Kim's Mini Meals is a Korean restaurant on Buccleuch Street and if you didn't know it was there you may walk straight past it. The restaurant has a really homely appearance to it and it makes you feel like you are having dinner at a friend's house. They are only open from 12:00- 3:00pm for lunch and 5:30pm to 9:00pm (last orders 8:30pm) for dinner and be warned that this place is so popular that there are sometimes queues at the door. We arrived at 6pm and had to put our names on a waiting list, but thankfully 56 North is just up the road and we could sit and enjoy a gin cocktail while we waited for a call.
About 45 minutes later we got a call to say a table was free, and we headed back to the restaurant. The minute we walked in the smell of the food was AMAZING!!! My dining buddies and I had already pretty much decided what we were going to eat by now (thanks to online menu stalking that we'd been doing all day). After we'd ordered we were given some chicken and sweetcorn soup as an appetizer as well as some tasting plates that included kimchi in a chilli sauce. Our food came quickly afterwards. We went for Dolsot Galbi (pork ribs), Pork Bulogi and Chicken Bulogi- all of them were served with rice.
Now, I know I've used words on my blog before about amazing food, but this food was something else. It was INSANELY good, and I think this is now my favourite place in the whole of Edinburgh. I can't even put into words how good the food was as any words I think of just don't do it justice.
Apart from the amazing food, I think what really sets this place apart is the homely atmosphere, the sweet staff (one who showed us how they eat the dishes in Korea), and the value for money. Dinner only cost us £10 each and we were so full that we decided to walk all the way home afterwards. It's almost unbelievable that somewhere this good only costs £10 for a fantastic night out. Do yourself a favour and head to Kim's Mini Meals- I know I've already made plans to go back again next week!
Stalk the menu for yourself on the Kim's Mini Meals website
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