On my way to Han au Reum today, I noticed that adjacent to the Great Scott Cleaners on Northern and about 157th there is a vacant storefront with a huge banner that reads "Coming Soon....Chicken Holic" There were a lot of Korean characters that I couldn't quite make out, but I was able to figure out that a new fried chicken place was about to join the other two on the same side of the block. Cool for the 'hood.
On the fried chicken theme, at Four Seasons, which was once Maru, I picked up some great fried spicy chicken (all white meat surprisingly )for a mere 3.99 in addition to crab pancakes, scallion pajun, and the most gorgeous, tender slabs of slightly browned tofu annointed with dainty dollups of spicy, scallion-flecked gochuchang. Yum. Their daily pan chan offerings are sublime...far better than Hansol these days, in my humble opinion.
The flats of figs at Han au Reum were beautiful and oh so sweet and the crates of clementines were of excellent quality. I just wish they'd bring my poon-au-pang lady back. We miss her terribly. Rumor is she's happy in her native Korea.
Oh and the big corner Shabu restaurant on Northern and about 158 is slated for a grand opening on 3 November. They have been working on it forever. It will be interesting to finally check it out.
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