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Modern, small and bright, the two main Bibimbap venues are always pretty busy (they also have a takeaway place in Leadenhall).
Serving a contemporary take on Korea's signature dish, a traditional bowl of bibimbap (literally translating to 'mixed rice') is a layered dish of rice, spiced and pickled vegetables, meat and egg.
Here, they have an extensive bibimbap menu of ten, including vegetarian and gluten free options. You can slather them in either their homemade gochujang (hot and pungent red pepper paste made with chillies and fermented soya beans) or miso sauce.
Seven out of the ten are £8 or under. You can get your egg fried and placed on top, but I prefer it added raw and mixed in with the assistance of a hot stone bowl for a creamier finish, much in the same way as a carbonara is made.
I went for the chilli chicken marinated in chilli, garlic and soy sauce with julienned vegetables - really tasty and filling. A great spot for a satisfying meal with big flavours.
Words and photography | Bisi Bajomo