Spoon By H

I believe they do

That is some beautifully plated food.

Their mandu guk is every bit as good as Chang says it is.

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Would love to know your thoughts on this!

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Tried to go for lunch last Friday (around 1pm), but the guy at the counter said the chef and the food wasn’t ready (i.e. manduguk and all the other savory stuff people are raving about). He said he wasn’t sure what time we’d be able to order?

Does anybody know what the deal is as far as a time-frame for non-bakery/coffee items? Is it more of a dinner only thing?

I’ve had the mandu guk right when they opened at noon twice in the last month.

Interesting…hope everything is ok over there, must’ve been some unexpected hold-up

The boba tea drinks are really average but the food is pretty good. The pork belly Mandu Guk dish is hearty. Almost like the cantonese cream soup you get at Garden Cafe then add in chunks of pork belly and really tasty dumplings.

Looked into this for you; hot food is back for lunch!

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In November [David Chang] posted on Instagram: “@spoonbyh is all that’s wonderful in the restaurant business … It’s my restaurant of the year.” Sure, I was curious but figured his mention would create a mob scene. On the phone recently Hwang mentioned that, after Chang’s shout-out, Spoon by H had its slowest two weeks since she’d opened in 2012. Apparently everyone thought it was smart to hang back.

Get the dosirak at Spoon By H!!! It’s pretty close by maybe 5 minutes or less on Beverly

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@PorkyBelly @JeetKuneBao No dosirak available on Saturdays. Only through Thursday according to their text message.
I wish Shunji was available for lunch on Saturdays.
Going to check out ADB IG feed for their special this weekend. Haven’t done Jon & Vinny’s, yet…going to be an interesting weekend.

I had Spoon By H’s Beef Short Rib Soup with Rice Cakes today.
Was really heavenly.
Rice cakes are uncooked and separate from soup (so they don’t absorb all the liquid before you get home).
So you have to boil them for a few minutes, then add to the soup.
Loved it, and especially, thoughtfulness that went into it.


Does Spoon By H have a menu online of what’s available to order other than the dosirak?

It was a little frustrating to figure out what they will make now. There are so many good looking dishes on IG and Yelp but most are not available now.
I called them and they said to look at Instagram or Yelp for their regular menu (see below).
Which I did, and then called back and ordered the Pork Belly Dumpling Soup, which they did not have.
So I went with the Beef Short Rib Rice Cake Soup which was indeed great.

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I’ve never tried Spoon by H but Park’s BBQ is serving their short rib soup w/ rice cakes for like $10 right now. It might be my favorite in all of Ktown and half the price of Spoon by H.


Thanks! I’ve always been baffled as to why they don’t post a menu on their website. I was hoping for the pork belly dumpling soup to go with a dosirak, but it looks like I may be out of luck.

As of yesterday they did not have it.

Great deal. Their bean paste soup (doenjang jjigae) with brisket is really fantastic too, though it’s pricier than the galbi tang.

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