Seth Gordon Posted January 10 Share Posted January 10 The latest Hand Hospitality joint. And it’s… fine. Cocktails were nice, often sounding more complex on paper than they tasted but at least not cloyingly sweet. The “Gochugaru” - I could taste the mustard, if slightly, on the finish. The one with the pine needle tea was nice too. Dishes are small, for sure, so despite the low price points it can add up. Soba with XO sauce & poached egg was very hearty, tasty in a kind of obvious way. The shrimp were beautifully poached. Lamb-stuffed peppers might have been the standout, were it not for the tempura coating being an absolute frying oil soaked sponge. The lamb was properly gamey, and the yogurt dipping sauce solid. If only it hadn’t left me feeling like I’d just greased a pan. With my face. Beef soup was in the style of seolleongtang, ie nearly unsalted. Though unlike a seolleongtang there was no salt or white pepper on the table. Nor was it cooked to that milky look/texture. Decent enough if basic. Unfortunately they forgot to bring us one dish, octopus salad with a seaweed vinaigrette. Bummer. Maybe that would’ve been the standout dish? In the end, not in the top echelon of Hand restaurants (for us - Han, Nonono, Tonton… Take31 maybe) but above the bottom (Palpal, and I guess LittleMad because of the QPR) The food was decent overall, quibbles aside. It’s the kind of place I’d be happy enough to go back to… yet nothing was calling us back, either. I would say it’s a good place to grab a cocktail and snack at the bar… except there is no bar. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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