Jin Go Gae
There's a charming story behind this New Malden Korean – the restaurant takes its name from the place in Seoul where Jin Go Gae's original owner first met his wife. He made a promise to name his first restaurant after it, and it's here the promise was kept. His recipes and techniques are still prominent on a menu that goes big on Korean barbecue dishes. Expect, then, dishes such as marinated short beef rib, fresh squid marinated with sweet soya sauce, slivers of silver side beef and thinly sliced beef kalbi cooked over charcoal. Other menu items include various bulgogi, hotpots, a long list of an-joo (starters) and ban-chan (pickles). A short drinks list includes Hite Korean beer, soju and mae-whaju – a sweet pink plum wine popular in Korea. Keep an eye out for good-value lunch menus, and an array of set meals.
Venue says: “Authentic charcoal Korean BBQ in New Malden.”