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September 22, 2009

Throw me a pity party because oh! I’m Sick! A tickle in the throat and a couple of aberrant sneezes have morphed into a head clogging, eye watering, chest gunking, throat hacking illness – and I, in turn, have turned into a sad, helpless little thing that looks at stairs as if they were the Himalayas outlook freigegebene ordner herunterladen deaktivieren.

I am a pitiful patient, and doubly so as my once rich and varied diet is reduced to the sum of congee and soup.

So to cheer myself up, I took a squiz at some pictures of one of my favourite things to do tip toi games. And that thing involves dinner.

Dinner involving Kimchee stew.

kim-chee & rice cakes stew $38

kim-chee & rice cakes stew $38

It has been a while since I last ate with the ones that I have fondly dubbed “the favourites” herunterladen. And no wonder really, as both SuperDanny and Miss Shiny’s careers took off with a flying start.

So when I finally get to sit down for a Friday Dinner with the two of them (sadly sans the Mak-attack), it feels like coming home leo woerterbuch herunterladen.

the ingredients for the banchan

the ingredients for the banchan

After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing (“Shall we TonTon?” “Nah, I did that for lunch.” “I want dumplings.” “I’m not walking to SeaBay Download chuzzle for free. Nuh-uh.”) we settle on Korean.

Han Cook Korean Restaurant sits hidden in the back of a little arcade off Pitt Street mp3 napster downloaden. I bet you’ve walked past it tens of times without knowing it was even there. But if you peer past the staircase and the pillar filled with signs that sit between the $2 shop and the cheap CD place, you’ll spot it excel kostenlosen windows 7. A little beacon of light in a dingy corner.

assorted banchan

assorted banchan

The banchan is tasty here herunterladen. Six dishes of kimchee, vegetables, potato and other assorted goodies. Better still, they’re kept in a temperature controlled unit instead of the typical giant-plastic-bucket-stashed-under-the-counter herunterladen.

crispy dumplings $10

crispy dumplings $10

In between the “What’s new with you metronom herunterladen kostenlos? Where on earth have you been?!” that is being thrown around the table, we decide on two things. Dumplings first, and solely because we had lured Miss Shiny out to dinner with the promise of dumplings.

These are oh-so-crispy and (as with all meals here) strangely large. About the size of a ladyfinger banana.

The filling is nothing spectacular, but it is comforting and familiar, and well received by all.

kim-chee & rice cakes stew

kim-chee & rice cakes stew $38

But it is the stew that has caught my eye (and, indeed, captured my heart). It brought to the table with a flourish and set atop a butane gas burner to bubble away. A miasmic melee of sour and hot kimchee with chewy, starchy rice cakes and a whole egg cracked into the middle. A bounty for a cold night.

I am enamoured.

It is also giant. And by giant I’m talking a 30cm round cast iron pot with a decent depth to it.

We scoop and chew and “Oh! Spicy!” and chat and scoop and slurp and gabber and giggle until it is all gone.

(And oh! In my present pathetic state, a big bowl of this stew is just about all I can think about… )

han cook korean restaurant

han cook korean restaurant

Han Cook Korean Restaurant
238-242 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
(in between the $2 shop & the cheap CD place)
ph (02) 9267 6500

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  • #1
    September 22nd, 2009

    Shez cant remember if i said this before but I love your new layout. As for that kimchi stewwww it looks delish! I shall keep that in mind next time when im sick.

  • #2
    September 22nd, 2009

    Boo, get well soon Shez! Being sick is sucky. Hehe I look at food to cheer myself up too 🙂 I want that kim chee stew, and those dumplings look HUGE!

  • #3
    September 22nd, 2009

    oh i love those rice cakes! i’ve been meaning to get to han cook for awhile – have heard a few recommendations! hope you get better soon 🙂

  • #4
    September 22nd, 2009

    Hee hee no pupae this time :P? Those dumplings do look ever so crispy mmm and yes you get rest you!

  • #5
    October 2nd, 2009

    Soups/stews with copious amounts of spiciness is my way to fasttrack myself out of an illness.

    Am I right in thinking that there was a banchan buffet?

  • #6
    Claudia
    June 22nd, 2010

    OMG! Hancook is SOO nice! but they ve closed down :(:(

Shez