What to eat at SF’s new H Mart food court, a Korean comfort food destination in its own right
Pasta noodles twirled with creamy kimchi sauce. Rice bowls topped with grilled pork with ginger. Soft cubes of milk bread in cellophane wrap. A $ 2,000 kimchi fridge. These are just a few of the things that vie for your attention at the food court at San Francisco’s new H Mart.
H Mart opened in April, and its five new Korean food stalls are especially prominent given the city’s current cooking scene. While San Francisco does a lot of things well (seafood, sourdough, salad), you can’t say the same for Korean cuisine. Recently opened spots like Daeho, Ssal, Barnzu and Um.ma have revitalized the genre, but without a dedicated Koreatown to serve as a hub for the community, the strengths of Korean cuisine are still largely decentralized and often complimented by people who know everything. just “good … for San Francisco.”