Eating to Live on the Outside: HanGawi
And it looks pretty good. Not a knockout, but workable. After flipping through the internet menu, here’s what I’d consider ordering. Check it out:
- Mixed greens, diced tomatoes and sesame dressing; works for me, but dressing on the side.
Avocado Lettuce Salad
- Avocado, lettuce and ginger carrot dressing; same deal with the dressing.
Mango Pear Salad
- Mango and pear; it doesn’t say exactly what’s in it, but I think that’s a good guess.
- Assorted seaweeds and lemon dressing; provided the seaweed isn’t salty, I’m cool with it.
- Vegetables, shredded ginseng roots, bean paste and lemon dressing; I’m digging it.
Tofu Asparagus Salad
- Tofu and asparagus; again, another guess, but I like it.
- Todok, watercress, cabbage, carrots, bean paste and lemon dressing; I’ve never had todok, but I’d give it a whirl!
Tofu and Mushrooms Galore in Lemon Ginger Sauce
- Tofu, mushrooms and lemon ginger sauce; tofu isn’t my favorite thing, but this sounds good.
Mushrooms and Garlic Medley
- Sautéed mushrooms, vegetables and garlic sauce; the sautéing is a little iffy, but the veggies kick butt!
Mixed Vegetarian Autumn Rolls
- Vegetables, tofu, bean paste, cold lettuce and sesame leaves; interesting, I’ve never eaten sesame leaves.
Spicy Chili Mushrooms
- Mixed mushrooms and spicy sauce; I love mushrooms!
HanGawi Stone Bowl Lunch
- Chestnuts, dates, pine nuts, read beans, mushrooms and rice; the rice isn’t great, but the rest of the stuff is awesome.
Vegetarian Stone Bowl Rice
- Vegetables, rice and hot chili paste; same deal with the rice.
Mountain Vegetables and Greens in Wooden Bowl
- Mountain vegetable, greens, rice and hot chili paste; I’m not sure what mountain vegetables are, but I’d like to find out!
Mongolian Hot Pot
- Wild bracken shoots, mushrooms and mixed vegetables; wild bracken shoots, very intriguing.
Like I said, HanGawi is pretty good. Some of the rice and sautéing might turn you off, but I can deal with it. My top choices would be either the HanGawi Salad or the Mountain Vegetables and Greens.
Image credit: HanGawi