.
|Venue name:||Soju Korean Kitchen||Contact:|
32 Great Windmill Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube|
|Price:||Main courses £4.90-£18. Set lunch £6.50. Set meal £8.90-£9.90.|
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