Wednesday, March 14, 2012

To Hyang Korean Restaurant

Hello, My foodie sister had recently visited To Hyang Korean Restaurant in San Francisco.  She raved about the meal she had there, she described it as super spicy home style Korean cooking.  The restaurant was featured in Anthony Bourdain's show on The Travel Channel, The Layover, see a clip of the episode here.  

To be honest, I have only eaten at a handful of Korean Restaurants in the city .  Since I love Korean food and wanted to try a new restaurant, I decided to check out To Hyang myself last weekend.  The restaurant is small and nothing fancy like most family-run restaurants in the city.  It does not have an attractive store front, I never noticed it even though it had been at the same spot on Geary for many years.  It was around 8 pm when we got there, there was no wait and there was one table available, lucky us!  It turned out we sat at the same table as Anthony Bourdain and Chris Cosentino in the episode.

First thing first, we ordered yogurt soju based on my sister's recommendation.  It was really delicious, but I did not feel the soju kick.  I wish there was more soju than yogurt in it.  

All the homemade side dishes were so good especially the kimchee dishes.

We did not order what Anthony Bourdain and Chris Cosentino ordered, instead we ordered a couple of non-spicy dishes.  The oxtail with vegetables and eggs in soy and vinegar sauce was very tasty.

It was a cold night, so we thought soup was a good idea.  The beef bone noodle soup with beef was mild and hit the spot.  There were two types of noodles in it, wheat and clear noodles.  

Overall, the food was tasty, but portions were on the small side.  Next time, I will definitely order some hot spicy dishes to satisfy my Korean craving.  Thanks to my sis for discovering a new Korean joint for us.  

Thanks for reading, until next post......


  1. Everything looks delish! Nothing better than a bowl of hot noodle soup to warm you up on a chilly night. :D

  2. All of this food looks so delicious! I have never really tried Korean food but this looks really good, especially the soup. I'll have to check it out here in SF


  3. omg drooooling!! i've driven past this place quite a few times but never gave it a second glance. had no idea Anthony Bourdain went!!! now i wanna try it hehehe i will def order the spicy dishes when i go. yum!!!

  4. mmmYUM I love Korean food! This looks delicious - I will have to check it out if I'm ever in the San Fran area!


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