[Hong Kong] Bib n Hops

A little background:  Bib n Hops is an urban Korean street food style restaurant by the ‘Demon Chef’, Alvin Leung.  He believes that Seoul’s street food stalls offer a real sensory experience with so much to see, smell, and taste.  He hopes to capture that lively spirit and energetic atmosphere and inject it into Bib n Hops.

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Yukhoe

We started off with the yukhoe which was a interesting twist on the traditional Korean beef tatare dish.  The usual sliced snow pear was replaced by a pear sorbet.  The slightly frozen dish was also garnished with Parmesan cheese and soy truffle aioli for an extra umami factor.

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Vongole Japchae

Shortly after came the western influenced vongole japchae.  I liked the chewiness of the sweet potato noodles and it went surprisingly well with the zesty flavorful pesto sauce.

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Bulgogi Bibimbap

The bulgogi bibimbap wasn’t the most inventive dish but it did its job by filling us up!  Do wait a couple minutes before mixing the rice in order for the residual heat from the stone bowl to create nice crusty layer at the bottom.

Verdict:  The pricing is a bit high for casual Korean food but the portion sizes are decent and some of the interpretations of the classics dishes were quite playful.

Happy eating 🙂

Bib n Hops
18 Ship Street, Shop 13, J Residence, Wan Chai
+852 2882 9128
http://www.bibnhops.hk/

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