We had been to Han Kang a few times before. Every now and then we enjoy a quick meal there in this little Korean restaurant, hidden away in a side street in Fitzrovia, just off Oxford Street near Tottenham Court Road station.
The Mandu, also called gyoza, little dumplings filled with chicken were tasty, even though nothing special. The Koreans’ favourite appetizer, Haemul Pa-Jeon, some sort of seafood scallion pancake, was perhaps a little bit old and too cold, but the flavours were intense and just right nonetheless.
What really impressed us were our mains. Ms B loved her tofu seafood stew, Jjigae, and I was very pleased with my bulgogi, little strips of barbecued pork in spicy hot sauce with onions. The Barbarians are good eaters, so in our book it’s a big plus if there is plenty of food, and this bulgogi delivered on a huge scale. In the end I actually struggled to finish the meal, because it was so enormous. Great job there.
We think of Han Kang as a decent place, great for a quick fill when you’re in the area, but we’d never take visiting friends or family there and do not think it’s anything special. 3.5 out of 5 in our book. We’ll be back.
Looking for another Korean restaurant in London? Try Kimchee. Or other restaurants within a ten minute walking distance? Check out our posts about Pachamama, The Ninth, Bonnie Gull, Bistro Pierre Victoire, Quo Vadis, and the Riding House Cafe. For travel and other inspiration, you’d be welcome to eyeball our posts about Scotland, the Lake District, the Cotswolds, our camel trip in the Sahara, our trip to the North Pole, when we went skiing in Dubai, and canyoning, bridge arch climbing, rock-climbing, off-roading, exploring caves, riding a medieval boat in Porto.