Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City
The lunch choices at Her Name is Han are mostly comprised of combination platters and bapsang, consisting of a main protein and a number of side dishes.
It’s a great way to taste a little of a lot of things at this modern hip Korean restaurant located just on the outskirts of Koreatown.
The bapsang is mostly a good deal, but does leave you a little hungry. That’s part of why I also ordered the black seasame tofu. And amazingly, it was a bit heartier and more filling than the very light combo platter.
It was also the most delicious thing I ate at my one lunch visit to Her Name is Han. A thick block of semi-firm tofu was as creamy as custard and it was covered with a slightly sweet earthy black sesame-studded sauce. To add some savory richness, the dish is topped with battered onions. It might not be as healthy as the grilled mackerel and kmichi on the bapsang plate, but it’s intensely satisfying.
The tofu is listed as a side order at lunch and as a small plate at dinner. Whenever you go to Her Name is Han (and you should), you want to make sure one of these ends up on the table. Price: $5/$9
|HER NAME IS HAN|
|17 East 31st Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenue),