Street Food is everywhere! Between the street food markets that we all know very well (Camden, Borough Market or Brick Lane), the brand new ones such as Wapping market and the KERB mobile street food, we don’t know what to choose anymore. And now restaurants are starting with this as well which make the choice even more difficult. In the middle of this crazy choice, I wanted to try a place recommended by a friend of mine in Shoreditch called On the Bab.
On the Bab
On the Bab is a Korean street food restaurant on Old Street, next to Hoxton Square.
For the linguistic course, on the bab means “served with rice”. It is the first restaurant in London to serve anju, traditional Korean street food served with alchol and in our case it was with soju (very close to sake)
The idea is to share courses in a tapas kind style using small enamelled plates which go along with a generous list of cocktails (if you like the soju of course, personally I didn’t really like it).
Following the recommandations of a very kind waiter, we tried kun mandu and yangyum as starters, the on the rice with beef bulgogi and the bibimbab. As we wanted to try the typical soju we had the cham isl.
The sailor shirt as uniform and the industrial decor which give a very friendly atmosphere for this unusual Korean restaurant.
Word of Advice…
Go during the week or quite early during the weekend if you want to avoid queueing, the place is pretty small and, unfortunately, booking is not possible.
On the Bab 305 Old Street London EC1V 9LA