Dining Out: Hankook Taqueria
I'm excited to tell you about this week's restaurant find, Hankook Taqueria. What a fun discovery!!And by "fun" I don't mean to imply that the location is convenient (on the West side, Collier Road & Hill St.) or the atmosphere is charming. Unless, of course, you find plywood charming.Not to mention, the parking can be a bear.However, the food -- oh my!!! Deeeeelish. I am smitten!! To start, I went to the "Street food" section of the menu. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love, love, LOVED the sesame fries. Imagine perfectly crisp potatoes fried in Sesame Seed oil then sprinkled with red pepper flakes (plus a smidgen of sugar? I can't say for sure.) What you end up with is carbo crack.
I didn't share much of the basket. Yikes!I keep saying I'm going to make my own list of top Atlanta foods and if/when that happens, these fries will definitely make the cut.
The only miss was the chef didn't call them Sesame Street fries. That would have made them tasty AND funny! But I digress...
Next up, were the amazing tacos.
Hankook is NOT to be confused as a Mexican food place. (Or a tire place, does anyone else out there drive on Hankook Tires?? Seriously, I can't stop these tangents!!)
Hankook is a KOREAN place that puts its food in tortillas. In my book, this is close to perfection. There are no avocados in the dishes, which is seriously the only thing lacking. So what do you order? Well, here's the ranking of the four tacos I tried. (Thanks to Sue for splitting with me!)
#4 Fish Tacos - these fabulously tasty tacos are made with Tilapia and uniquely crusted with panko crumbs and dressed in hoison sauce. Mild and wonderful.#3 Pork Tacos - Pulled pork like you've never had before with a spicy Korean BBQ sauce. This has serious kick!!!#2 - Beef Tacos - I didn't have huge expectations for beef tacos. I mean, how original could they be? But the Korean BBQ in these bad boys was oh so perfect. I should probably make this a tie with #1.Finally, the #1 taco was the Calamari with jalapenos and sweet chili sauce. The calamari was lightly battered and fried so it didn't feel greasy at all. So, so good.While this place won't cure your craving for Mexican food, your taste buds will be fantastically happy.
Let me know when you go and report back the other must-have dishes. I'll be sitting in the corner eating fries.
You are welcome. (Seriously, you're going to love this food!! )