Last Tuesday I went with my bestie to Kimchee in Kings X, i’ts the new Korean eaterie located at Pancras Square. This new, contemporary Korean restaurant is just a stone’s throw from King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations, and slap bang in the middle of the new Google and Facebook offices too.
Kimchee serves a wide range of delicious meat, fish and vegetable dishes marinated with authentic Korean flavours, all cooked in an open-plan kitchen with a traditional charcoal grill. This is the second Kimchee restaurant to open in London and follows on from the success of the original Kimchee, located just near to High Holborn underground station.
What is Kimchee?
I first found out what Kimchee is after watching ‘Chef’s Table’ on Netflix. It’s a collection of fermented vegetable dishes usually made with napa cabbage, Korean radish, or sometimes cucumber, commonly fermented in brine or ginger, garlic, spring onions and chilli pepper. Served as a side dish or cooked into soups and rice dishes.
Kimchee Restaurant: The restaurant menu features a selection of classic Korean dishes with a contemporary Kimchee touch as the team behind the restaurant have carefully developed all the dishes. All the food was amazing, but what really (and surprisingly) stuck out for us was the dessert menu.
Green Tea Ice-Cream: As I don’t have a sweet tooth I’m the person that will easily and happily overlook the desert menu, but I’m glad I didn’t this time. The Green Tea Ice-Cream was sooo delicious and refreshing. The perfect finish to a flavourful meal and that brought us back from the itis which we’ve now named (thanks to Get Out) as ‘the sunken place’.
If you haven’t tried Kimchee before, I definitely recommend it for a beautiful and authentic modern twist to a well respected and intrinsic taste of Korean cuisine.