Just what we’ve been waiting for all along: a new ‘grab and go’ style Korean diner. Glasgow brand Bibimbap is set to open this Spring on Hanover Street, and will offer hearty street food inspired by Seoul’s cultural heritage. Bibimbap Edinburgh will open in the former Pakora Bar location at 96 Hanover Street and the venue is currently undergoing refurbishment. The Korean-style diner will also offer sit around 20 customers at a time, while both takeaway and delivery kitchens will be available at all times.
The original Bibimbap is located on West Nile Street in Glasgow, opened in March 2018 and has seen immense popularity amongst weegies for its quirky style and modern Korean cuisine. We love the name, and apparently, the spot is named after a Korean comfort food (pronounced as ‘bee-beem-bahp’) which is a bowl of warm white rice topped with vegetables and chilli pepper paste, soy sauce, or fermented soybean paste.
The menu consists of a variety of well-known Korean dishes that will be prepared with love right in front of guests with an expected hit of taste and flavour. The treats in question are Kimchi, deopbap, Corn Dogs, Yum Yum fried chicken, soup, and noodles, in addition to the famous Bibimbap dish.
Main menu dishes include Yache with broccoli, onions, mushrooms, beansprout & pak choi, or the Beef Udon with wok-fried beef, udon noodles and mixed vegetables in spicy mayo. Other highlights are also Saeu, which is Korean style Sweet & Sour Prawns, Tteok-Bokki, a stir fried fish and rice cake with a sweet and spicy sauce and Jeyuk Bokkeum – a spicy Pork.
The Glasgow restaurant also has some mean cocktails, and that’s what we expect to see on Hanover Street very soon. For exapmple, the BBB Mai Tai comes with Brugal rum, almond syrup, triple sec
and pineapple juice – what a combo!