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Somewhere you should eat… On the Bab

Make no mistake of it: the street food trend that’s hit the capital in recent years has no intention of slowing down, making this new Korean spot a worthy contender for your Friday night filling station.  Set in a prime location in Shoreditch, a recent visit found us enjoying the easy pickin’s of fried chicken with crushed peanut,  spring onion and seafood pancakes, spicy chicken in fluffy steamed buns (we’d give these three thumbs up if we could – so good), and a winning side of kimchi, all washed down with a soju breeze cocktail with cranberry, grapefruit and lime.   As for the main, we picked beef for our traditional bibimbab (a Korean speciality of rice,  mixed veg and your choice of meat) and we weren’t disappointed – especially as it was generous and flavoursome for a mere £7.50.  

If you’re new to Korean, this isn’t the fanciest foray into the cuisine (owner Linda Lee is also behind the mightier Koba in the West End), but with a clear philosophy for shared dining with an “anju” twist (meaning all food is to be consumed with alcohol), it’s definitely fun: one for the hit list. 

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Have you been to On the Bab? Do you have a favourite Korean restaurants in the capital ? Let us know in the comments…