En Hakkore | Wicker Park/Bucktown | Korean, Asian | Restaurant
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Mike Sula

Korean plates, rolls, and fusions such as bulgogi panini.

Our Review

With its gold-framed menus, mounted tchotchkes, and delicate chandeliers illuminating a rustic wooden communal table, this Wicker Park fast-casual spot feels like Antique Taco, aka Tacos by Etsy. In fact, it's another Asian-fusion hybrid, offering 16 custom sushi rolls (including ham and cheese and barbecued beef), sandwiches like a kimchi panini and a pork belly taco served on Indian paratha, and a trio of prodigious, elaborately garnished rice bowls with 14 to 16 different vegetables. The superabundance of shrubbery in these big, beautiful bowls threatens to overwhelm the other components, and I can't get on board with hard-boiled eggs in bi bim bop, where runny yolk is essential. The paratha taco suffers in the same way the rice bowls do, overwhelmed by the bread and the vegetation. On the other hand, I'm very much in support of the piscine options: sashimi bap, aka hwe dup bap, featuring five different kinds of fish, and the al bap, with four different kinds of fish eggs. And the portion sizes are so large you can fry your own damn eggs with the leftovers.

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