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2015-10-08

K-POCHA @ A Modern Korean Concept Soju Bar


A new Korean concept Soju bar nestled high above the crowded bars of Lan Kwai Fong, K-Pocha is the new hideaways for bar hopping hipsters. mylifestylenews writes……

  
Finding your way to get up to K-Pocha can be quite challenging if you are unfamiliar with Lan Kwai Fong’s topography. Enter into one of the buildings’ lifts and when the door opens, signature was not clearly indicated, you may think u are heading to an underground bar. “POCHA” literally means a Korean tent bar, but they have taken it to another level with oodles of space created out of polished concrete and contemporary warm lightings that add a touch of modernity, creating a trendy and casual drinking atmosphere. The steel frame support of the tent was intelligently created to become a design element for the VIP area. In addition, the interior is filled with Korean slogans in neon signs to create a relaxing ambience of the trendy downtown area of Seoul. The posters of the drinking games further strengthen the interactive experiences among those who hang outs.


A wide array of Korean style cocktails are offered as well as some fun Korean drinking games culture to Hong Kong. Of course nobody wants to drink all night long without the occasional snack, so K-Pocha’s Korean chef has created a tasty and hot snack menu that is influenced by the street food. The menu is not too big, as they want to focus on delivering great flavours and there are some must try dishes. There is no better way to start than with the K-Pocha Fried chicken – you can order a half or whole chicken which is fried to a light crisp with juicy meat and comes with Korean pickled radish and three dipping sauces, all of which is great with beer too, that’s to the popular Korean TV drama “My Love From The Star’ which the dish went viral after it was aired.


Other authentic and popular street food and family dishes are the Kimchi/Seaafood Pancake which is very light in texture - not too filling, Korean Egg Rolls featuring spring onions, carrot and cheddar cheese, Dukboki Spicy Rice Cake with Seafood (a combination of rice cakes, vegetables and Korean chili paste stir-fried together). You can choose your own level of spice in the sauces on offer, as you have to dip each dish in at least one of the sauces to get that true Korean flavor.


Drinking, eating and playing games are the crucial elements in the Korean nightlife, especially to the new generation X young group. K-Pocha introduces 5 popular drinking games: “007 Bang”. “Jan-Chigi”, “Titanic”, “Nunchi” and “Thumb Up” - the instructions of the drinking games are on the table top menus for some guidance. All you have to do is to challenge your mates for what it takes. The bar also offers a unique exclusive home-brewed Makgeolli – the traditional Korean rice wine which is absolutely delicious and it is easy on the throat with its milky texture with a hint of sweetness to end your palette.


The cocktail list is fun to try as well, with Soju plays the key ingredient. Big TV screens broadcasting various live Korean K-Pop music TV, sports channels and popular TV dramas all night long. This little Korea K-Pocha would immerse yourself in a lot of Korean fun and games, with great cocktails and authentic Korean food.


Tried & Tested:
Location: 3/5
Design & Decor: 3.5/5
Food & Beverage: 3.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Highlights:
Soju Cocktail
Homemade Makgeolli 

Flaws:
Location


Ho Lee Commercial Building
36-44 D'Augilar Street
Central Hong Kong
Tel:+852 2770 0611