Skin care and Korean food are two of our favorite things. Agree? Keep reading for the inside scoop on an exciting collaboration that melds the two worlds.
As the experts on K-beauty trends and products, we frequently get asked what our favorite Korean restaurants are. We’re spoiled by the fact that our HQ is located in the heart of New York City’s Koreatown, meaning we have numerous amazing options at our fingertips. But one restaurant that stands out among the rest is Her Name Is Han.
This top spot – named after owner Kihyun Lee’s mother – opened in 2015 and quickly became a crowd favorite; lines form for hours during peak dinner time.
Unlike more modern Korean BBQ restaurants, you won’t find any individual gas grills here. Instead, Her Name Is Han specializes in homestyle Korean food or “Korean soul food”. Soko Glam co-founder Charlotte Cho is a regular at the space, telling us, “It’s one of my most treasured escapes in the heart of NYC because of the nostalgia and comfort it brings to me through Korean comfort food.”
Some of our favorite dishes include dumplings, slow-cooked pork belly, kimchi pancakes with poached eggs (Insider tip: They even pierce the soft poached egg for you for an always entertaining Instagram moment), and bibimbap. And rest assured, there are plenty of delicious options for friends of all dietary preferences.
If you have any plans to visit New York anytime soon or are local to the tri-state area, we recommend stopping by ASAP because from now until May 31, there’s a limited-edition dinner menu that was created in partnership with one of our favorite skin care brands, Then I Met You.
There’s the Jeju Island Cocktail, inspired by Then I Met You’s periwinkle blue packaging, and Persimmon Passion Sorbet (pictured above), a nod to the Living Cleansing Balm.
And if you go and share photos of your meal on Instagram and tag @thenimetyou and @hernameishan with the hashtag #ThenIMetHan, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free Then I Met You Cleansing Duo ($68) plus $50 off a future visit to Her Name Is Han.