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Hong Kong budget eats

Restaurant review: Seoul Bros - Korean-Mexican-Vietnamese fusion in Central is great value

Korean quesadillas, kimchi fries, corn salad and banh mi – restaurant opened by a Korean former US resident is refreshingly different. The traditional Korean bibimbap was, surprisingly, below par

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 December, 2015, 12:01pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 December, 2015, 12:00pm

Seoul Bros takes Korean food beyond the dishes we’ve come to expect at most Korean restaurants, such as bibimbap and barbecue. Opened by a Korean man who lived in the United States, the restaurant fuses Korean food with Mexican and American fast food elements.

We liked the Korean quesadilla with a choice of beef, chicken or tuna (HK$38), which has a sweet, not too spicy kimchi inside. The Korean pickle also features in kimchi fries (HK$28), which also comes with cheese. Spicy corn salad with pepper and sweet vinegar (HK$15) is refreshing.

Banh mi (with beef, chicken, tofu or shrimp, HK$48) is an unexpected Vietnamese dish, but enjoyable nevertheless. The Korean fried chicken (HK$48) is moist and crisp, and comes with Korean rice cakes. Compared with the unconventional dishes, the bibimbap (beef, spam or tuna, HK$48) is lacklustre – the rice doesn’t have much more beyond egg and kimchi.

For dessert, try the light banana ice cream (HK$25).

To get to Seoul Bros, you need to walk through an open-air wonton noodle shop on the ground floor. With cheap prices and delicious food served in large portions, the Korean fusion restaurant is a popular place.

Seoul Bros, 66 Hollywood Road, Central (entrance on Elgin Street), tel: 2793 5703. Open: Monday to Thursday noon-10pm, Friday and Saturday noon-midnight.