Written by: Rich Terepak Sr.
Date: May 23, 2013
Hae Paulâ€™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.
For a special Motherâ€™s Day event recently, they served prime beef, which Iâ€™m told was such a success they may start offering it on a periodic basis. Now thatâ€™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.