Koreanfood is having it’s day and after a trip to On The Bab we can see why. Located on Old Street the small, laid back joint is sister to Koba and Nizuni and it’s the first East London restaurant to focus on anju – which means eating food with booze – you can probably tell why we liked it already. The drinks menu features a selection of cocktails using Soju and Makgolli, two Korean liqueurs, there’s even a soju and beer combo which we’re told is the Korean version of the Jagerbomb, but it actually tastes A LOT better.
We ordered a huge selection of dishes from the food menu, all of which arrived fast and were packed with flavour. Highlights included the Korean style kimchi and cheese arancini with Koba spicy sauce, the crispy Yangyum fried chicken coated in crushed peanut and covered in a sweet, spicy sauce and the Baek Ban buns filled with spicy chicken.
But our favourite dish had to be the tender bulgogi beef ‘On The Rice’, full of meaty flavour the beef was coated in a delish sweet, salty marinate served alongside fresh rice and some vegetables. We’ll defo be back on this bab pretty soon, that’s for sure!
305 Old St, London, EC1V 9LA