I have the pleasure of writing this post from Mutay’s new desk, which we both built ourselves with blood, sweat and tears. JK, of course. It was a lot of work, though. It is our finest achievement to date.
Anyway, I’m back at it again with another food post because food is love, food is life and food will never let you down.
I was recently invited to SuperStar BBQ, which is located in Central St Giles Piazza. The location is ideal because it’s central enough to get home quickly for myself, but if you’re looking for somewhere to eat after shopping in Oxford Street then it’s only a stone throw away.
I’m pretty sure everyone who reads my blog knows how much I love Korean BBQ. I only wrote about Korean BBQ two posts ago for the Food Diaries, in fact. Fatty for life.
We actually discovered this restaurant a while back when we were with another friend in the same area. When I received an email inviting me to SuperStar BBQ, I had no idea it was the same restaurant! Needless to say that when I arrived, I was really excited.
We were seated quickly as we had a table booked for us. After perusing the menu, we decided to order some cocktails. I went for a Kojito, which had soju, fresh lime, mint leaves and a splash of lemonade and Mutay went for a Fallen Angel in Busan, which had soju, fresh lime, raspberry and mint. They were both amazing tasting.
Their menu is quite extensive and it did take us a while to choose what we wanted. They have different menus; lunch/dinner and set. If you’re not feeling BBQ, then they have other items such as KFC (Korean Fried Chicken ?), soups and bibimbap. When I go next time, I definitely want to try their KFC. I’m about that fried chicken and beer life.
We ended up going for their set menu 3:
Yukhoe (beef tartare)
Traditional mandu (dumplings)
Pajeon (seafood pancake)
Banchan (namul & kimchi)
Tiger prawn, sesame & garlic sirloin, rib galbi, wine pork belly, grilled vegetables
Sangchu salad, mixed lettuce & ssamjang
You’ll have to excuse the quality of my pictures! I was attempting to stuff my face and get good pictures at the same time – I tried my best, haha.
The food comes out in waves, so be prepared. I loved that they catered to my allergy to seafood. The original menu has seafood pancakes, however, I’m allergic to all seafood except prawns. The waitress was kind enough to check with her manager and they were able to swap them to kimchi pancakes. That is top notch service right there. I like restaurants that actually care about their customers – of course, if you don’t ask, you don’t get!
The waiters/waitresses were very attentive to our needs. When it came time to the BBQ part, we were shown how to BBQ and the best order to eat everything for an optimal experience. You get to grill everything yourself, and they will come round and make sure the grill is at the right temperature, etc.
It was fun to grill everything ourselves! The last restaurant we went to, they do it for you, which it nice but then you have the waiter just standing there awkwardly. It was like that in the restaurant we went to in NYC, as well. That’s why I like this place because you have the option to take your time whilst grilling everything. You really do have to pace yourself because there is A LOT of food.
My favourite meat would have to be the sesame & garlic sirloin. The way it was seasoned was out of this world, and I’m glad we saved that for last. This is how I like to eat KBBQ; I get a lettuce wrap, spread some ssamjang on that ish, add my meat after dipping in my favourite sauce and spring onions, wrap that ish up and have myself a feast!
The portions look small and lead you to believe that it won’t be enough, but it does fill you up. By the time it got to the bibimbap and miso soup we were pretty much stuffed and we still had the fruits to go!
Can we just talk about yukhoe (beef tartare) for a second? Who thought it would be a good idea to get raw meat and put a raw egg on top? It didn’t taste too bad, but as Mutay said a little fire never hurt anybody. At least I can say I’ve actually tried it now. Come at me, bro.
I love their decor in the restaurant. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of the inside of the restaurant, but they had these cool lights and I love the ambience. Makes for an excellent dining experience. Everyone was so friendly and helpful!
Food: 4/5 – Wish the portions were slightly bigger, but as I said I was still full despite this
Service: 5/5 – We didn’t have to wait long for our food, at all! And the waiter/waitresses were all so lovely 🙂
Thank you to T for helping me get the Korean words right!
Psst. I really love saying the word gochujang. GOCHUJANG!
4 Central St Giles Piazza
020 7836 6577
Disclaimer: The restaurant in this review has given the reviewer complimentary food or other products. This has in no way influenced my opinion. I am ALWAYS honest in my posts. If I like something, I will say it; if I don’t, I will say that too. I’m not afraid to “offend” a company or restaurant (hello, I put that one restaurant I went to for my birthday on BLAST). I’d much rather give an honest opinion. 🙂