HanShik Express – Koreatown

In this case, the tray is a multi-compartment doshirak, where you can select either Combo B ($15) for five entrees, two sides and rice – or – Combo C ($20) for eight entrees, two sides and a rice.

There are over 20 entrees to choose from – most of which contain meat (beef, chicken and pork). There are traditional dishes like tteok ppoki (spicy Korean rice cakes) and japchae to spicy sweet and sour chicken and baked pork belly. I was surprised to see how generous they were with the pork belly and the oven-baked brisket, as each had about 5-6 slices. While nothing knocked my socks off, I did enjoy eating everything on my tray.

Orders come with a choice of chicken fried rice, kimchi fried rice or just plain rice. Sides range from spicy tuna pasta to deep fried shrimp. I think what truly won me over was that a fried chicken drumstick was one of the side selections, not an entree.

If you get one of the doshiraks, you can probably share one or split them into two meals (definitely with Combo C). I ate all of my Combo B and was pretty stuffed for the rest of the day. For those with lighter appetites, there’s Combo A, the Power Bowl ($12), with three entrees, one side and rice.

I wish that there were more vegetable dishes to balance out all the protein-heavy ones, but it’s a minor quibble. HanShik Express is a fun way to sample many dishes all at once at a decent price. May they become the Korean Panda Express.

Location – 3959 Wilshire Blvd Suite A5, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Website – n/a
Kid’s Menu – No. There is a Power Bowl that is 3 items, 1 side and rice.
Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly – No
Gluten-Free Options –Yes

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