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Sobban Korean Southern Diner

1788 Clairmont Rd. Send to Phone
678-705-4233 | Menu
The link between Southern American and Korean fare --- starting with a fondness for pork --- shapes the menu at Sobban Korean Southern Diner.
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Sobban Korean Southern Diner Restaurant Review

: Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor, who own popular Heirloom Market BBQ in Smyrna, have continued their theme of “Southern-and-Korean-meet” at Sobban, which they describe as a Korean Southern diner. Lee says a “sobban” is a “small, ornate wooden table used for humble meals during the Lee Dynasty,” (1392-1910). Try the kimchi deviled eggs for a good take on how this melding of cuisines is going to proceed. The kimchi is made in-house, of course. Fried Korean chicken wings would make a good starter for a table to share. We also like the pork belly, crisp and sweet from the surrounding fat, to be dipped into a slightly sweet pecan-studded "ssam" sauce. The accompanying miso mousse sets a new standard for what tofu can do. Keep in mind that the menu changes daily. Desserts are inspired by Korean street treats based on shaved ice (wait 'till you taste this version of crispy rice). The short wine list offers very sound choices, and there are other alcoholic quaffs as well. This establishment, housed in a former Arby's, has expanded to accommodate 80-90 guests.

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