21 (Mon) March 2011
-Woncheon, Yeongtong, Suwon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Heosuabi (허수아비) is a Japanese restaurant chain. Specializes in tonkatsu prepared in the authentic Japanese style, as well as variations, such as fish. The name of the place, for no apparent reason, means “scarecrow.”
On this visit, the first in years, I took concerned notice that the menu has expanded to include items that aren’t strictly Japanese, like kimchi udon. From a business perspective, I can see why a restaurant would do this, given the omnipresent demand from local diners to Koreanize everything. But from a culinary perspective, I interpret the menu bastardization as a bad sign.
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venues, see WHERE IN KOREA)