Photo diary: lunch at Hangawi, or what is todok?

December 19, 2012
Glenn and Michael and I had our traditional holiday season celebration lunch at Hangawi, a fancy Korean vegetarian place on E. 32nd Street, where you remove your shoes at the door and sit at low tables with a pit for your feet.

Glenn and Michael and I had our traditional holiday season celebration lunch at Hangawi, a fancy Korean vegetarian place on E. 32nd Street, where you remove your shoes at the door and sit at low tables with a pit for your feet.

We started with kale pancakes. Kale pancakes! Delicious!

We started with kale pancakes. Kale pancakes! Delicious!

Another appetizer: stuffed mushrooms. Also delicious!

Another appetizer: stuffed mushrooms. Also delicious!

The menu heavily promoted a seasonal special -- todok, a root I've never heard of.

The menu heavily promoted a seasonal special — todok, a root I’ve never heard of.

So of course I ordered the grilled todok strips in ginger soy sauce. It looked a little like plantain, moved a little like bacon, and tasted...super-delicious! Hangawi: a find. A little pricey ($41 apiece for lunch) but terrific for a special treat.

So of course I ordered the grilled todok strips in ginger soy sauce. It looked a little like plantain, moved a little like bacon, and tasted…super-delicious! Hangawi: a find. A little pricey ($41 apiece for lunch) but terrific for a special treat.

 

 

 

 

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