The Good Food Tour: Korean Edition

Foodie and Foodpanda have teamed up to bring the food-lovers of Hong Kong (AKA everyone) The Good Food Tour, focusing on a different theme for each tour. This time around, we tried three Korean restaurants in Central: Seoul Bros, JANG, and TaKorea. Each establishment offered its own take on traditional Korean fare that was incredibly satisfying and may have even converted some us kimchi-haters to kimchi-lovers.

Seoul Bros

Seoul Bros - Kimchi Fries Seoul Bros

First stop was Seoul Bros – a relatively new Korean fusion joint just off Hollywood Road. While the last thing Hong Kong needs is another Korean fusion restaurant, Seoul Bros has some foolproof, inexpensive dishes on their concentrated menu. The Kimchi Fries (HK$28) were hands-down my favourite item we tried, that being said, every dish was packed full of flavour and we just couldn’t stop ourselves from eating more. For those wanting to do a bit of good for Hong Kong, Seoul Bros offers a “Happier Hour” where, between 2 – 5pm when you purchase any dish, Seoul Bros will donate the same dish to NGO Foodlink to help feed underprivileged children.

Seoul Bros 
G/F, 66 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong

JANG

JANG - Beef Tartare JANG - Hot Pot

JANG is likely to be looked over given its location in L Place, but after seeing the open dining area and trying the food here, this is one Korean restaurant you won’t want to miss. We started with the Korean Beef Tartare (HK$208) with sweet soy sauce dressing, which was absolutely divine. Next up, we had JANG’s Special Army Base Stew (HK$298). This mess of ingredients (I use the term ‘mess’ in the best way possible) included cut up hot dogs and thick slabs of Spam. My first words after devouring a bowl were, “who knew Spam could taste so good?!”.

JANG 
18/F, The L Place
139 Queen’s Road
Central
Hong Kong

TaKorea

TaKorea - Taco TaKorea - hotpot

My favourite part about our time in TaKorea was how fun one of the older Korean staff was. He brought out a handful of liquor and, though speaking relatively no English, made us a bunch of crazy Korean mixed drinks and coaxed us into playing a few drinking games. After the drinking games were over, we had the Eggplant Tacos (HK$75), which were loaded with juicy eggplant. What we really loved was TaKorea’s new Ddukbokki‬ Hot Pot (HK$250 for up to 4 pax), especially when, after the hot pot was finished, they put Korean rice in the pot to soak up all the juices while frying the rice to a crispy perfection.

TaKorea
55 Wellington Street
Central 
Hong Kong

If you haven’t been to any of these restaurants before, get yourself down to Central to try them out. Live too far away? Then hit up foodpanda to get these Korean dishes delivered straight to your door.

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