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
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.