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    Friday, 25 September 2015


    Korean food seems to be everywhere at the moment - something which makes my belly very happy. 

    I'm quite new to Korean food but when I find something new I like, I tend to rinse it for all its worth.

    So far, I've tried Korean in the form of steamed buns at Flesh & Buns and Taste of London and recently I delved a little deeper with rice dishes and dumplings at On the Bab but one concept I hadn't tried yet - and was desperate to - was the Korean BBQ.

    This style of restaurant is HUGE in Korea. A large hot-plate grill sits in the middle of your table and awaits you to cook whatever marinated meat, fish or veg you fancy - a bit like a DIY Teppanyaki and a hell of a lot of fun. 
    Glass of beer
    I was invited to try out the newly opened Superstar BBQ in Tottenham Court Road and as this seemed like a pretty social way of eating, I took along the lovely Megan from GottobeGourmet.

    We decided to kick things of with a few starters. I can't resist chilli squid (£6) so it was the first thing we tried on the menu. Perfectly cooked with a thin crunchy batter which didn't distract too much for the delicious squid inside...deep fried chilli squid
    Korean BBQ
    To get cooking we ordered a feast of belly pork (£7), marinated lamb (£7.50), tiger prawns (£8.50) and eringi mushrooms (£5.50). Plus lettuce and miso paste (£3) to use as wraps and some boiled rice (£2) as a side dish.Raw meat ready for BBQ
    platter of meat and seafoodOur waitress explained that the idea is to cook your meats/fish on the grill, take a piece of lettuce with a dab of miso, roll the whole thing up and eat. This translates to me as basically health food right?

    It's a really novel way of eating - there's something massively satisfying about cooking your own food and I was really impressed with the quality of the food. I would definitely recommend the tiger prawns but the lamb was also delicious - I would have preferred if the belly pork had a bit of  marinade too but overall everything tasted delicious. Korean BBQ
    Korean BBQ with prawns
    Korean BBQ with meats
    If you get dessert, I recommend going for the Super Snowball - made up of shaved ice, ice cream, chocolate, fruit and nuts. So many contrasting textures and flavours in one dish but a really refreshing end to a great meal. Korean ice cream dessert
    Massive thumbs up from me on both the concept, the food and the staff. We had two waiters who looked after us on the night and they were so attentive and helpful so credit to them!

    Superstar BBQ is open Monday - Saturday for lunch between 12pm-3pm and dinner at 5pm - 11pm

     4 Central Piazza St Giles, St Giles High St, London WC2H 8AB

    SuperStar BBQ Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    * I was a guest of the restaurant. All food was complimentary.

    If you liked this post, you may also enjoy: On the Bab or Flesh & Buns

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