Imagine this – a sausage or mozzarella cheese on a stick wrapped in batter – deep-fried to give it an enticing, golden-brown crisp shell, then drizzled in a sauce like ketchup, mayo or mustard. You take the first mouthful, and the melted cheese oozes and spills over your tongue – pure heaven in your mouth we say. The ‘K-dog’ has massively increased in popularity over recent years, so to help you get your fill and satisfy your cravings, here’s the Secret London lowdown on where to get the best Korean corn dogs in London:
1. Uh K-Dogs’n’Juicy
Uh K-Dogs’n’Juicy is a small foodie spot in Camden Market whipping up some of the most raved-about corn dogs in London. If you know exactly how you like yours, then this place will not disappoint: pick and mix from the menu to customise your perfect K-dog.
Start with the filling: halal turkey sausage, mozzarella cheese, vegetarian sausage or ’50/50′ (your choice of sausage and hot melting cheese). Then choose your batter, selecting from inviting options such as black squid ink, ramen and French fries. Top it all 0ff with up to three extras: sauces such as ketchup, honey mustard and garlic mayo, or sugar, parmesan flakes and flaming-hot Cheetos flakes. The possibilities are endless – well, not strictly, but it seems like it! With the occasional menu switch, there’s always something new to try.
Don’t forget to save room for the K-Dog Ba Na Na, a battered banana covered in delicious melting chocolate – are you salivating yet?
You’ll find Uh K-Dogs n Juicy at Unit 3, Italian Alley, Camden Stables Market, London, NW1 8AH. Nearest station is Camden Town.
If you’re a TikToker, you may have seen the viral videos of the exceptional Korean corn dogs in London being dished out by Bunsik. From a cool, well-lit outlet in Charing Cross, they serve K-dogs that some consider being the closest to the traditional ones you find in Korea. You’ll know Bunsik from the queue outside their classy, white-framed entrance, but don’t be put off when you see it – the line moves quickly and you shouldn’t have to wait more than ten minutes. And trust us, it’s worth it!
There are several varieties of the crispy snack on the menu ranging from original pork sausage to the ‘Cheese & Cheese’ – mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan and cheese sauce with potato cubes – a cheese-lover’s heaven on a stick! The ‘Octo Legs’ is a cute one – a mozzarella stick with sausage pieces forming the octopus legs. Halal choices include beef sausage and chicken. And if you fancy something trying different, tuck into the ddukbokki, stir-fried rice cakes served with lashings of spicy Korean sauce.
You’ll find Bunsik at 62 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BU. There’s a second branch at 19 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6ND. Nearest stations are Leicester Square and Charing Cross.
Horang-i is another favourite for a quick bite of this East Asian street food. With a name that means tiger, it’s slowly pawed its way into Londoners’ hearts – and stomachs!
As soon as you enter this food paradise in Kingston-upon-Thames – not too far from ‘K-Town’ – the aroma of authentic Korean cuisine will welcome you as a teaser of the fantastic food to come. They serve outstanding corn dogs and other Korean specialities, such as pumpkin katsu curry, vegetable yakisoba and Korean spicy chicken, as well as dumplings, sushi and salads.
Although they don’t have an elaborate menu of K-dogs, the ones they do serve have gone viral on social media, which tells you everything you need to know! What’s more, you can expect outstanding service.
You’ll find Horang-i at 4 Castle Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, London, KT1 1SS. Nearest station is Kingston.
4. Seoul Food
While the variety of K-dogs on offer here isn’t extensive, the quality of the food and reasonable prices make this one of the most popular places for these quick bites. Seoul Food gets a big thumbs-up from the Korean population in London.
The menu has pork or chicken sausage, with cheesy options including double-size mozzarella (hard to resist!) and cheese snow. The potato and cheese option is a particular winner! The mustard and sweet chilli sauces are homemade, and it shows – they’re bloody delicious. These condiments contrast beautifully with the crispiness of the batter. If you want to go for the original Korean corn dog experience, try one with sugar sprinkled on top.
The other dishes on the menu do not disappoint either. Tuck into KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) with chilli or garlic sauce, or enjoy a bao bun with prawn. The sweet chilli cauliflower with rice is a big hit with vegans. Even the drinks are authentically Korean – quench your thirst with milkis (sparkling yogurt), barley tea or subak (watermelon soda). Delicious!
You’ll find Seoul Food at 17 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SL. Nearest station is Chancery Lane.
Jijigo is a foodie haven with an outstanding choice of Korean fast food to take away, that has been wowing the Hackney locals since 2018. Once you dig into their grub, you’ll know why they feature on this list of places serving the best K-dogs in London.
Their half-and-half option with chicken sausage and cheese is a must-try for carnivores. Looking to make the taste even more traditional? Go for the sugar coating! The combo of scrumptious chicken with melting cheese in a sweet covering is heavenly. Veggies don’t need to feel left out as the cheese version is just as good!
Other specialities include bibimbap – a traditional rice-and-veg dish – or egg noodles, with your choice of marinated beef, spicy chicken or tofu. But their signature dish is gangjung, Korean fried chicken, served with a homemade sauce whose recipe is a closely guarded secret! The service is quick and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. You won’t be disappointed with Jijigo that’s for sure.
You’ll find Jijigo at 1 Well Street, London, E9 7QX. Nearest station is London Fields.
6. Korean Dinner Party Restaurant
Taking inspiration from Los Angeles’s Koreatown, Korean Dinner Party (KDP) opened in mid-2021 in Soho. Expect dancing neon lights on concrete walls, Southeast Asian artwork, and Korean hip-hop music. It’s a little bit of Seoul in the heart of London. However, their menu shows off influences from other cuisines too – you can tuck into unique Korean corn dogs with an American, Mexican and Japanese twist.
With a menu carefully curated by the creators of Tā Tā Eatery and Tóu, you can expect – and get – pure marvel on a plate. Their JINRO Soju, a spirit popular in South Korea, is an authentic option to go with your hot, crispy stick. Order the flavour of the week, and you will have the perfect combo on your table!
KDP has everything you need for a lively celebration: a buzzing ambience, awesome music, finger-licking food and quirky cocktails to boot too. If you’re in the mood to have an authentic stick of Korean finger food in the hip atmosphere of a club, then KDP is your go-to place. Whilst they don’t serve many varieties of K-dog, they offer undeniably delectable taste, superb service and an Instagram-worthy setting.
You’ll find Korean Dinner Party on the top floor of Kingly Court, Kingly Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW. Nearest station is Oxford Circus.
7. Myungrang Hotdog
Myungrang Hotdog, the giant known for serving brilliant corn dogs all over the world, started winning over the locals from the moment it landed in London. In English, ‘myungrang’ means bright, cheerful and playful. This Korean household name aims for ‘joy in every bite‘, wrapped in a crispy layer of batter made from a fermented dough that is made fresh on the premises daily.
Myungrang serve all the usual K-dog suspects – combos of sausage, mozzarella and potato – plus squid ink. Simply don’t know what flavour to go for? Pick up one of their boxes featuring five different varieties – they’re the perfect option for sharing. Or if you’re in the mood for self-proclaimed ‘fiery, savoury, street food perfection’, order the tteokbokki – chewy rice cakes, fishcakes and veg in lashings of a divine spicy, sweet and sour sauce, served with or without mozzarella.
You’ll find Myungrang Hotdog at Angel Central Shopping Centre, 35 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS. Nearest station is Angel.
So there you have it – enjoy a taste of Seoul fast food with a K-dog, and make the experience authentic by choosing from our round-up of restaurants serving the best Korean corn dogs in London!