As lovers of asian cooking and fresh yet intense, aromatic flavours, an evening at Bibigo certainly didn’t disappoint. Their diverse and intriguing menu had us scratching our heads for quite sometime before we finally settled on our dishes for the evening.
Aromatic Korean Kimchi Pancake with Melty Mozzarella
For our starters Dan went for the Calamari dish and I the Kimchi Pancake. The latter sported a western twist by incorporating stringy mozzarella and parmesan. I know, I know, not exactly an authentic Korean dish! However, the indulgent creamy melty cheese in the pancake combined with the tangy spicy soy-based sauce was incredible. This is definitely something I need to taste again… and soon!
A Flavoursome Fishy Encounter…
Now, I have been a dedicated, true to my guns vegetarian for almost 2 years. However, on this eve of my 22nd birthday I may have let a bit too loose.
The menu included just two vegetarian marked main dishes and another that wasn’t marked with my favourite leafy green V. This was the ‘Soybean Paste Stew; A Korean traditional stew boiled with soybean paste, tofu, mushrooms, courgettes and chilli, served with rice ‘– sounds pretty veggie right? As we ordered the dish, the waiter did warn me that the stock contained fish, to which (with the help of half a bottle of plum wine) I turned a blind eye and told my self it was probably just a ‘dabble’ of fish sauce…whoopsie.
My first mouthful of this very curious ‘veggie-but-not’ dish turned out to be an amazing balance of spicy, yet flavoursome, salty, yet warming and lastly FISHY… but delicious ;). Probably not one for the fellow veggies out there! But to anyone else – I’d definitely recommend trying!
Wined, Dined and Extremely Satisfied
Following our extremely satisfying starters and mains, we were too wrapped up in birthday celebrations and a yummy karaf of red wine to even think about dessert. This, along side the low-lit, cosy restaurant, made it really easy for us to get comfy and enjoy each others company for the rest of the night (…not that it’s ever a chore!).