Date of Last Visit: Saturday, December 12th, 2009
The Victim: Me
The Damage: About £15
The Background: Sometimes, a crazy urge grips me. The urge for dolsot bibimbap. The 12th of December was one of those days. So as I was wandering around Soho, I got out my phone and Google Maps and started searching for my nearest Korean.
Soju was the answer. But it's also known as Korean Kitchen. Don't let that fool you.
The Entrance: The ground floor of Soju is very tiny. There are a couple of tables full, some with Koreans, others with tourists. The Norwegian couple next to me have stepped into Soju specifically because they've never had Korean food before and they are up for an adventure. I admire this.
The Food: My sweet server brings me my dolsot bibimbap and before I can snap a photo of it in its loveliness–the raw egg on top is glistening–she stirs it all up for me. So forgive the photo. (To see a before photo of dolsot bibimbamp, check out my Han Kang review.)
This is good bibimbap–better than Han Kang's–but the beef is still tough and leathery. There's no juice. This doesn't stop me from eating. I'm just saying. Someone's got to be able to make me a dolsot bibimbap with some nice juicy beef.
The Verdict: Good. But really just good.