What we had
A little bit of Seoul in Colombo
Hidden away down Maitland Crescent, keep your eyes out for Kang’s Kitchen – a relatively new Korean restaurant, serving up delicious homemade dishes that will leave you craving for more! Previously known as Seoul, Kang’s Kitchen rebranded approximately 7 months ago to bring you new and improved quality and service.
However, the best part about Kang’s Kitchen is their staff. The employees at Kang’s Kitchen are friendly, helpful and efficient! The owner personally made his way to our table to explain the dishes and drinks we ordered, helping us understand the amount of dedication that goes into their items. Additionally, the service at Kang’s Kitchen is top notch, especially if you visit on a raging tummy – since your food arrives within 10 minutes!
Kang’s Kitchen does not have a wide variety of drinks apart from their coffee, fresh juices and soft drinks. However, they do allow you to bring your own booze with corkage fees ranging from beer (LKR 100), Soju (LKR 200-500), wine (LKR 500), arrack (LKR 250) and hard liquor (LKR 1000).
The Shakerato is namely an affogato, arriving to your table with ice cream and a shot of espresso. Upon mixing the espresso with the ice cream, we ended up with an incredible affogato that had a strong flavor of coffee mixed with (what we felt tasted like) a flavor of caramel candy.
Cold Brew – LKR 500
We were told that Kang’s Kitchen ferments the coffee that is used in his item for more than a week, to enhance its flavor and aroma. Arriving in a tall glass, the Cold Brew is the coffee equivalent of iced tea. Rich in smell, this item was not overpowered with the taste of coffee but had just enough flavor to throw a punch. The drink was light, refreshing and definitely worth trying out.
Personally, I enjoyed the lime juice more than the previous two drinks. This item tasted more like lime soda, consisting of a strong lime concentrate mixed with carbonated water and lime slices. This drink has enough flavour to cut through the taste of food that lingers on your taste buds, serving as a great palate cleanser.
Chicken Kanpungi – LKR 1500
For LKR 1500, this dish is packed with a generous quantity of delicious deep fried chicken, bathed in a special sweet and spicy sauce and is adorned with dried chili and peanuts. The presentation was well done, making the dish look as appetizing as it tasted! The skin of the Kanpungi chicken was crispy with the right blend of salt and sweet! Biting into the crispy skin, you are greeted with equally flavorsome and succulent meat that will keep you going back for more! Definitely worth the money.
Yakitori BBQ – LKR 1300
This dish consisted of four skewers if Yakitori chicken and fried garlic cloves, on a sizzling hot plate. For 1300, we expected a larger quantity; however taste-wise, the chicken was incredibly flavorsome. Once again, bathed in their special sauce, the Yakitori chicken was soft, juicy and succulent!
Bindaettok – LKR 1000
The Bindaettok is a Korean pancake, made with ground green grams, washed kimchi, cuttlefish and prawns. Known to be a sharing dish, it tasted quite similar to an omelette. This dish had a slight crunch to it with a layer of seafood, which we hoped would be more flavorful.
Kimchi Jigae – LKR 1200
Bibimbap (Beef)- LKR 1400
Beef Gukshi – LKR 1400
The Beef Gukshi is a deep boiled beef broth mixed with vegetables and thin noodles. Compared to the other dishes we had, this dish was milder in flavour; yet delicious itself. The quantity was large enough for one person to enjoy the incredibly soft meat floating in a mildly salty broth with noodles boiled to perfection.
All in all, we had a pretty good experience at Kang’s Kitchen! Personally, we feel like they could level up the interior of the restaurant to match the quality of the food the provide, but don’t let that stop you from dropping by!
Kang’s Kitchen has excellent service, delicious food and a knack for having its customers return for more.