Kimchee in Holborn, which opened in 2011, may be one of the capital’s best and most highly acclaimed Korean restaurants. The restaurant produces healthy Korean food that is traditional. Showcasing all that may be good about the cuisine without compromising on quality and freshness. Having built a reputation for this, and possibly realising that many a Londoner may want good food and may seldom have the time to sit down to a long meal, Kimchee decided to offer the city Kimchee To Go from April 2013 on the Strand. More recently however, a second branch has been opened on New Oxford Street.
The idea is that one may be able to have the same quality food however in a reasonably priced and takeaway format.
There are only a handful of products to choose from however all seem to be exquisitely packaged, and showcase the sort of foods that a Korean person might eat quickly for lunch. Products such as bibimbap, which is a mixed rice dish, spicy noodle soups, dosirak, which is a hot lunchbox type dish, kimchee and various snacks and Korean style sushi.
There are also a number of tea drinks made from Aloe Vera, Lemon and other such healthy ingredients. Everything speaks of Korea however with a modern, clean cut and precise twist. Breakfast options of traditional porridge are also available. Cutlery is made from environmentally friendly and recyclable products as well.
The food seems good and far from most takeaway hotspots with an Asian Twist, Kimchee to go comes across very traditional. Everything that is meant to be spicy had a real kick and chilli flavour that balanced nicely with the rest of the dish, and refrained from being
oily. Flavours came across intense and appealing, and service was swift and amicable. One may sense the attention to detail and certainly may be satisfied if food of this quality were served in a normal Korean restaurant.
Furthermore, the products are all filling however light enough. It may be this sort of quality that makes one wish to go back again, and to show that with a little bit of care and thought.
KIMCHEE TO GO
338 The Strand, London, WC2R 0LT
106 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB
Open Daily: 08;00 – 22:00