The Kimchi Dog Day Afternoon event will mark the first birthday of Kimchi Cult on Thursday 18th August.
As a thank you to customers for their continuing support, the west end eatery will be offering £1 beef and vegan hot dogs all day long, topped with kimchi and mustard, alongside their regular menu of bibimbap, bao buns, Korean fried chicken and hand-cut fries.
Since its opening a year ago, the small sit-in and takeaway has attracted a loyal following of students, families, Partick regulars and Glasgow foodies.
Danny O’Sullivan, Co-owner and Chef explains: “Korean food has been gaining in popularity worldwide over the last few years. We find that our punk riffs on Korean classics, such as kimchi burgers, marinated bulgogi beef fries and Korean fried chicken, makes us accessible to wider audiences.”
“We are a takeaway but not as you might know it. Specialising in comfort food with a Korean twist, you can forget your ordinary frozen fries – our food is handmade wherever possible, using fresh, quality, local ingredients and speciality Korean products that have to be ordered specially from the UK’s biggest Korean food importer, Korea Foods, in London.”
Kimchi Cult have recently started a delivery service through Deliveroo. Over the next year, they plan to expand their operations from five to six days a week and roll out new menu items.
Kimchi Cult was opened by Irish Scots couple Danny and Sarah O’Sullivan after trading as a street food stall and pop-up restaurant in London since 2011. Having met in Glasgow in 2006 whilst studying at Glasgow University, the couple moved to South Korea to teach English, before deciding to move to London in 2011 to open a street food stall selling their new obsession - Korean food.
Co-owner Sarah O’Sullivan said: “we wanted to share our new found love of the bold, punchy flavours and the much more social style of eating, back in the UK. London was the perfect place to do it – street food was starting to take off in a big way and we were lucky enough to trade in some of the best street food markets, including KERB and Street Feast.”
“KILTR asked us to come up to Glasgow to take part in their inaugural Street Feastival in July 2013. We saw what an appetite Glasgow had for kimchi, and the rest is history.”
The owners say the menu has been designed to suit individuals wanting a quick bite to eat as well as couples and groups wanting to share items.
To guarantee a try of the one off £1 kimchi hot dogs, customers are advised to arrive at Kimchi Cult through the day.
• To find out more, visit the website at www.kimchicult.com