Yes, I'm still commuting from Philly to NYC every day. All that traveling makes a girl hungry. Last week, I met my good friend VKO for lunch at Hangawi. This mid-town Korean eatery is 100% vegan. The decor is shrine-like: minimal, all-natural materials, sunken tables, handmade vessels...
My blood pressure lowered the moment I walked in the door and took off my shoes.
We started off with the combination pancakes, served with a delicate soy dipping sauce; they are pure comfort food, not to be missed. Pictured from left to right: leek, kimchi mushroom, and kobocha pumpkin with mung beans.
For her main, the lovely VKO chose the spicy tofu hot pot. It came with rice and two kinds of kimchee. I had a taste: sublime and perfect for a chilly day.
I opted for my all-time favorite Korean dish: stone bowl rice with sesame leaves. The hot stone bowl crisps the rice, giving it an unmistakable crunch.
Thank you, VKO--for the lovely gift and for once again introducing me to another fab restaurant.