Category Archives: Korean

K-Roll – Hong Kong

I’ve finally finished posting about my Kyoto/Osaka trip! So now.. I’ll blog about my recent HK eats before blogging about South America. For some reason, I’ve been eating a lot of Korean food lately! Another restaurant I tried is K-Roll, a takeaway restaurant located in Sheung Wan.

Bulgogi K-roll …not flavourful and kind of dry… not worth $48..

crab salad K-roll… this was the special of the day.. better than the bulgogi roll cause it has mayo, which makes the roll less dry..

shrimp korrito (aka. korean-burrito)….this was pretty good… love the different textures from all the fillings (tempura, avocado, veggies, fried dumpling skin)…

interesting concept.. I wish there were more Korean takeout places but it’s kind of expensive for takeout lunch…

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K-Roll

Shop 6A, G/F, Sen Fat Building, 6 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan

Tel: 2234 5505

School Food – Hong Kong

Another new overseas restaurant to land in HK is School Food.  School Food is a popular Korean fusion chain restaurant from Seoul and obviously, there are guaranteed lineups.

Got there before 6 and I had to line up for only 5 minutes. Score!

You can’t really see but the neon signs on the wall says the food served.. Topoki, rice, soup etc..

Bloomingmari .. I thought it was their tagline cause I see it in their ads.. but it turns out to be a Kimbap (roll) dish..

blooming mari (beef kimbap)…  love this fusion version.. egg wrapped outside, beef and pickles inside.  This was served warm.. never had warm kimbap before.  yumm!

squid ink mari….squid ink rice rolled around fried calamari and pickles and wrapped in seaweed…  this was soo yummy! slightly spicy though…

loved the presentation of the kimbap rolls.. so artistic! pan grilled butter bibimbap with pickles (soy)

deconstructed view…  usually bibimbap is made up of vegetables, pickles and meat but this version has egg, pickles and shredded meat…this tasted sooooooo buttery.. the butter made the rice taste very smooth while the meat and pickles gave this dish a crunch factor.. yummm

I love the fusion food at School Food.. I’ll probably go back in the near future to try out their fusion topoki (with carbonara sauce!)

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School Food 

Shop 1302, 13/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay

Tel: 2480 3666

Hungry Korean – Hong Kong

Mmmm… my latest foodie obsession is the Korean fast food joint called HUNGRY KOREAN! I love the name.. but not the long lineups….

You order the food at the counter and then you’re taken to a seat.

The appetizers (banchan) cost $12 for 3 (or $6 for 1).. there’s fish cake, kimchi and potato salad…

Beef Bibimbap ($38)… for the price, there’s lots of beef and other toppings!

dukbokki  ($28)..  really spicy!

gimbap ($28)… choice between pork, beef and squid..

japchae ($28)..not too oily…

sweet chicken Chul Pan Gu E ($49)… the chicken was tender and the sweet sauce was perfect to mix the rice with….

I love love love Hungry Korean! It’s delicious and wallet-friendly!

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Hungry Korean

G/F, Astoria Building, 24-38 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hansung Co. 漢城美食 – Hong Kong

Next up on my to-eat-list on Korean Street is Hansung Co.

Instead of serving traditional Korean cuisine, it serves “fast-food” style food.  There’s no fancy cooking, just simple basics.

Maybe that’s why there’s only 2 types of appetizers?

beef hot pot with rice

japchae (potato noodles) with beef 

jajangmyun (black bean noodles)

spicy dukbokki and ramen

The japchae and the beef hot pot tastes almost the same (japchae had more potato noodles and hot pot has soup).  Weird thing, this place doesn’t serve soju.

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Hansung Co. 漢城美食

10 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Namdaemoon One Korean Restaurant – Hong Kong

My foodie aunt took me to dinner at Korean Street (Kimberely Street). Even though I’m crazy for everything Korean, I didn’t know there was an entire street with Korean restaurants, supermarkets and deli!  Namdaemoon is a tiny restaurant with less than 10 tables so we had to wait a while. After 25 minutes, the staff said that the next available table is ours.  BUT another staff gave the table to a party of 2, who was already eating (in a table shared with another customer), but wanted to have their own table. We were hungry, tired and cold and now beyond pissed off.

As usual, I had to eat bimbibap and seafood pancake.

But this time, I also tried the bean paste stew (daenjang chigae).  It was perfect for a cold winter night!

Despite the horrible service, the food was pretty delicious.

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Namdaemoon One Korean Restaurant

10 Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: 2723 2028

Jin Luo Bao Korean Restaurant 金羅寶韓國料理 – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

I was almost full with eating all the snacks but I still had dinner to go to!

My friend took us to her favourite Korean restaurant in Hong Kong, Jin Luo Bao.  A few months ago, I had a craving for Korean food so I went to Kam Sing (have yet to blog) a few times!

There were 8 mini dish for appetizers! My favourite were the sweetened potato, squash and spinach dishes.

The 3 of us shared a dukbokki and oyster bimbibap.  The dukbokki wasn’t as spicy as Kam Sing’s but it was still too hot for me to handle! The  oyster bimbibap was really good because the oyster was fresh and the rice was infused with the oyster flavour.

We didn’t order a set meal yet we got complimentary ice-cream!  I’ll definitely come back to try their bulgogi!

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Jin Luo Bao Korean Restaurant 金羅寶韓國料理

6/F, Island Beverley, 1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Jang Mo Jib – Vancouver

I’m such a Korean drama addict yet I haven’t been to Korea nor eaten traditional Korean food (BBQ does not count)! I’m so glad mom picked Jang Mo Jib for dinner with family friends! I can’t eat spicy food so we had to limit the food to order… sadly, no spicy dukbokki.

appetizer: kimchi, potato, kimchi and veggies

Goon Mahn Doo (pan fried Korean style beef and pork mix dumplings, served with house special soy sauce dip)

gahl bee (Korean traditional BBQ beef short ribs marinated with house special bbq sauce). . very tasty!

Bool Go Gee (Korean traditional stir-fried beef short rib meat and vegetables with house special bbq sauce)

Dahg Bool Go Gee (Korean traditional stir-fried chicken meat and vegetables with house special bbq sauce)

Doe Jee Bool Go Gee (Korean traditional stir-fried pork meat and vegetables with house special bbq sauce)

Hae Mool Pah Jun (assorted seafood pancake with green onions and egg).. this became one of my favourite Korean dish and it’s something I crave for after eating at Jang Mo Jib!

Jab Che (stif fried sweet potato noodle with assorted vegetables and beef).. the sweet potato noodles taste like vermicelli!

dol sot bimbibap (assorted preserved vegetables, beef, sauteed kimchi, onions and fried egg served on rice in a hot stone bowl).. haha! Bimbibap became my to-eat dish after watching Rain eat it in the drama Full House!

I am totally in love with Korean food!

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Jang Mo Jib

8320 Alexandra Rd
Richmond, BC
Tel: (604)233-0712