Han Bat Sul Lung Tang
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- Han Bat Sul Lung TangMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Apr 14, 2013
After eating Selleongtang at Han Bat, I can definitely say that I will never order this dish again anywhere else. My search for delicious Selleongtang started a few months back after watching a Korean drama and saw the characters eating it. I am so glad that I found Han Bat Sul Lung Tang.
They literally don't serve anything else but selleongtang. It's also cash only but other than on one spot high up on the wall, it's not clearly displayed. I didn't realize it at first either but luckily I had cash on me.
The soup itself isn't supposed to have a strong taste because you're supposed to put stuff in it yourself to season it. If you never had Selleongtang, you have to experiment a little to find your taste. Don't make the mistake of trying to eat it plain and then complain that it doesn't have any taste. I usually put in some sea salt, red pepper paste, green onions, some pepper, and radish kimchi juice. I then mix the rice into it and go to town.
The reason why Han Bat is superior is because of the quality of their meat and soup. I ordered the brisket and the meat was tender and delicious. The soup itself has a deep and slightly sweet flavor. You can tell that they really cooked it for a very long time. They also have really solid radish and cabbage kimchi. They give you tons of kimchi juice with their radish kimchi to add to your soup.
They have parking in the back of the store and also some metered parking out front.
- Han Bat Sul Lung TangFeb 02, 2013
Damn you, HanBat, you beat my mom's sul lung tang by.... a couple miles! :-X
Ever since I was a kid and ate this soup on a regular basis, I was encouraged to add heaping amounts of salt, hot sauce, left over sauce of the kimchi, ground pepper, green onions -- because the broth itself is quite bland.
But here, only minimal minimal salt and seasoning is needed. I just added the hot paste for spiciness and then I killed this mofo without even looking up or talking to my good friend. Hey, I'm not being rude, he also had his face planted in his bowl :)
Sul lung tang is a soup where the broth cooks over ox bones for hours, turning the broth into a murky white color. Then, here, you have your choice of mixed, brisket, tongue, intestines, spleen, or tripe.
And banchan (side dish) wise? Very minimal. I mean, minimal: only kimchi and cubed radishes (kakdugee). The vibrant red kimchi sauce that surrounds the kakdugee is there to scoop up and drop it in your broth. *I got red on red on red*
Frankly, it was hard to give this place 5 stars because the service was more challenging than any Korean establishment I've ever been to (our kind is notorious for -blah- service). I flagged this particular waitress down, the waitress looked at me THREE times, and didn't acknowledge me. I literally had to grab onto a random waitress and quickly tell her my order (mind you, I was standing up lol!)
Of course, after all this, I busted money on the check and she approached me quickly to say "oh, CASH ONLY." ..the nerve...
HAN BAT, I forgive you because I will crave your soup during this cold season.
- Han Bat Sul Lung TangJan 04, 2013
When you're hungover beyond measure, or when the weather is so cold you're shivering with fripples, a piping hot bowl of sul lang tang from Han Bat is the perfect remedy for your discomfort.
Han Bat is a fairly small hole-in-the-wall, and serves pretty much just one dish, but with sul lang tang this good, you really don't need anything else on the menu. Dump in some salt and a few large scoops of diced green onion, and you have yourself one of the best comfort foods of Korean cuisine. Han Bat serves the best I've had in Koreatown.
I do wish, however, that the sul lang tang was a bit more hot -- like BOILING hot -- because once you scoop in the cold green onion, it definitely lowers the temperature of the broth quite significantly. It needs to come out still bubbling like soon doo boo, but it's all good -- it still satisfies the soul quite well.
Another plus: the radish kimchi here is excellent. Perfectly riped and seasoned.
Han Bat is definitely worth trying to satiate any cravings for an incredible hangover cure or soothing body warmer.
- Han Bat Sul Lung TangDec 26, 2012
Best place for a hangover cure, sickness, or rainy day. Sul Lung Tang is this type of Korean broth made from bones and meat. Han Bat only sells this type of broth with different cuts of meat, as well as the best kimchi in town and rice.
They're broth is served a little blander so if you want yours to be saltier, there's a huge container of salt on each table just for you. They also come with a bin of chopped up green onions which I also recommend adding into the mix. I like adding in some chili sauce as well.
Cash only, each bowl is around 9 bucks, as well as the customary all you can eat kimchi, radishes, and rice at all korean places.