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......