Hae Paul’s Dishes Up Korean Fare In Downtown Columbus

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hae Paul's Korrito. Photo by Mollie Lyman

Hae Paul’s Korrito. Photo by Mollie Lyman

Hae Paul’s was formerly known as Natalie’s but changed their name to avoid confusion with the coal-fired oven pizza spot in Worthington.

Hae Paul’s is brought to you by Chef Paul Yow and his wife, Hae Ran.

Paul had been delighting folks with his wonderful creations at Barcelona for years, but decided to take the plunge and open his own place at 79 S. Fourth St. which is just south of the downtown YWCA.

He and his wife, who is of Korean heritage, are cranking out some great stuff from a broad range of cuisines. As they start out they are open for lunch only Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 3 pm, but lunch and dinner are served Thursday to Saturday.

Starters include Mung Bean Cakes, Fried Calamari with kimchee tartar sauce, and Green Pea Dip. The Korean Bulgogi is terrific and so is the sometimes-special of Soy Glazed Sea Bass on mung cake over romaine dressed with a spicy red pepper aoli. That aoli is also wonderful on their Pulled Pork Sandwich served with sweet potato fries.

Hae Paul's Korean Bulgogi

The Korean Bulgogi. Photo by Mollie Lyman FornixPhotography.com

For a special Mother’s Day event recently, they served prime beef, which I’m told was such a success they may start offering it on a periodic basis. Now that’s a varied menu!

They have a beer and wine license and soon will open some outdoor sidewalk dining for some out of the ordinary lunch time adventures downtown.

More information is available at hae-pauls.com.

Hae Paul's Pulled Port Cake. Photo by Mollie Lyman  FornixPhotography.com

Hae Paul’s Pulled Port Cake. Photo by Mollie Lyman FornixPhotography.com

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The senior Rich Terapak has been the resident restaurant reviewer for WOSU 89.7 for more than 15 years. He has taught cooking as a hobby for over 35 years, first with Jim Budros and for the last 30 plus with Steve Stover. (All of whom are amateurs, but zealots none the less.) Rich has been involved in menu planning for countless charitable events for decades and has often cooked for them as well. He has served as chair or honorary chair for several food related events, most recently as chairs with his wife, Roberta, along with his son and daughter–in-law, Rich and Cindy, for the granddaddy of them all, the CORA Food and Wine Gala for 2012. In his professional life Rich is a partner with the law firm of Porter Wright in Columbus and co-chairs the Health Care practice there.