I’m on a low-carb diet at the moment – it’s really agonising! My body feels like I’m depriving it of carbohydrates (not entirely, but I am). 😦 But before this treachery to myself, I had to try out a newish Korean restaurant / karaoke bar based in Vauxhall.
Must thank the person who commented earlier in the year about this place. Thank you!
Tiffany Bar has been opened for 3 months. It’s about a 30 minute walk from where I live and I thought I’ll try finding it… it’s actually not far from Kennington Station if you know the back passages, and it’s very close to Vauxhall Staion. Miss Pinky was a bit upset I didn’t invite her – BUT I’m sure she was in Scotland at the time. >_<"
As you go in, you’ll see some very fancy work… you wouldn’t think this was a karaoke bar at all, or even a restaurant even though it’s right in front of a set of traffic lights. The place is a little tiny but I think it can fit a few people in there. The karaoke rooms (as I was passing) looked big. I forgot to ask about the prices of the rooms – but you can hire them for 2 hours at a time… There’s a lot of Korean music and there are a LOT of other world music, European, Japanese, Chinese…. lots!
The menu looks quite small but the owner John said he can make things (Korean food) that’s not on the menu. I wonder if he’ll make fried chicken?! Probably not… I think I’ll have a kimchi chigae or black bean noodles of he’s able to provide. Yay!
The Hite beer here is the imported version… not the canned ones!
I had a lot to drink that evening. I was given a complimentary Korean seaweed soup. It’s a little salty, tastes a bit like miso soup but not entirely. Tastes quite good.
I ordered the bulgogi bibimbap, and I forgot to ask for a fried egg and spicy sauce!!! It was very filling. Lots of beef. Lots of veggie. I wanted more!! ^_^ John’s mum made this. Heheh.
Since I was there I ordered the fried prawns. I don’t usually see it served this way. It had a salty edge to it, and filled my stomach with joy.
What’s the equivalent in Korean to itadakimasu? Jal meokkesseumnida … such a mouthful to say!!
Well finally I finished. The owner served this tea beforehand, but left it to the end… Interesting tea. Tasted a bit like brown rice or a sort of barley tea, Hmm, very interesting. Wonder where I can buy this…
Total cost came to £18 (if I remember correctly… need to start writing down my spending spree!).
My geeky rating: 5/5 (just because the owner is such a nice person)
– A place to sing karaoke!!
– Homemade style Korean food
– Not too pricey – but worth it if you live around the area… Vauxhall is an expensive place to live in. MI6 are around the corner don’t forget >.<""
– Quietly hidden but not hard to miss
– Lovely talkative owner – I think he is open to suggestions and lots of customers!
– Need more selections on the menu (I’m sure it will be big in the future)
Address: 353 Kennington Lane, Lambeth , SE11 5QY