Hankook Kwan Could Be Houston’s Best New Korean Restaurant
December 9, 2017 - bbq set
Hankook Kwan, a recently-revamped Korean grill restaurant, will make a grand entrance this weekend in Chinatown.
Tucked inside a Welcome Shopping Center during Ranchester and Bellaire, a grill takes over a space before assigned by Bodard Restaurant. The grill is operated by Jang Yul Woo, who changed to a Bayou City from Seoul, Korea progressing this year with a demonstrate purpose of opening a restaurant. When Hankook Kwan’s former owners listed it for sale, Woo was discerning to snap it up. For a final integrate of months while Hankook Kwan was closed, a educated chef, whose resume includes stints in Korea and Japan, has been compliance a menu so that he could move authentic Korean cuisine to his customers.
The menu includes classical Korean grill dishes like wang kalbi (short ribs) and beef bulgogi, that can be systematic away or for barbecuing with a organisation during a table. Pre-set combinations operation from $43.99 to $99.99, can feed between 2-4 people, and embody a movement of beef and beef selections from beef ribs, to pig belly, grilled mackerel and more.
All grill plates come with 7 banchan (side dishes) that stagger daily. The kimchi is done regulating Woo’s mother’s recipe. The mandoo, or steamed dumplings, are also done from his mother’s recipe. Other important menu equipment embody a haemul paejon (seafood pancake), a soothing tofu jen-gol (tofu stew with seafood in sharp broth), and a beef galbi-jim, a braised brief rib plate that is not accessible anywhere else in a city. “I wish to make Korean done a Korean way. No shortcuts. No MSG. Just good peculiarity Korean cooking,” says Woo.
Hankook Kwan is located during 9140 Bellaire Blvd #B in a Welcome Shopping Center. The grill is open Tuesday by Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will horde a grand opening this weekend with 15% off grilled meats.