|Hang Ari's clam soup|
The three restaurants have been revamped in the Hanoori Town section of the H Mart's shopping center. Hang Ari's hand-cut noodles are the shiny new star. Imported from Los Angeles. Unique in the area as far as I know.
But they're not the only hand-made noodles in town. Chan Mat -- the restaurant in the back -- appears to have chef Chang Yon Huh banging out the noodles for black bean noodles as well. Those are jajangmyeun, a cornerstone of Korea's Chinese restaurants. The chef works in an open space where you can see and hear him throughout the dining room.
|Hang Ari's clam pancakes|
The clam pancake was just as perfect. Imagine chopped claim with just enough batter to brown and crisp. The minimal-filler construction of a great crab cake. That means they don't stay together like a finger-food latke, but they're delicious cut with a fork and dipped in a sauce.
New parenthood definitely makes blogging tough. We are still learning to be efficient enough to have any free moments. So I'm writing short posts this weeks on the theme of two items that you could buy at a single stop. At Hanoori town, you could pair clam soup with clam pancakes or order one dish from each restaurant and pair Chan Mat black bean noodles with Hang Ari's noodle soup.
These are videos below of both the hand cut and "Chinese" noodles being made.