Bab Korean Fusion

There’s a new destination for Korean food on H Street NE.

Fast-casual Korean restaurant Bab Korean opened at 1387 H St. NE yesterday, according to employees at the restaurant. Neighborhood blog PoPville first mentioned the opening earlier this morning.

Bab Korean Fusion serves rice bowls with toppings found in South Korea, the home country of owner Justine Choe and her mother, Kay. The menu also includes kimchi fried rice and Shin-Ramyun noodle soup.

“With this area being so close to Capitol Hill, you see a lot of people coming and going all the time,” Choe told us last October. “We’re trying to do quick service with a little taste of Korean in everything.”

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Maketto exteriorPopular H Street eatery Maketto (1351 H St. NE) will turn into an all-you-can-eat Korean buffet for one night only next month.

Chefs Erik Bruner-Yang and James Wozniuk will host chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard for a celebration of Hong and Rodbard’s new cookbook, “Koreatown: A Cookbook” on March 9 at 7 p.m.

During the event, guests will enjoy endless servings of steamed pork and leek jjinppang buns, dakbokkeumtan, spicy braised chicken thighs and white chocolate kimchi cookies created by the seven chefs alongside cocktails and beer thanks to James River Distillery and Tiger Beer. Guests will also receive a a signed copy of “Koreantown: A Cookbook.”

Tickets are $75.

Photo via Facebook / Maketto

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