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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hankook Taqueria- Not Your Mom's El Paso Tacos

Warning:  The following may be inappropriate for children under 13 and people who believe that Taco Bell serves “meat”

It’s for eaters.

Hankook is the best Korean/ Mexican collaboration since……yea……um, okay the strangest combination since Sonny and Cher.

This is a Taqueria with KOREAN Taco’s. If you are looking for a standard Taqueria go to Taqueria Del Sol, check it out here:

Now if you want something unique to Atlanta, come to Hankook, or let Hankook come to you with Yumbii, their affiliated food truck. 

At any Food Truck Park/ Festival, Yumbii is always the most popular one.  The menu is more limited, but still great.  You almost feel bad for the other trucks like you did for the other members of N’Sync. Justin had all the talent and the rest of them were just wastes of space.

The Jackson 5 was another example of this.  The only reason we know Tito was because of Eddie Murphy.  But the afros are AWESOME.  Which one is Tito?

Hankooks best meat is the bbq pork. The taco’s are delicious, but their “Daeji Gogi Sliders” come with cucumber kimchee and it is my favorite thing on the menu.  But be warned, the Pork packs a nice spicy punch.

The other tacos in my rotation are the “bul gogi” beef marinated in korean bbq sauce, “saeng seon” panko crusted tilapia with hoisin tartar sauce and the“crispy” shrimp with hoisin tartar sauce

But their Calamari “crispy” with jalapenos and sweet chili sauce is my #2 taco.  The sweet chili sauce is a perfect counter to the spicy pork.

They also do Sesame Fries, tossed in sesame oil and red pepper flakes.  When they are good, they are great with their own Korean take on ketchup.  The problem is they are often soggy and oily.  This is my only real issue with Hankook.  Well unless you talk about the décor, but you aren’t coming here to check out the furniture or aesthetics, trust me.  In fact the décor may scare the less adventurous off. 

So if you want an easy dinner or a great “to go” dinner, hit Hankook, it’s delicious and reasonable.  It may be the best thing to come out of Korea since M*A*S*H, which is still one of the greatest shows of all time.

Or maybe this picture.
Even if you are Slayer fan and live in your mothers basement you can still appreciate Hankook.  This could be ESPN's funniest trailer.

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