Thursday, February 12, 2009
Hangawi Restaurant, NYC
On her birthday, Kelly and I went to Hangawi, a Korean vegetarian restaurant near the Empire State Bldg. in NYC.
The restaurant is a Buddhist place specializing in a Korean vegetable called Codonopsis Lanceolata, or Todok, which has similarities to ginseng.
We started with an cup of Korean royal green tea from Mt. Jilee- it had a nice clean flavor. Our first appetizer was Spicy baby dumplings- small vegetarian dumplings in a nice sauce.
We then had the Todok salad. The todok itself has a fibrous texture which reminded me of burdock root.
For our entrees, we shared an order of braised tofu and kabocha pumpkin pancakes.
Everything was really good, and we both felt very healthy after our meal.
12 E 32nd St
New York, NY