The ongoing vogue for Korean food is not something that seems to be going anywhere, and at Hamgipak on Fulham Road in, well, Fulham, they are certainly in it for the long haul. They dole out steaming bowls of stew, filled with Korean favourites like kimchi, tofu, spicy beef and fresh vegetables. Head to west London – take the District line to Parsons Green – for a serving of South Korean specialities.
For many years, South Korean food was among the most maligned of Asian cuisines, languishing between the sushi and sashimi specialities of Japan and the dim sum delicacies of China. Of late though, the cuisine of the Korean Peninsula has become one of the most sought after around, and at Hamgipak on Fulham Road, you can taste some of the best of it in London. Find your way to Fulham for a feed and you won’t be disappointed.
The draw, of course, is the menu, and on this stretch of Fulham Road, they have offerings for all comers at all times. Our lunchtime recommendation would be the bibimbab – veggies with egg and, to your liking, beef – and later visitors can enjoy a range of fried favourites, Korean BBQ or one of their stews, which are packed with spice. West London is a great place to eat out, Fulham is one of the main dining areas, and Hamgipak is one of the best restaurant in that area: so book a table now.
My favourite Korean restaurant, really authentic - and coming from a Korean who grew up eating this. The best dish, and the one I keep ordering every time I eat here is the seafood stew (SoonDooBoo Jigae). My son also orders from here on a weekly basis. None of the fusion BS here, nor adaptations for Western taste. It's the real deal.
Such a great little gem in Parsons Green - very friendly and helpful staff and great food. Also Very family friendly - would highly recommend!!
This is a lovely place to eat with an authentic korean menu! The rice cakes are just gorgeous as are the BBQ items. On top of that, the staff are super friendly. Highly recommend and look forward to visiting again!