Tuesday, July 22, 2014
BAB Korean Fusion Headed to H Street
1387 is the white building on the corner
The owner of the very popular Tony’s Breakfast (1387 H Street) has big plans for a new concept along the H Street Corridor. Her new restaurant, called BAB, will focus on Korean fusion fare. We aren't talking about traditional Korean offerings, but more like other food (some with American roots, and others born in Vietnam) infused with Korean influence and flavors. Korean American owner Justine Choe has played a role on H Street for years, and she has many local Tony's Breakfast fans who will, no doubt, line up to try her new spot.
The menu is still in flux, but Choe told me that she might feature a Korean take on chili fries that would essentially be fries topped with buttered kimchi and onions, crispy pork belly, scallions, and cheddar with sour cream. Unlikely to help your waistline, but it sounds delicious. Other ideas include the K-sadilla (kimchi quesadilla with cheddar and buttered kimchi and shiso leaves), and Good Seoul (potatoes, Korean sweet potatoes and plantains fried with kimchi sour cream). I neglected to ask about hours, but I do know that Tony's Breakfast (right next door, but using the same address) is open super late.