Say hello to the new baby on the block, Bó Kantina, the brain child of Burger Meats Bun duo Ben Dantzic and James Forrest. The original Korean-inspired concept bar & restaurant will bring a taste of East Asia to Glasgow when it opens its doors on Tuesday 1st September 2015.
Where is it opening?
Located at 48A West Regent Street, Bó Kantina will combine a laid-back interior and atmosphere with serious Seoul cuisine, using only the finest ingredients sourced from local artisan suppliers and producers, to create a relaxed, but high-quality experience. It will be a hub for east meets west cooking, where bright and tasty dishes will be created through a fusion of sweet, spicy and pickled influences and traditional Western slow-cooking, finished off with a Mexican twist.
What’s on the menu?
The menu sounds mighty fine as well with ‘street food’ sharing starters such Bao and tacos with East Asian inspired fillings. Following that you can build your own main, ideal for a quick, healthy lunch; or enjoy some more refined, mouth-watering plated dishes such as Braised Beef Short Rib with a Gochujang glaze, or the traditional Korean sharing dish of Bó Ssam. To finish some decadent desserts such as the intriguing and original Bó Bar.
Now this is what Glasgow has been waiting for. It’s no wonder Korean food is taking off in Glasgow, with the likes of Kimchi Cult recently opening as it is one of the biggest food trends in 2015… hello kimchi, my old friend!
I adore Korean food ever since going to the house of my South Korean friend in Singapore, Kim Min-Kyung, and sampling her mom’s cooking. One of my neighbours was South Korean and I used to play with her two sons. If my mom couldn’t find me, I’d be at their house tucking into kimchi, cuttlefish pancakes and bibimbap. My mom wasn’t so keen on the tupperware boxes of kimchi I used to bring home with me as it stunk the fridge out. Oh these were good times!
What do they say?
Ben Dantzic, Director at Bó Kantina, said: “Following the success of Burger Meats Bun, we’re very excited to be introducing our new concept of Bó Kantina to Glasgow. At Bó we’ll be offering bright and modern East Asian-inspired food and drink, but with a bit of a twist. Perfect for a dinner and drinks out and also ideal for a quick, fresh lunchtime meal to sit-in or take away.”
James Forrest, Director and Head Chef at Bó Kantina, added: “Bó Kantina is born from our love of Korean cooking and we’re looking forward to bringing this new taste to Glasgow, a vibrant city full of culture, which is always keen to explore new flavours and dining experiences.”
Want to try it out?
Bó Kantina will open on Tuesday 1st September at Burger Meats Bun old home, 48A West Regent Street, Glasgow. Burger Meats Bun is moving to a new, larger premises in the coming months and will be popping-up around the city before the new venue opens.
- Sunday to Wednesday – 12noon – 10:00pm
- Thursday to Saturday – 12noon – midnight