Jin Go Gae

I have been quite busy (eating) and lazy recently! So lets go right back to the beginning of the year when me and John visited New Malden for a Korean meal. New Malden also known as little Korea has lots of hidden gems and authentic Korean restaurants –  it’s also quite far for us to get to but we finally decided to go (John kindly drove). We chose Jin Go Gae because a few of our friends have visited before and recommended it to us.

It was News Years day and we didn’t make a reservation but arrived sharply at 5.30pm when they opened and managed to get a table. After we were seated the restaurant began to fill up quite quickly.

There are a wide range of dishes on the menu and we wanted to order everything! We weren’t really in the mood for Korean bbq so we just decided to order a few starters to share and a main each. When I say a few I mean the table was filled with dishes and it didn’t take long for all the food to arrive.

 

Kan Poon-gi (deep fried chicken with sweet and sour sauce) – I would say that it’s a pretty big portion size for a starter. Chicken was crispy and sauce was sweet and sticky.

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Par-Jeon (Korean seafood pancakes with spring onion, crab stick and squid) Pancakes were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – the squid was really tender too.

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Mandu (Homemade beef fried dumplings) These dumplings were pretty big and juicy! You can also tell from the photo below that it was crispy.

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Jap-Chae (Glass vermicelli noodles pan fried with beef and mixed vegetables) They give you a generous amount and the glass noodles are thicker compared to what I’ve had at other places.

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Dukbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes with fish cakes and vegetables) A generous portion of rice cakes and the spice levels were just right for me (I ate most of this dish…)

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Yukwhe bibimbap (Thin strips of beef sashimi with rice, vegetables and an egg yolk) One of my favourite bibimbap, with fresh beef and lots of vegetables.

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Seafood bibimbap (Prawns, mussels, baby squid, clams and vegetables) John ordered the seafood version which was equally as tasty and the hot stone bowl was super hot – it took a while for the rice to cool down.

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Overall we really enjoyed the meal – service was quick and the food was fresh and tasty. You could say that some dishes are a little expensive but it is good quality authentic food. We will definitely be back to try other dishes!

 

Jin Go Gae Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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