We recently discovered Tuk Tuck, a small cafe on our walk into town from home. We’d passed it a few times but it wasn’t until I spotted the handwritten chalk board saying Korean style sushi – made daily that we stopped to look.
We both went for bibimbap, me with the more traditional beef option and Dave with the lamb. We were surprised to see lamb because it’s hardly eaten in Korea. Flavour wise too, the lamb was cooked with cumin and chilli. Although it wasn’t particularly authentic, it was very tasty.
In case you aren’t sure, bibimbap is basically a Korean rice dish filled with vegetables and meat. It’s usually served with a fried egg on top and a good dollop of gochujang (chilli sauce). You can also get dolsot bibimbap which is the same thing but served in a very hot stone pot. You stir the ingredients together and the egg scrambles amongst the other ingredients. Demonstrated expertly here by friends of ours at Dave’s 30th birthday last year!
We loved Tuk Tuck – friendly staff and fresh, tasty food in a light and breezy cafe environment. I’m definitely heading back there soon to try those kimchi fries – American/ Bristol fusion – fries loaded up the meat of your choice, chipotle mayo, spring onions and of course, kimchi! Say whaaaaat!!??
For those of you on a budget, prices are cheap with mains costing typically around £6.00, making this a great option for mid week lunchtimes or an after-work supper spot. Look out for them on Wriggle and those prices get even cheaper. Bargain-Tastic.
Find Tuk Tuck at: 5 St Stephen’s Street, Bristol, BS1 1EE. To see more pics and info on what they do, give them a cheeky like on Facebook!