Food & Drink

A live-cooking demonstration of Korean Temple Food will be hosted by the Michelin-starred Seoul restaurant Balwoo Gongyang at the Le Cordon Bleu on 22 Oct 6:30-8:30pm. The Executive Chef, Ji-Young Kim will share three beautifully inspired dishes. Napa cabbage kimchi with riped persimmon Deep-fried assorted mushroom coated with sweet and spicy Gochujang paste Lotus root […]

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Kimchi demonstration by Lee Ha-yeun

by Events Editor 13 September 2018
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Taking advantage of Lee Ha-yeun’s trip to the UK to participate in the Kingston Chuseok festivities, the KCC has organised a separate kimchi demonstration in the centre of town. But unless you were very quick with your registration, you’ll have to go down to Kingston on 22 September to see her demo. Kimchi demonstration by […]

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Restaurant visit: Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim at Carousel

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2018
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Over the recent half a dozen years, there have been several opportunities to explore Western cuisine with Korean influences. A couple of them have been for guests of the KCC only. First, to celebrate the Korean programme of events around the London 2012 Olympics a star chef from the CJ Food stable presented a VIP […]

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Carousel Presents Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim

by Events Editor 2 September 2018
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Don’t miss this opportunity to sample the food of Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim, who are guest chefs at Marylebone’s foodie establishment Carousel for ten days in early September. Carousel Presents Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim Carousel | 71 Blandford Street | Marylebone | London W1U 8AB | T: +44 (0)20 7487 5564 www.carousel-london.com 4 – 15 September | […]

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Wookwan’s Korean Temple Food – Book Talk and Tasting Event

by Events Editor 11 April 2018
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What a shame this clashes with the opening night of 4482 – Butterfly Effect at the Bargehouse. Nevertheless, this temple food event is sure to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your application in. Yes, note the unusual registration process, which suggests that the attendee list may be prioritised in the event of […]

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On the Bab brings you On the Dak

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2018
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Walking from SOAS to the KCC yesterday to mark the book launch of Lee Yil’s selected writings I came across a new venture from the Korean street food chain On the Bab. At 1 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, is their new foray into KFC, On the Dak, bringing different flavours of fried chicken with kimchi […]

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Event news: Cooking with North Korean Refugees

by Events Editor 24 January 2018
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An event which promises to be informative and worthwhile. The price is pitched to raise a bit of funding for a very worthy cause. Cooking with North Korean Refugees Tue 20 February 2018 18:30 – 21:30 Venue: London Tickets: £50 plus fee | Book tickets on Eventbrite Korean food might be everywhere in the UK […]

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Kitchen Cabinet – the Korean edition

by Events Editor 23 January 2018
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Radio 4’s food programme the The Kitchen Cabinet will be broadcasting from New Malden this Saturday, featuring all things Korean. On the panel will be Jordan Bourke, co-writer with Rejina Pyo of Our Korean Kitchen. The broadcast will be at 10:30 on Saturday morning, 27 January. It will be available on iPlayer thereafter.

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A good list of restaurants in Seoul

by Philip Gowman 2 September 2017
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It’s so rare to find a list of recommended restaurants in Seoul that focuses on Korean food as opposed to French and other cuisine, and which includes honest, salt-of-the-earth type places as well as the fancy ones with Michelin stars. So I don’t want to lose this particular link, which includes two very humble places […]

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Enrol now: Korean Cultural Classes starting January 2017

by Events Editor 15 January 2017
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For the first season of Korean cultural courses of 2017 the KCCUK is entering into a partnership with Kingston Adult Education. Courses will be held in the King Charles Centre, Hollyfield Road, Surbiton KT5 9AL. This term, dance and cuisine are added to the list of things you can learn. All four courses have ten […]

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In praise of Sancho and Flat Three

by Philip Gowman 5 December 2016
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When you tuck into your bowl of warming chueotang muddy loach soup, with its tangle of green vegetables, shoots and mysterious fishy bits suspended in a tangy reddish-green-brown broth, the condiment you reach for to give it that extra taste sensation is a liberal sprinkling of sancho powder. The pungent, fragrant taste rounds out a […]

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Jinjuu Mayfair opens

by Philip Gowman 1 November 2016
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Marking the opening of Jinjuu Mayfair at 39 Albemarle Street W1S 4JQ there’s an interview with Judy Joo in Food Republic. There’s a nice quote about how she came to open her first restaurant at the beginning of last year: I got a random phone call. My business partner just cold-called me. He said “I’ve […]

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Event news: the hottest K-food in London

by Events Editor 9 October 2016
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The South Korean embassy is organising a Korean food promotional event on 1 November. The Taste of Korea Victoria Centre @ Westminster Kingsway College 76 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PD 10:30am ~ 3:30pm Tuesday 1st November 2016 Register here by 20 October The Hottest K-food in London is organised by the Embassy of the Republic […]

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Those foreigner-friendly cookery books keep on coming…

by Philip Gowman 26 July 2016
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Time was when you really couldn’t lay your hands on a cookery book focusing on Korean food that was written by someone who understood the UK market. We were all waiting for Judy Joo’s Korean Food Made Simple – which according to Amazon was published on 19 May this year, though it was available on […]

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Pojang Korean Street Food opens up in Druid Street Market

by 앤서방 7 May 2016
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Another debut – today is the first day of the Pojang kimbab stall at Druid Street Market in Bermondsey. With so many Korean ‘street food’ ventures trying to reinvent the Korean street food wheel (bulgogi burittos, kimchi burgers, ramen burgers etc) it’s nice to see this enterprising English couple recreating the simple authentic food they […]

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CheeMc reviewed in The Observer

by Philip Gowman 8 November 2015
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There’s an enthusiastic review of the fried chicken at CheeMc, 310 Walworth Road, London SE17 2TG (020 3645 0772) in this weekend’s Observer. “Without visiting Korea, it is impossible to tell how authentic CheeMc’s fried chicken is. No matter. It’s delicious…” HT to the Korean Class Massive

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Restaurant review: Chef Joo Won’s tasting menu at Galvin at Windows

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2015
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The last time I ate in the rooftop restaurant in the London Hilton was nearly thirty years ago, and somebody else was paying. It was very good, but since then much has changed. In 2006 the space was taken over by Chris Galvin (ex Orrery, Wolseley), and the establishment got a Michelin star in 2009. […]

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