Date: May 06, 2017
Venue: One Horizon Centre, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Some things don’t change.
Delhi historically has been a melting pot of cultures, crafts and cuisines. And there is always room for more. The recently opened Hahn’s Kitchen in the swank One Horizon on Gold Course Road, Gurgaon serves Korean cuisine. We were invited to review this place.
The interiors are done in a host of soft hues making the place calming, pleasing to the eyes and suitable for a romantic dinner. We were seated at a booth and the comfortable sofas made us feel at home. Till we saw the menu and felt this is a bit of a puzzle. Almost all the dishes looked alien. We felt adventurous and based on the components, we ordered some rolls, sushi, pork dishes and mocktails (they are still awaiting a liquor license).
Our intuition was spot on and nothing disappointed. The Bulgalbi Pork, i.e., fried pork slices, was great after we added the thick sweetish tangy gravy on it. All the rolls and sushi that we tried had some interesting twist – be it some crunches or cheese or sauce. These were tad bigger than the sushi that we have had elsewhere. More filling and more satiating.
The Dongrae Haemul Paje on Seafood is like a pancake loaded with sea food and vegetables. It seemed to be a cross between a pancake and a farmer’s omelette. This was mild in taste and we had this with the spicy kimchi that was served as part of the complimentary starters. These starters were served even before we ordered and comprised kimchi salad, lotus stem soaked in brine, roasted aubergine and egg rolls to die for. In fact, beware of the egg rolls. If one is an egg person, the yummy egg rolls could fill you up.
What we missed a little bit is that they do not have any dessert on the menu and the experience seemed a tad incomplete. Then again, this was fewer calories consumed so no complaints. However daunting the menu looked, the food that we had here was very palatable and in sync with our Indian taste buds.
Asian food is the way to go during summer since it is lighter than our dal makhnis and chicken butter masalas. We have been at it for a while at Honk or Dimcha. Hahn’s Kitchen is the new star in our repertoire and deserves immediate trial.