It so happens that my cousin Saanya is a fan of all things Korean and it was no coincidence when she brought up the idea of dining at ‘Korean Kitchen’ for lunch. I didn’t need much convincing since I too happen to love Korean Food.
‘Korean Kitchen’ in Abu Dhabi is run by Filipino entrepreneurs trying to recreate some of Korea’s favourite fast food and you know they are legit when you find a Korean couple dining in when we arrived. The smell of fried chicken filled the joint and we got down to the serious business of ordering.
I might have gone a little overboard but this is what we ordered.
1. Spicy Chicken Rice – AED 40
2. Shrimp Fried Rice – AED 40
3. Japchae – AED 35
4. Sweet & Spicy Fried Chicken Half (Yang Nyeom) – AED 38
5. Honey Garlic Fried Chicken Half – AED 38
I can’t find fault in any of the items we ordered. Everything from the fried chicken to the spicy chicken rice was exceptional and packed some decent heat. My favourite of the lot had to be the ‘Japchae’ or glass noodles which my cousin ordered and this also happens to be her favourite.
The only complaint would be that the ‘Honey Garlic Fried Chicken’ was a bit too sweet but I have no reason to complain since this was meant to be sweet. Paired with the ‘Prawn Fried Rice’, it is a satisfying combination. Mix in some kimchi and this is the perfect comfort snack.
What would I like to try again? I’m definitely getting some ‘Japchae’ and ‘Yang Nyeom’ on my next visit to Abu Dhabi.