In California, there’s a lot of talk about which eateries offer the best Korean fusion foods. With good reason, many argue that SoCal trumps their northern neighbors due to LA’s constant reinvention of diverse cultures and San Diego’s close proximity to the south border; however, those in San Francisco typically point out this comfort food eatery as a worthy top contender that can bring the conversation back to NorCal.
Featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, local favorite HRD Coffee Shop repackages Korean dishes with American and Mexican twists. And its prime location (only 3 blocks from AT&T Park) ensures that there is always a line out the door.
While a spicy pork kimchi burrito might not seem the most inventive of Korean fusion dishes, HRD’s marinade for the pork includes kiwis, which give each bite a hint of sweetness. Meanwhile, the Korean Loco Moco is kimchi fried rice with a hamburger patty and two sunny-side eggs all topped with a curry gravy. For even more delicious indulgence, get your Loco Moco with spam!
Portions are huge and cheap with nearly every dish on HRD’s menu under $8!
HRD Coffee Shop
521 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Check out HRD on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives below!