Short ribs, kimchi fried rice and other Korean specialties could come to the H Street corridor within weeks.
Bab Korean Fusion likely will open at 1387 H St. NE in July, co-owner Justine Choe said today. The fast-casual restaurant is around the corner from Tony’s Breakfast, which she also owns with her mother, Kay.
The menu focuses on rice bowls that feature short ribs, bulgogi, pork and chili tofu for $9 or less. In addition to the kimchi fried rice ($7), Bab Korean Fusion will sell Daegu flat dumplings ($8), Shin-Ramyun noodle soup ($6) and Korean drinks.
Choe, who is a Korean American, said the food is her twist on her mother’s recipes and is designed to be served quickly from a small kitchen.
“It’s just going to be a very basic, clear-cut menu,” Choe said.
Bab Korean Fusion will open at 11 a.m. every day except Sundays, when it will be closed. It will close for the night at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and midnight Fridays and Saturdays.