My wife insisted we find this place after seeing the DDD episode and I confess, kimchee burritos sounded interesting, although I've never had kimchee before. It's not easy for an out of towner to get to SOMA, but after a long and circuitous bus trip we managed to find HRD on a beautiful, sunny, breezy afternoon.
I generally prefer eating in small, local hole in the wall places like this more than my wife, so I was pretty glad she was interested in some cheap eats for a change. I'd seen softshell crab sandwiches in their online menu and had already decided that's what I wanted, but alas, no joy, they didn't have them any more.
Thinking to try something completely spontaneous, I asked a customer what the big bowl of stuff with a fried egg on top she was eating was and ordered one, a short rib bibimbap.
Just before my first mouthful I caught the whiff, but went ahead and ate it anyway. I'm not a huge fan of overgarliced anything, and apparently garlic is a major food group here. I forced down a few more bites of leathery/ sinewy cross cut short ribs and tried to get my mouth around the other ingredients in the bowl- rice, kimchee and some green veggy I couldn't identify, possibly spinach, and a hard fried egg, but pretty much the only flavor I got was garlic.
The owner, noticing that I didn't finish my bowl and being told I didn't really care for it, kindly offered to replace it with anything else on the menu for free, but I declined, already wishing I'd brought my floss and toothbrush with me.
So if by exotic and exciting fresh flavor combinations, as so many people have commented on here, you mean garlic with a lovely garlic sauce and a side of garlic, then this place is for you.
I'm not a big fan, but I wish them well. They obviously have a devoted fan base, none of whom I ever wish to be stuck in a confined space with.
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