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korean restaurant / DARAE HAM BOXTECH – 237

Knight Diner Road

Episode 10


In the afternoon when it was raining, I visited Suyu-dong, famous as a mecca for knight restaurants. This place, which was named a “laundromat” because of its clear water, was crowded with dozens of knight restaurants with a street in between.

The dark horse that opened in 2008 and appeared like a god in the restaurant alley in this article is “Darae Hambox Tech.” It's a small restaurant with a cute sign, but customers keep coming and going. The menu is very simple. The hamburger steak, pork cutlet, and fish gas called “hambox tech” are all. (Can also be ordered spicy)

There is an interesting anecdote about mutual relations here. It was a long time ago when the current owner of Daraeham Boxtech had a dream of starting a business and learned how to work hard at another knight's restaurant. It is said that they saw many chauffeurs every day, and gradually became like a family after being friendly while asking for greetings and giving them food. One of the drivers told a story half-jokingly half-heartedly.

“If you become independent later, be sure to do business under the name 'Darae.'”

It was a name created to pray that many customers would visit the store by using the characters “I will come to many places.” At the time, I thought it was negligible, but when it was time to set up the store, the name kept on floating around in my head. The first restaurant created by adding the name “dara” to the main menu, hambak steak, was Dara Hambox Tech. Rumors began to spread from taxi drivers who tasted it after starting the business, and now it is visited by many regular customers. Now I have enough time to branch out near Korea University and Ilsan.

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The exterior of Darae Hamboxtech

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Customers having a late lunch

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Quiet kitchen

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| Laundromat Driver's Restaurant Alley. There are rows of knight restaurants on the left and right.

The boss says he still can't forget his memories of when he first started the store. It is said that since it was difficult to start the business, they only competed with taste and sincerity without a nice interior. The table with a meat plate that had nothing to do with the menu was telling me with my whole body about the trouble. At first, the couple did business without a single employee. They wake up early in the morning to remove good meat, pat it one by one to make pork cutlet meat, and some grind it in a ratio unique to this place to make batter for hamburger steak. They also make their own sauce just enough to eat that day. Although the work was hard, it is said that they were proud to be honest. Occasionally, when customers saw cheap food prices and treated them as “food that was only worth this much,” they were often upset and upset. The boss was still very proud of the food.

I decided to try “Hambox Tech,” which was made with all my heart, first. The egg comes out cooked on only one side without bursting the yolk, but the smooth one without bubbles wasn't a technique I had to pour it once or twice. If you slice the egg as it is, the yolk pops and flows down the side of the steak. The slightly thick sauce is wrapped in egg yolk, so it blends just right in your mouth. The texture is soft yet chewy. Eat a piece of freshly cut meat and take turns tasting white rice that looks like it's spread on a plate.

This is the way to eat Hamboxtech, which is highly recommended by the boss.

“Never remove the yolk and be sure to slice it with the meat before eating. Once you've finished the steak, grate the rice with the leftover sauce to make it taste like omelette. Be sure to try it like this.”

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The appearance of Hambox Tech. The hot griddle makes a sizzling sound when it's just being served.

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| Slice the eggs as they are.

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Falling yolk

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| Ahhh…

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One bite!

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Thick steak

Another popular menu item, pork cutlet, has an impressive Japanese-style large shape. The color of the batter is good because it was fried in good oil. The jarring sound unique to thin pork cutlets makes my heart feel excited when slicing. Along with the soup that comes with pork cutlets, it's a simple but satisfying composition with salad, beans, macaroni, pickles, and kakuteki.

At first, they only sold hamboxtech and this pork cutlet, and they also offered a spicy version to suit the tastes of Korean people who like spicy food. It is said that after testing various flavors, they arrived at the current sauce made by grinding cheongyang pepper. They also thought about capsaicin undiluted solution, which is a cheap and convenient method, but they are sticking to the current method because the desired flavor did not come out. (The boss also described the taste of capsaicin extract as “low-grade.”)

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Pork cutlet (5,000 won)

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| Dress up

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The color of the tempura is good.

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| Make a thin pat on the pork loin.

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| Ah~ do it

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Add pickles to keep it fresh!

While talking, I asked questions about the recipe, and I remember the last words I said while laughing.

“I've had a dream that I've kept in my heart since I first set up a restaurant. I want to let many people know about my carefully prepared food, and I want to reward the many people who helped me during difficult times with secret methods. If that dream comes true, I plan to reveal it to many people. You might think it's insignificant, but for me, it's the product of the hard work that has made me what I have been able to do until now. Until then, I hope you will send me lots of love.”

Tips for eating

•Address: 56-45, Suyu-dong, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul

• Menu: Hamburg steak, spicy hambox steak, pork cutlet, spicy pork cutlet, and fish cutlet are all 5,000 won, double portion 6,500 won

• Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00 (closes when materials are exhausted. Closed every Monday)

•Add rice: free

•Vending machine coffee: free

•Parking space: 4 to 5 cars



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