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By Yannie Chan | May 4th, 2021
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Address: 22/F,12-12A Hau Fook Street,Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Website: https://www.instagram.com/hoo.pocha/?hl=en
  • Open Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 30
  • Open Since: April 5th, 2021
  • Phone: 9229-5812
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: Korean, Korean Fried Chicken
  • Ambience: Casual, Loud

Korean Dai Pai Dong: Hoo Pocha is about recreating the popular late-night food culture of street-side casual diners in South Korea. These casual diners are where Koreans go for drinks after work and snack on delicious dishes like fried chicken and kimchi stews. The restaurant is decorated to mimic the vibe of these street-side diners, and its menu is filled with South Korean street food such as fish cake soup and Korean sushi rolls.

Image courtesy of Hoo Pocha

Look & Feel: Foldable tables, plastic chairs, condiment bottles, bright lights… expect a stylishly gritty dai pai dong interior, Korean-style. If you love K-dramas, this place is for you. Lined with Korean street signs and shop names, the restaurant looks like the perfect setting for a K-drama scene where the protagonists sit and enjoy shochu together. Food is served on metal plates and soup dishes on gas stoves. The rooftop features neon lighting which gives the fun late-night vibes.

On the Menu: Choose from a comprehensive selection of South Korean street food and signature dishes here, from the more well-known fried chicken, kimchi pancakes, and marinated pork knuckles to the harder-to-find stir-fry octopus and marinated chicken feet stew. Pro-tip: South Koreans often order a soup stew such as kimchi or fish cake stew while they drink. It’s better for your stomach and makes it harder to get drunk.

Image courtesy of Hoo Pocha

Great For: Dinner with friends and colleagues

FYI: Hoo Pocha’s menu also features a list of classic school bentos from South Korea! Each bento features two to three classic lunchbox food like sushi rolls and cheese rice cakes.

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This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.