Sunday, 13 March 2011

Kimchi Corner (Kimchee Corner)

Rachel Cooke, you’re such a plain boiled potato.

Fermenting Nestling below London’s most misunderstood carbuncle lies Kimchi Corner or KC.

KC’s a haven for our Korean chums whilst traipsing into the West End when they’re away from home. It’s also home to the cheapest Bibimbap in the capital and huge heart-warming pots of Jeongol.

As there are only that many restaurants one can fit in a mere corner, here’s the gang of four-

Assa

53 St. Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LH

Seoul Bakery

55 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LH

Po Cha (aka Po Chung Ma Cha)

56 St. Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LH

Woo Jung

59 St. Giles High Street
London WC2H 8LH


Detailed reviews of each of the four will be posted in due course.

4 comments:

The Grubworm said...

I had the best £5 lunch in a long time at one these not so long ago (can't remember which one). There was some fab deep fried tofu.

bellaphon said...

Grubs, 'Nice to see you, to see you, nice'. Thank you.

Tuck said...

Ahh Kimchi, it gets such a bad rep (the less enlightened may place it in the same category of 'odd foods' such as snails, tongue and breadfruit). Personally I can't get enough of it.

I've always been meaning to adventure into one of those Korean restaurants so I look forward to your review of the rest to see which you think is the best.

Su-Lin said...

What's the point of that stupid article by Rachel Cooke? Seriously, it really annoyed me. Also, this blog post: http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2011/03/a_proper_tea.html

Gah.

Looking forward to your posts on the restaurants though.