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Hangang - New Korean in K-Town

racer x | Mar 26, 200808:39 AM

The "grand opening" banner across the front drew me into this new addition to the Korean restaurants that dominate 32nd street. Hangang is at 34 W 32nd, across the street from Shilla. I was a little leery to see that the menu advertises "Korean Restaurant, BBQ and Sushi" - restaurants that try to do sushi and another type of food usually fail at one or both.

Not being in the mood for bbq beef or sushi, I decided to try the jaeyook gui (grilled spicy pork) and mul man doo (boiled dumplings). The dumplings were good if rather bland. The jaeyook was very good - tender and redolent of the wine in which it had been marinated. I usually prefer this dish spicier, but it was still very good. The banchan were fine - nothing special; the kimchi that was included had a subtly fishy undertaste that I particularly liked though. The menu lists many other dishes, ranging from scallion pancakes to sea weed soup to teriyakis and casseroles.

The space is a narrow hall with a high ceiling, industrial white.
4 stars for service - very gracious, smiles all around. Prices are on par with other establishments on the block.

Will be back to try more dishes.

(The website that is advertised on the takeout menu, hangangkoreanrestaurant.com, does not seem to be running yet.)

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