Weekend Plans - London's Korean Town

Full Article: https://www.timeout.com/london/blog/korean-barbecue-dino-golf-and-k-pop-its-the-best-bits-of-new-malden-111315

Who knows about KIMCHI VILLAGE!!

New Malden is home to the largest population of Koreans in all of Europe. This little suburb once counted the Korean ambassador and Samsung’s European HQ among its residents. Now, a cultural foodie haven has blossomed here – and all just a short distance from neighbouring Kingston and Hampton.

New Malden is peppered with traditional and contemporary Korean eateries to chow down in. Local hotspot Yami (High Street) is a particular highlight, with locals raving about their hot bibimbap dishes. Su La (Kingston Road) is renowned for its Korean barbecue, bringing raw meat straight to the table for you to cook on an embedded grill, while Sorabol (High Street) also offers lesser-known ‘medicinal’ dishes and jjajang noodles.

For something raucous, try karaoke bar and restaurant Han on the high street. The Glasshouse (Coombe Road) is an independent pub that boasts a wide range of ales in a countryside-esque setting. If it’s caffeine you’re after, try New Malden’s most revered coffee joint, The Place (High Street), lined with students, and full of pastries, bubble teas and Monmouth coffee. 

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