Korean Street Eats, a brand new destination for the iconic street foods of South Korea, is almost ready to make its debut in Carrollton.
The new restaurant at 2625 Old Denton Road, Suite 812, is a project of owner Eugene Park, who’s spent time in the kitchen at spots like Edoko Sushi and Robata at Richardson’s CityLine development. For Korean Street Eats, Park saw an opportunity in between all of the Korean barbecue restaurants, boba tea spots, and bakeries to open a restaurant focused specifically on these classic dishes.
“This is our comfort food. It’s like New York, you have to walk everywhere and that’s why street vendors are so popular. It’s a very hustle-and-bustle lifestyle, and these dishes allow people to eat while they’re walking or taking the subway to work,” Park says. “We are inspired by the energy of the street food style.”
As far as the menu is concerned, diners can look forward to dishes like skewers loaded with fish cakes, street-style ham and cheese toasts, and tteokbokki (spicy stir-fried rice cakes). Gimbap, or nori-wrapped rice rolls filled with veggies and protein, will also be a fixture on the menu thanks to, randomly, golfers. “Korean people love to golf,” Park says. “What they do is they order gimbap and take it with them for a long day of golfing.”
Park held a “soft opening” for Korean Street Eats on May 29, but plans to continue tweaking the restaurant and its menu in the coming weeks before a big grand opening that’s currently in the works for July. He’s planning to extend the space’s food preparation area so that diners can see their dishes made right in front of their eyes, along with making changes to upgrade the kitchen.
Stay tuned for Korean Street Eats’s official “grand opening” date — set for later this summer.