It’s always nice when a friend comes to town and it’s even nicer when you can take them to dinner where the food is just as great as the price. My latest discovery from the plethora of exciting restaurants in Soho is Bibimbap, a Korean eatery nestled on Greek Street, just off from Soho Square.
If you’re already familiar with Korean cuisine, you’ll notice Bibimbap has named themselves after their signature dish – a piping hot stone bowl filled with your choice of meat and vegetables. And the fun part? It all cooks in front of you as you stir it together.
I decided to try one of the rice dishes, the inviting Chicken Bool-Go-Gi at£6.95 (enjoy an egg on top for £1 more) and share a couple of sides; Chilli Squid and Prawn Katsu for £5.45 each.
Our meals arrived quickly and with two red and yellow squeezy bottles – sweet chilli sauce in one and a salty miso sauce in the other. I’m a big sauce fan, so being able to add as much or as little as I fancied was a huge novelty for me.
If you’re going to try anything in a big stone bowl, approach with caution – you will burn your mouth to hell if you dive in too quickly. After learning this important lesson however, I was soon enjoying my meal and the sides in equal measure.
The thing about BiBimBap is that the food is so full of flavour, that even though I was feeling incredibly full towards the end, I couldn’t bring myself to leave a scrap. Thank goodness this stuff is healthy!
So, whether you’re after a filling lunch or out to impress with a great value dinner, this Korean restaurant is one of the tastiest around and you won’t dread looking at your online statement the next day.
Overall rating: 9/10
Total dinner cost for two: £25.80