My friend and I went to Hansot Dosirak (한솥도시락) on lazy Friday afternoon, this was my favorite place to go for lunch in Gangnam-gu Office. Hansot is a huge chain in Korea, and great place to grab lunch or dinner during the workday. Some places in Korea specialize in only selling these cheap, and delicious lunch box (dosirak).
They offer a lot of variety on their menu, the food was excellent. Hansot Dosirak is a small place that seats only four, but lots of people still come because everything they sell is meant for take-out, though there is a small space for customers who wish to eat in the store, it will still come on styrofoam wrapped in plastic wrap. If you're on a bit of a budget then it's actually kind of perfect. The average price is around 2,500 Won, and a few of the expensive ones go as high as 10,000 Won.
I ordered the Chicken Dosirak (치킨도시락) for my lunch. The Korean Chicken Karaage was a good portion amount. I don't normally like chicken karaage because it's all fried, but I must say that Korean chicken karaage was ridiculously good, juicy, tasty, tender, and so good dipping sauce. Prices are very reasonable as my lunch box costs about 3,900 Won.
My friend ordered the Chili Pork Dosirak (칠리포크도시락). Served with a side of kimchi and green chili. The chili pork dosirak tasted okay but the sauce was too spicy that she really didn't enjoy her lunch. She felt like there was a big volcano in her mouth. The color was strong red, so if you're not a spicy food type of person, I'd suggest you to order another food. The price of the chili pork dosirak is 3,600 Won.
My friend and I ordered Hansot Dosirak again for dinner! I saw a lot of people ordering the Donchi-Bulgogi-Dosirak (돈치불고기도시락), so I wanted to try some myself. This was delicious as well and huge, served with a pork cutlet (돈가스), chicken karaage, and Korean barbecued beef (불고기). All of them were fresh, flavorful and wasn't overwhelmed. Really melt in your mouth delicious! The price of the chili pork dosirak is 4,500 Won.
This time my friend ordered the Doryeonnim-Dosirak (도련님도시락). The beef burger itself is tasty and it comes with a yummy small pork cutlet on the side, which pairs well with the crispy chicken karaage. She also think the pork cutlet is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The beef burger quality is pretty decent, and the chicken karaage is always tender and retains the its juiciness. The price of the doryeonnim-dosirak is 3,400 Won.
Overall, I have to be honest here, the food was really great, but the Ajumma (아줌마) that who work here are pretty cold, horrible, and unfriendly. I heard some people thank her, she don't even respond and she won't even look at you. I find this a bit rude but service is quick and very efficient. On the busiest of days, I've rarely waited more than 10 minutes. I keep going because I like the food, and it's delicious. I really want to like this place as it's close to my home and it has delicious options with good prices!
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