The last time I was at Hankook Taqueria I noticed that everyone around me was ordering these pork sliders — two White Castle worthy squish buns filled with the kitchen’s spicy shredded pork, pickles, lettuce and cheese.
My kid and I stopped by last weekend to give them a try. While I applaud the messy generosity of these little sandwiches, I have the same problem with them that I do with the tacos at Hankook. Something about the mix of pasty shredded cheese and oily Korean chile paste does not appeal. I really love the free spirit of Hankook and only wish I liked the food better.
We also tried the day’s special — this Korean-style Cuban sandwich. Deli-style ham, cheese, kimchi and “Korean bacon” (crispy squares of pork belly — delicious) are piled in a soft sub roll. It’s really not a Cuban unless it’s pressed, so I was a little disappointed when it arrived. The flavors were interesting for a bite, maybe two.
Actually, no, just one. Bite. Hmmm. Pick out bacon…
What do you think? Have you been to Hankook Taqueria?