Hello Hannam Chain Del Amo Food Court Grand Opening!

Hello Hannam Chain Del Amo Food Court Grand Opening!

Earlier this year Hannam Chain Del Amo opened up in Torrance, California. The Korean market was a highly anticipated opening and lots of South Bay locals like myself was happy to welcome the new market offering fresh fruits, vegetables and Korean goods. This month Hannam Chain Del Amo opened up a food court in their market and brought even more (food) happiness to the Torrance. The new food court has currently three occupants: Paris Baguette, Kyodong Noodle and Goobne Chicken.

Paris Baguette

It’s a welcome sight to see Paris Baguette back in the South Bay! A few years back they had a lovely store in Redondo Beach, California and I loved their fresh bread offerings. Unfortunately the Redondo Beach location closed but I am happy to see them now in Torrance! My Hello Kitty Foodie recommendation here is their almond croissants. Yes; it’s another croissant crush recommendation. I love the huge, flaky buttery croissants topped with lots and lots of almonds.

Kyodong Noodle

Kyodong Noodle is also not new the South Bay as they have a location in Gardena, California. This eatery offers authentic Korean dishes such as Woolpong (White Seafood Noodle Soup) and Jjajangmyun (Black Bean Noodle). My Hello Kitty Foodie recommendation is the Black Bean Noodle. It’s like a Korean pasta with sweet and savory black bean sauce. The black bean sauce even has little chunks of meat in it.

Goobne Chicken

Last but not definitely not least is Goobne Chicken. This place is definitely a new favorite of mine. Goobne in Korean means “it’s roasting.” This eatery offers fresh roasted chicken in a variety of flavors. The flavors range from original to volcano. My Hello Kitty Foodie recommendation is the Galbi. The Galbi chicken is flavored with Goobne’s special sauce that is flavored with 10 different Korean domestic fruits and vegetables. I love the smoky, sweet taste.

Paris Baguette, Kyodong Noodle and Goobne Chicken are just the start of yummy eateries to come to Hannam Chain Del Amo. I am definitely excited to see what other places will open up.

For more smiles, please see my Yelp reviews on Paris Baguette, Kyodong Noodle and Goobne Chicken.

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Hello Von’s Chicken Torrance!

Hello Von’s Chicken Torrance!

Last December I found the most amazing place offering Korean fried chicken via Von’s Chicken Torrance. Von’s Chicken is located in Torrance Crossroads; a busy strip mall that also houses Home Depot and Von’s Supermarket (and no; there is no relation to the supermarket 😜).

The Korean fried chicken spot offers more than fried chicken though because you also have the option of getting oven chicken.

Their oven chicken was actually the very first thing I tried here and I instantly fell in love. For oven chicken; they offer eight different flavors. They have Roast Oven Chicken, Vons Special Sauce Chicken, Garlic Chicken, Padak Chicken, Red Burn Chicken, Soy Sauce and Black Vinegar Chicken and Boneless “SSAM” chicken.

I chose to get the Roast Oven Chicken

The Roast Oven Chicken comes with two side sauces; a honey mustard sauce and a sweet and sour sauce. Both sauces compliment the chicken very well. It gives either a little spice (if you use the honey mustard) or a little sweet (if you use the sweet and sour). The chicken itself was so tender and moist. The chicken with the sauce is very tasty and a true winner.

I was so impressed with the oven chicken; that a few weeks later I was back to try their fried chicken.

For their fried chicken; they’ve got six different flavors. One can choose from Crunch Fried Chicken, Crispy Fried Chicken, Crispy Soy Chicken, Crispy Padak Chicken, Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Cristy “Yang-Nyun” Chicken.

I chose to get the Honey Butter Chicken.

For the Honey Butter Chicken; one can get it with honey butter or cheddar. I ended up getting it with both the honey butter and cheddar and it was so delicious. One could definitely taste the honey at first bite. The chicken skin itself was so crisp! The cheddar gave it a nice additional texture too.

It wasn’t too long after that I was back again. (Hmm Yelp duchess right here ☺️). This time it was to try their Boneless “SSAM” Chicken.

Boneless “SSAM” Chicken is the Korean version of lettuce wraps. Instead of lettuce; they have radish slices to use as the wrap.

I absolutely loved this dish! I really liked the mix of flavors once the chicken and veggies were put in the radish slices. Similar to the oven chicken; this came with the honey mustard and sweet and sour sauce. These sauces really enhanced the flavors. It was a nice healthy and yummy dish.

Three times a charm and my three visits here have left me feeling so satisfied and happy! I can’t wait to be back again and hope you too will be able to check this tasty place in Torrance!

For more smiles; please see my Yelp Review on Von’s Chicken Torrance.