Restaurant Review: Her Name Is Han

Details: Located at 17 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016. The official site is http://www.hernameishan.com/

Score: 7.3/10

Her Name is Han is a trendy, predominantly Korean restaurant with a little Asian fusion.

In case you’re planning on going in the near future, keep in mind that only the front of the house has any real air conditioning. The seating in the back of the restaurant is hot as hell.

We ordered the stir fried clams and potato noodles in spicy oriental sauce (cost $13); the slow cooked pork belly with kimchi and berry wine sauce, jalapeno soy bean paste and assorted pickles (cost $15); and the braised short ribs with root vegetables (cost $27). The meal also came with some complimentary banchan. Not too many though.

The best thing we had was the braised short ribs. The soup they braised the meat and vegetables in was delicious, though some found it too sweet. I loved it. The meat was just the right amount of tender and firm; not so soft that it dissolved in the mouth, but soft enough that you could easily chew through it. It was great. The pork belly was also great. The potato noodles was the only thing that wasn’t great. It wasn’t bad, just not as good as the other dishes.

Overall, this is a great place to eat, though a little pricey. The best way to approach this restaurant is to get a bunch of friends and to eat the meal family style, with everyone having a little of each plate. This is not a good place for people to come and just order individual meals.

Score: 7.3/10

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