One of my top tips for London is Postcard Teas, tucked away in Dering Street, close to Bond Street and Oxford Circus. The genial and knowledgeable proprieter Timothy D’Offay sources his teas from small family estates using traditional tea growing methods, and the impressive list includes fine teas from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, India, Sri […]
The staff at the KCC have been getting excited about this for a while, and now the opening date is getting nearer: Kimchee, the popular Korean restaurant in Holborn affiliated to the Wasabi Japanese food chain, is opening two takeaways, one at 388 Strand WC2 (near Covent Garden) on 2 April, and the other at […]
If you’re in the Bethnal Green area, check out Hurwundeki (허운데기), an interesting combination of hairdresser, boutique and cafe right next door to Cambridge Heath Station (298-299 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA). Korean owned, the cafe is a pleasant, casual eaterie which does good coffee and a fine bibimbap among other things. Convenient for when […]
Last year a Michelin star was awarded to Danji in Hell’s Kitchen; this year Jungsik in Tribeca joins the prestigious club, according to the Chosun Ilbo. Interesting that neither restaurant is in Manhattan’s official K-town centring on 32nd Street. Jungsik is reviewed in the New York Times here.
If you google “Bibigo London” you’ll find lots of job adverts for the new London branch of the international Bibigo restaurant chain run by CJ Foodville. It opens this summer in Great Marlborough Street with staff training planned for July. The top job is already taken: the London operation will be headed by Korean celebrity […]
K-pop supremo Park Jin Young branches out from the Kpop business to open a posh Korean restaurant in Manhattan called Kristalbelli (8 West 36th Street). Must try it next time I’m in NYC. http://bit.ly/HpeMtH
Amsterdam’s latest attraction: a nine-course North Korean meal for €79 at the new Pyongyang Restaurant: http://t.co/6K7QvvWv. Visit their website for menu and videos of the accompanying entertainment. Update 7 September 2012: the restaurant has already closed.
Has anyone tried Ceena, the Korean BBQ place near Ludgate Circus in the City? Must try it when I’m in the area next: http://t.co/MWB2p7hw
Kimchee Holborn is the latest Korean restaurant to make a splash in London. It opened in April this year and seems to have been busy ever since. There are many things which mark it out from the crowd. Here’s a few of them: Décor: They’ve spent lots of money on the look and feel of […]
A couple of years ago the BBC was speculating that Deptford, a neglected corner of South-East London next to Greenwich, was becoming the new Paris: ancient churches, markets, pavement cafes and the Laban Dance Centre combine to create a cultural zone that’s well worth a visit, while the Deptford Dame and Deptford is… blogs provide […]
Next time I’m in NYC I’ll be heading over to Hell’s Kitchen for Danji‘s Michelin-starred bulgogi sliders. http://t.co/CcOToF91
Yonhap Feature: A first look at a Seoul chef’s Manhattan offshoot bit.ly/rbyN2D. The new Manhattan Restaurant Jung Sik Dang. “A much better profile than the New York Times” via @subjectobjectverb
Where does Gwyneth Paltrow eat Korean food? HanGawi in Manhattan’s 32nd Street K-town http://bit.ly/p67lTU (#). Nicole Kidman goes there too. Via @CoolstuffKorea
Mmm – English-style scones with Jeju-do tangerine marmalade looks rather good, with a nice pot of darjeeling. http://bit.ly/o5SBB4 (#)
A farewell lunch of noodles at Shanghai Mong in NYC K-town yesterday. Thanks, Insoon. I'll see you in Seoul next year. http://twitpic.com/5gndzp #
London’s new Playboy club opens this weekend with executive chef Judy Joo overseeing the restaurant. @JudyJooIronChef I'm really looking forward to sampling some of your food. But they didn't invite me to the opening night ^_^ #
A fine Korean restaurant I just discovered in Dusseldorf. And I just converted another work colleague to Korean food. http://twitpic.com/52hgcp #. The Korean family running the restaurant had been in Germany for about 20 years.