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KAYA Passes along Widely the Superiority of Korean Dishes in Europe

KAYA Passes along Widely the Superiority of Korean Dishes in Europe

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The KAYA Korean restaurant was opened in Mayfair in central London in 1978 since when it has built its reputation as the best high-quality Korean restaurant in England. The restaurant takes pride in having served Korean traditional tastes for thirty years as a meeting place for Korean businessmen in Britain. At the same time the restaurant has won a clientele in the cosmopolitan city of London introducing the taste of Korean cuisine and food culture to customers from all around the world.

The KAYA, having taken the lead in offering high-quality Korean food in central London, is famous for its interior which resembles the inside of an ancient Korean palace. The inside was built by human cultural assets of Korea and has a wall full of Ilwoldo (pictures of the moon rising) decorated in traditional colors and Dancheong (traditional multicolored paintwork on wood). Customers are enveloped by a Korean atmosphere suffused with beauty and warmth. And the decoration of ancient ceramics and Norigae (Korean traditional ornaments worn by women) and Binyeo (Korean traditional ornamental hairpin) add to the exotic ambience in the restaurant.

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The KAYA has the facilities to accommodate one hundred guests (except in the rooms for VIPs) and has the enviable reputation of being the best Korean restaurant in Europe - if not in the world outside of Korea - because of the Korean traditional dishes its serves like Galbi (ribs) and Bulgogi (thin slices of beef, marinated in a soy sauce and usually grilled) and on account of it providing the best customer service.

Since the KAYA opened in London many celebrities have been patrons including numerous Korean political and financial figures, Hollywood stars such as Nicolas Cage, and the Prince William. These celebrities are of a piece in their admiration for the KAYA because the restaurant is graced with a calming interior and because of the exquisite traditional Korean food it serves. Amongst the latter there are many kinds of royal cuisine that are hard to find in Europe including Dolsotbibimbap (sizzling stone pot bibimbap).

The preferred dishes which foreigners and Korean alike go for at the KAYA are Galbi-gui (grilled ribs) and special menus such as Roseu-pyeonchae (pan-fried beef with vegetables), Haemul-gui (grilled seafood), Yukhoe (Korean beef tartare), and Gujeolpan (platter of nine delicacies). Noticeably, the restaurant is marked ‘V’ for ‘vegetables’ indicating that is caters for vegetarian customers. A special barbecue for the latter is not grilled at the table on the spot but is prepared in the kitchen beforehand so the guests are not affected by the smell of grilled meat.

The KAYA is run by Seo Byeong-su and Jeong Nan-ju, who are also joint CEOs of Korea Food, a distribution company of middle standing in Europe. The couples’wish is to offer the best Korean dish with homely tastes, produced in a scrupulously clean kitchen, and served with politeness and care. To be sure, as the best Korean restaurant in Europe committed to giving its customers the best impression, the KAYA is a premium Korean restaurant that takes pride in its contribution to the globalization of Korean food located, as it is, in London, the most cosmopolitan city in the world.

Park Sung Eun  parkse@agrinet.co.kr

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