Big smoke in the big smoke: Korean BBQ is blazing a path through London's culinary scene, bringing its smoky goodness and juicy meat to the streets of the capital. For those who haven't tried it yet, you're in for a treat. Check out our guide to some of the best London Korean BBQ places that can be found on Deliveroo.
At Bó Drake, baby got back. Baby back ribs, that is. Smoked with Applewood and lavished with a generous miso glaze that brings the whole dish together in one big salty crescendo, it's a true showstopper in every sense of the word. How do you say 'delicious' in Korean?
No smoke without fire? At Jinjuu, no flavour without smoke. With celebrity chef Judy Joo at the helm, and with its reputation for delivering something of an avant garde take on the classic BBQ, you might think that Jinjuu is a bit of a flash in the pan. But you couldn't be more wrong – Jinjuu is one of London's most exciting Korean BBQ joints. Offering an innovative range of classic dishes, there's always something new to try. We recommend the short rib beef tacos, an inventive and delicious take on one of Korean BBQ's staple foods. Sound good? Just wait 'til you taste it.
3. On the Bab
Every single dish at On the Bab reminds us why we love Korean BBQ. Take their bibimbap with bulgogi beef (a bit of a mouthful in more ways than one). The bibimbap (a rice dish cooked with meat, egg and vegetables) positively throbs with flavour, while the succulent, soft and juicy beef actually melts in your mouth. Be sure to try the yangyum chicken, one of On the Bab's most notoriously yang-yummy dishes! On the Bab does Korean street food the way it's supposed to be: smoky, colourful and lots of fun.
Gogi means 'meat' in Korean, and in a way, that tells you all you need to know about this fabulously flavourful restaurant. It's all about the meat, no ifs, no buts. With dishes like smoked duck, Gogi dumpling, beef ribeye, spicy chicken and scallops on offer, it's no wonder that Gogi keeps going from strength to strength. Packing tradition, flavour and some serious skill into its wide-ranging menu, this might just be the hidden gem of London's Korean BBQ scene.
Headed up by Chef Jun Pyo Kwon, an old school graduate of some of South Korea and London's most prestigious restaurants, Yijo is the way to go for a traditional take on Korean BBQ flavours. With a charcoal grill providing that smoky goodness Korean BBQ is so well known for, some of the most popular menu items include sliced pork belly, Korean fried chicken and bulgogi (thinly sliced beef marinated in a fruity cocktail of soy, onions and garlic). Sometimes, the old ways really are the best.
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