Try a Korean take on chicken and beer in new ‘chimaek’ shop
Morleys, you’re going to have to up your game!
Us Londoners love nothing more than a classic chicken and chips. And now, there’s a chance to try it twisted, with a Korean taken on the staple, called ‘chimaek’.
‘Chimaek’ basically derives from ‘chicken’ and ‘maekju’ – the Korean word for beer. The idea is big in South Korea with the brand of store growing in New York’s Lower East Side and is basically to serve crispy chicken wings with gallons of beer, and now… it’s in London!
Wing Wing are selling free-range, double-fried Korean-style chicken brushed with either soy garlic, hot, liquorice glazes, as well as sides like seaweed fries, kimchi coleslaw and steamed pork buns, katsu bao.
The beer is important too – with the venue claiming to be the first restaurant in the UK to use the ‘bottom up’ beer system. It can provide ice-cold pints in four seconds, filling the beer glass from the bottom up, using magnets and a special dispenser that seal the glass when dispensing is completed.
Oh, and it’s based in a K-pop karaoke bar too… Nice!
Visit for their soft launch at 30 Woburn Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0JR