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Lunch at Hanki

September 30, 2022

Excellent Korean lunch at Hanki, a little Korean restaurant in Jefferson Passage.


November 30, 2021

Atto, a new Korean restaurant in Swan Lane where once Costa. Hanki in Jeffries Passage closed Tuesday lunchtime, give atto a try.

Lunchtime busy, but not too busy, about half full, a steady flow of customers taking their lunch out.

Staff pleasant and helpful, described all their dishes, food was good, reasonable portion size if not generous, I had to stop the girl piling more in my pot. I had sweet and sour chicken on a bed of rice. The juices from the sweet and sour, seeped down into the rice.

Unlike disgusting Pick A Bap in Farnborough, the food looked fresh. The girl said they empty after three hours, clean out the tin, bring out fresh food. Whilst I was there, chef added fresh food, stirred the tins.

Only too happy to give me a drink of water, filtered water.

Not sure what to do when finished. Are we meant to clear the tables? There was a box for cutlery. I did what others did, tidied up, left on the tray.

Covid biosecurity good: Tables clean, staff wearing masks, hand sanitiser. It could be improved still further by making Deliveroo wait outside and handed their delivery, if enter, wear mask and remove crash helmet.

Hanki revisited

December 7, 2020

Hanki is a little a Korean restaurant in Jeffries Passage.

Whenever I pass by it is empty. Not so Saturday, not only busy, but very noisy Chinese.

Today lunchtime, empty.  I discuss with the ever helpful young Korean guy, the steamed white rice stir fry with vegetables and ease off the chilli.

My  suggestion taken up by the chef and oh what a difference. The rice changes from bland boring and not very tasty to to very tasty. The deep fried chicken now bland in comparison. Maybe a little chilli.

I also added tempura prawns. These were excellent.

But, generous portion size and too much. Sufficient for two people to share. I found myself struggling to finish.


Lunch at Hanki

December 5, 2020

Second visit to Hanki.

It is always empty. Not today. Today packed, Not wise to eat in a packed restaurant.

Pain in the neck ignorant Chinese, shouting. Apart from annoying, shouting is spreading coronavirus.

I do not enjoy my meal. Too noisy and nowhere as good as Sticky Rice n friends.

Problem is white rice. It is nether healthy nor tasty.

I think I will have a word with the chef. Stir fry the steamed rice with vegetables.

Part way through my meal, young guy brings me crispy pancake rolls.

Too the credit of the young guy he does listen. Last time I ate there I raised Deliveroo a disease vector.

There is now a notice on the door telling Deliveroo to wait outside. Half ignore, walk in, weaning crash helmet and leaving door open.

I pop back later. I say pleased to see Notice on the door, but maybe also add remove crash helmet wnad wear mask.

I mention the ignorant Chinese. Young man tells me they are usually far worse.

Lunch at Hanki Korean restaurant

October 5, 2020

A lovely warm sunny morning, a pleasant contrast to the last few days when cold and raining, and yet Guildford all but deserted.

And very little open, maybe Catch 22.

Fresco a tiny Greek place closed, appears to have closed down as closed on previous visits, but no surprise as gave Greek food a bad name.

La Casita not open Monday.

Guildford Institute restaurant not open today. I had sent a message to ask if open but lack the courtesy to reply.

Bamboo Shoots I miss, but decided not to reopen following lockdown.

Koja coffee shop, change of name, new owners I do not know, but was always empty and would require more than a change of name, not open today, closes at one on days when open.

I decided to try Hanki, a tiny Korean restaurant in Jeffries Passage.

None too happy to find a Deliveroo serf crash helmet no mask, waiting several minutes for order. How many minutes before I arrived, how many places to and from today, previous days, in the future? An ideal disease vector. I asked the young guy serving to file a formal complaint with Deliveroo. In future, make wait outside for order, if step inside to pick up, though better to hand to outside, must remove helmet, must be wearing a mask.

I chose deep fried chicken. It came with nothing. I asked for rice, it was extra. I was then drawn to a different dish deep fried chicken which included rice, this I chose.

When served was reasonable, decent portion, not in same league as Bamboo Shoots, but nevertheless reasonable.

Brought to me on tray with hand sanitiser also brought to the table.

Covid-19 biosecurity with the exception of the Deliveroo serf good. Tables clean, young guy at all times wearing a mask, I lacked ability to scan QR code and gave my contacts details in writing.

When opened a couple of years ago, Hawaiian food but run by Koreans. I asked why Hawaiian, serve food you know, Korean. I am pleased they took my advice.

But always empty, I have never seen customers when I pass by. Lunchtime today, apart from Deliveroo serf, I was the only customer.

It was then to Krema for an excellent cappuccino.

Pick a Bap Korean restaurant

September 24, 2019

Pick a Bap Korean restaurant, generous portion size, mainly takeaway but there are tables for eating in.

My dish was slightly aromatic.

The use of plastic, both for serving and for utensils is not good.

Where I sat was dirty and had not been cleaned.

The food is promoted as healthy. Meat or poultry with rice is not healthy. White rice, as with any processed carbohydrates, is not healthy.

They are though new, only been open a few weeks and are learning.

I have suggested they must make water available, either on demand, or a jug or jar of water.

Plastic they have got to have a rethink, use of plastic is not acceptable.

Dishes for eating in, some form of compostable container for takeaway.

An idea from an Indian takeaway, metal containers which buy from the restaurant, cf reusable coffee cups, have proved to be popular. Bring back, and either refill, or exchange for new clean container.

They were were willing to listen and improve, do not wish to be seen as bad for the environment.

St Modwen, who have already done an excellent job destroying Farnborough, are doing their best to destroy the evening economy by locking the main entrance to the Kingsmead shopping centre.

Busy lunchtime, mainly the lunchtime rush, then not busy. At night empty.

I have suggested at night, what food is left, sell at reduced price or give away.

Not as good as either the Indonesian street food restaurant in Aldershot or Bamboo Shoots in Guildford, but a marked improvement on the very low quality of food in Farnborough.

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