If you’ve seen the film Oldboy (the original, naturally), or you are familiar with Korean cuisine, you’ll know that live baby octopus is a strange feature of the Korean menu to a total outsider. Yes. Live. Baby. Octopus. Eaten. Alive.  It’s called Sannakji.

A couple of weeks ago, I joined some colleagues for dinner after work at a Korean restaurant, Bibigo.  With no live baby octopus on the menu, and I can’t say I was disappointed, we proceeded to have a thoroughly delicious, filling dinner.

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At excellent value for money – three courses for a mere £13 – we tucked into fabulous tastes from a preset dinner menu.  My stomach loved these dishes.

Course One: Korean Chopped Salad 

A very understated looking salad, but an absolute winner with those of us that ate it.  Hints of sesame dashed with crispy fried spring roll pastry and soy dressing.

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Course Two: Baby Squid 

I’m a huge fan of squid in any form (dead, preferably).  Served with lemon and a tiny bit of okra.

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Course Three: Grilled Chicken

Beautiful with delicate rocket and some steamed riced on the side.

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Bibigo’s has two restaurants in the UK, both in London (Soho and Angel).  The gorgeous food aside, the Angel restaurant is super stylish and the staff are attentive.

Good to know:

  • My pet hate is the assumption of any restaurant to add a 12.5% service charge.  Bibigo’s is no different so it expect to see it on the bill.
  • You’re presented with chop sticks and a single silver spoon, get acquainted with the sticks ahead of your adventure!
  • White wine starts at £18 a bottle.
  • Prepare to have your taste buds tingled.
  • Portions are generous.  Did I already mention the value for money?!

Do yourself a favour, pop in for lunch and dinner and feast.

Tash

 

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