Bangkok Dirty Fries - Miss Woo's

Miss Woo’s

14th June 2018 6.20pm

We decided to visit Miss Woo’s in Leith without booking, but even early Thursday evening meant we couldn’t get a standard table and had to perch to eat along a bar ledge. I’m not sure if it’s just because they have an itison voucher at the moment (which we didn’t have) or its just popular anyway. Either way, book in advance just in case.

The menu is relatively simple, breaking down into fries, gyoza, bao buns, wings, ramen, pad thai and sides. Even though we didn’t have the voucher deal, Miss Woo’s has a very reasonable deal of one cocktail plus 3 items from a highlighted selection on the menu for £18, which we decided to try. I chose a Miss Woo Woo cocktail and then pork gyoza, Asian bbq chicken wings and spicy Korean pulled pork bao buns. My friend chose the same wings and buns but opted for the Bangkok dirty fries instead of gyoza.

The food came out pretty much at the same time. The Bangkok dirty fries had pulled pork and chillis slathered over the top of the fries. These were really substantial and enjoyable. The bao buns were beautifully soft, although it was a little annoying that they stuck to the cardboard container there were served in. The hot and sour flavours were great.

The pork dumplings were served in a bamboo steamer basket and were cooked well, with a decent amount of filling. Dipping them into soy was lovely. However, my favourite was the Asian bbq wings. The portion was generous, with each wing having a good amount of meat on it. The glaze was sweet and smoky in equal measure. I could eaten three servings of that!

We did originally get charged with the full price rather than the deal price but this was quickly fixed. We enjoyed our trip to Miss Woo’s and will definitely head back to try more of the menu.

Food – 8/10
Service – 8/10
Atmosphere- 8/10
Value – 9/10

Overall – 33/40

Would I eat here again? Oh yes!

£36 for two of the special offer cocktail and three eligible dishes

Six Vegetable Bibimbap - On Bap

On Bap

5th April 2017 12.45pm

Recently opened on Clerk St, On Bap is a modest little outlet serving Korean food, with a few tables inside but also offering take away. The take away menu is still available for dining in along with a specific sit in menu (for those dishes which are not easily transportable). Everything on the menu sounded nice and after all changing our minds several times, we settled on our dishes. We were all a bit cautious over the spice levels so picked relatively mild dishes; I went for the small stir fried beef bulgogi , another of us went for stir fried beef and chicken teriyaki bulgogi and the last of us chose the six vegetable bibimbap. We all opted for our dishes to come with rice.

Food came quickly and all looked tasty. Getting stuck in, my bulgogi was good. The meat was cut well for use with chop sticks and had onion, carrots, mushrooms and lettuce mixed through. All of those was sat on top of a beautifully sticky mound of rice. The larger version of the bulgogi was not dissimilar, although my friend had mixed it up with the chicken teriyaki which meant there were also peppers in her dish. The bibimbap had the option to come with chilli or soy sauce. Erring on the side of caution, she went for soy (which we later found out was made from scratch on site). I think we all agreed that we would be a bit more adventurous with the spice next time as the standard options are not spicy in the slightest.

Six Vegetable Bibimbap - On Bap

Six Vegetable Bibimbap – On Bap

The staff are lovely. On Bap is worth a visit.

Food – 7.5/10
Service – 9/10
Atmosphere – 7/10
Value – 8/10

Overall – 31.5/40

Would I eat here again? Yes.

Cost – £22 for a small bulgogi, a regular bulgogi, a regular bibimbap and two bottles of water

Kim’s Mini Meals

7th May 2015 – 12noon

I nipped in for lunch here with a couple of colleagues. I have visited this Korean restaurant a few times before but never for lunch. You will have to excuse the limited number of photos as we were doing too much talking that I forgot to take many. The restaurant is small and full of quirky, homely objects. It feels almost like you are in someone’s front room. We received quick service, showing an understanding of those who only have an hour for lunch. We were given a short menu but also a booklet, which showed the meals in more detail, with photos of the ingredients that go into the dish and a finished article shot. This is quite useful if you have not been to the restaurant before and don’t know where to start. I have thoroughly enjoyed the pork ribs here before (seriously, the meat falls off the bone) but decided to try something different this time. It transpired that all three of us wanted to order bulgogi, me with pork and the other two with chicken.

Pork bulgogi - Kim's Mini Meals

Pork bulgogi – Kim’s Mini Meals

Each main comes with a soup and a set of appetisers (which is what I forgot to take a photo of). The soup was green bean and was a perfect size to keep you going whilst waiting for your main, without being over-filling. The appetisers consisted of mushrooms, kimchi, broccoli and some sausage type dish which was delicious. The portions of each are just a mouthful per person, which again, works well whilst you wait for the main. I tried my first kimchi in this restaurant and I’ve fallen in love with the stuff. When the mains arrived, we were offered to be shown the correct way to eat the dish. This is very useful, particularly for a nervous first timer and a very nice touch. Everyone seemed to enjoy their bulgogi. The meat was well cooked and the sauce had a lovely depth to it. I think I would have preferred some of my pork pieces to have been cut smaller as it did make it more difficult to eat delicately using a spoon and chopsticks! The vegetables were also cooked well and gave crunch and softness where required. The salad part of the bulgogi gave a freshness to the meal and was simple in its delivery. Each dish came with a small bowl of rice which was a nice size but we were offered more if we wanted it.

This restaurant is great fun, with knowledgeable staff. The food is tasty and is worth a visit for some great Korean food.

Food – 8/10

Service – 8/10

Atmosphere – 8/10

Value – 10/10

Overall – 34/40

Cost – £24 for three mains