Korean Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Five Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: Red Hook gets a Thai restaurant, chicken wings hit the Lower East Side in full force, and the Le Bernardin team opens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    This Weekend's Five Best Food Events

    Need a reprieve from sand and sun? Here are a few food events for those seeking something to do -- and for those interested in eating free crepes.

  • Dining

    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Chef Chris Cipollone: Don't Call Piora Fusion

    The media has made much of the Korean-Italian mash-up at the heart of Piora (430 Hudson Street, 212-960-3801), the West Village restaurant opened by Simon Kim and chef Chris Cipollone last year, but Cipollone insists that to focus on fusion is to miss the point: "We're a modern American restaurant," ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2013
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    July 18, 2012

    Food Gallery 32: Getting Chigae With It

    Wild adventures in a Koreatown food court

  • Dining

    February 29, 2012

    Coluck: Strange, Cheap, and Hidden

    An odd Hong Kong café lurks down an alleyway

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Behold, the Banh Mi Taco

    For this week's review, I went to two new casual Vietnamese spots in the East Village. The first, Sao Mai, offers your standard --though fresh and flavorful -- selection of Viet fare, including pho, bun, and grilled meat dishes. The other, Xe May Sandwich Shop, specializes in banh mi, but also off ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 25, 2012

    Elza Fancy Foods: Big Mash-Up in Brighton Beach

    Uzbek-Korean-Russian food, you say? Head on out.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Where Am I Eating? Here's a Clue

    OK, so everyone's guessed that I'm eating at a Korean restaurant, which is correct, but no one's named the spot so far. So here's a clue to help you all out with this week's Where Am I Eating?

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Let's Go, GoGo-Gi: Fast Food Meets Bibimbap

    In Koreatown, bibimbap -- veggies, chili paste, beef, and a fried egg served over rice -- often comes crackling in a stone bowl.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Robert Sietsema at Tertulia; Lauren Shockey at Hot Kitchen

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema tries Tapas at West Village newcomer Tertulia. He loves the piqueos, but advises against the main picks, as they seem "poorly executed." Lauren Shockey samples the spice of dining life with Hot Kitchen, an East Village Chinese resto. The only not-so-hot plat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Try Vegetarian/Halal Korean Food?

    Savagecorp / Flickr​Rob Z. Asks: I am fascinated by Korean food due to watching Korean dramas. I have made a dish or two at home but would love to try out an actual restaurant. I don't eat non-halal food but will eat fish and everything else that is not meat. And would love if it is cheap a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    KalBQ Offers Korean Tacos...When You Don't Want Atomic Wings

    Lauren ShockeyKalBQ's kimchi taco​We're big fans of multi-functional spaces. Why specialize in one type of service or food when you can do multiple ones? Banh Mi Saigon Bakery, for example - who doesn't want a jewelry store and a Vietnamese sandwich shop? So when we heard about KalBQ, a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Marja Vongerichten Talks Kimchi Chronicles

    RodaleMore than just kimchi​Until now, Jean-Georges was the Vongerichten with the culinary clout, but his wife Marja is getting into the fray with her new PBS television show and cookbook, the Kimchi Chronicles. The New York Daily News profiles her today, learning about how her desire for Kor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Summer Cocktail Pairing; Free Korean Food

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Marc Forgione with Bryan Miller 92nd Street Y in Tribeca Monday, July 25 at noon Former New York Times restaurant critic and food writer Bryan Miller interviews Iro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Arirang Kimchi's Got Plenty of Soul

    Duty, Heart & Korean Soul in a Jar: Arirang Kimchi from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo. In her latest Food Curated video, Liza de Guia trains her lens on Arirang Kimchi, the 30-year-old kimchi company whose jars of fermented vegetables are a staple of Korean markets all along the East Coast. Arirang, which me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Have an Interactive Date?

    flickr/jetaloneWhere's the beef? Right here.​Steve S. Asks: I want to impress my lady with a non-boring date. Something like Korean barbecue where it's not just the same old dinner. What are some interactive options for us? Dear Steve: I love interactive dates where you get to cook your own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Woo Lae Oak Is Closing After 12 Years

    ​Woo Lae Oak is the latest restaurant to fall victim to lease renegotiation: after 12 years at 148 Mercer Street, the upscale Korean restaurant will close its doors at the end of May.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Danji's Hooni Kim on the Importance of Being a Businessman and How He Unwinds After a Day of Cooking

    Photo courtesy Hooni KimHooni Kim, Business Man and Chef​Yesterday we spoke with Danji chef Hooni Kim about merging French culinary technique with Korean flavors. Today he shares his wisdom with young chefs who want to own their own restaurants.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Danji's Hooni Kim on Fusing French and Korean Culinary Traditions and Foraging in Central Park

    Photo courtesy Hooni KimWhere does the chef feast? Central Park, of course!​David Chang might be the best-known chef in New York City with Korean blood, but Hooni Kim is hoping that'll soon change. He's just opened Danji, a tiny restaurant serving a menu of traditional and modern small plates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Ask the Critics: Is It OK to Eat My Stinky Food in the Office?

    Wikimedia CommonsWill your coworkers enjoy the ambiance produced by your Korean fermented salted anchovies?​ For this week's "Ask the Critic," the Fork in the Road staff tries to answer a nagging, stinking question of our own: What's the proper etiquette for eating super-smelly food in an offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Momofuku Milk Bar's Kimchi and Bleu Cheese Croissant -- But Where's the Kimchi?

    Victoria BekiempisQueen Anne donated her Stilton​ Momofuku Milk bar's kimchi and bleu cheese croissant sounds like it should consist of an off-putting combo: pickled, vinegar-soaked cabbage and pungent, creamy curds tucked into the doughy recesses of a French pastry. But the problemo with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    The Kimchi Taco Truck Is Coming, With Youngsun Lee as Its Chef

    egg/FlickrKimchi, sans taco.​"When people talk about Korean food," Phil Lee says, "it's about kimchi or Korean barbecue." In two to three weeks' time, he hopes people will be buying both at the Kimchi Taco Truck. Lee, a longtime general manager for BR Guest, is launching the truck with Youngsu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    In Asian Food Truck News: Korilla to Peddle Korean BBQ, Malaysian Food Truck to Promote Malaysian Food

    thrillistKorean BBQ hits the streets.​Korean tacos have been something of a Holy Grail of food truck grub since the whole Kogi-coming-to-New York brouhaha of 2009. The new Korilla BBQ Truck might be just the thing to make us forget all about that mess. Thrillist is reporting that Korilla will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Mono Mono Unveils Itself, Plans September 25 Opening

    ​ From the ashes of the former Jeollado space on East 4th Street has risen Mono Mono, a Korean fried chicken joint promising both poultry and vinyl. The so-called Analog Music Pub and Eatery first made its intentions public at the end of August, promising on its website "the best Korean fried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Mono Mono to Bring More Korean Fried Chicken, Vinyl to the City

    ​It looks like the cavernous confines of the old Jeollado space on East 4th Street will soon be filled with the fumes of deep-fried poultry: according to plywood signage obscuring its facade, Mono Mono, a Korean fried chicken joint, will open its doors in the near future.

  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Mrs. Kim's: New Greenpoint Korean

    ​When River Barrel opened in Greenpoint in January 2009, it served that familiar brand of new American/gastropubby food--burgers, trout, duck spring rolls, truffle mac-and-cheese. Et Cetera. But when the chef quit, the owner, Lisa Kim, reportedly started adding her own Korean home cooking to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Saxelby Cheesemonger's Grilled Cheese Curd Sandwich

    Where curds and kimchi meet and mingle.​ For those of us who spent a certain portion of last summer consuming Anne Saxelby's grilled cheese sandwiches at the Brooklyn Flea, the news that she would not return for this season's market was cause for, if not mourning, then certainly disappointmen ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 22, 2010

    Takashi Lets You Grill Your Own Tongue

    The food is offally good at a new West Village Japanese-Korean spot

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Saxelby Cheese and MIL Kimchi Will Make Beautiful Fermented Music Together

    Say cheese.​Mother in Law's Kimchi's Lauryn Chun is not shy about pairing her fiery fermented cabbage with unexpected partners -- last November, she did a wine and kimchi tasting, and tomorrow, she'll collaborate with Anne Saxelby to pair kimchi and cheese.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Mother in Law's Kimchi's Lauryn Chun Introduces Fermented Cabbage to Fermented Grapes

    ​ Before she started making kimchi, Lauryn Chun made a living as a marketing consultant in the wine business. While those professions wouldn't seem to occupy much common ground, teaching people about wine gave Chun excellent training for educating customers about the Korean fermented and spice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    New Greenpoint Food Market Launches Saturday

    ​ We all know people who are obsessed with making their own jam, pickles, cakes, or kimchi for friends, but it's difficult to break into selling to the public--licenses and access to a commercial kitchen are hard to come by, and expensive. But the new Greenpoint Food Market, which will launc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Cookbook Tester: Quick and Easy Korean Cooking

    Left: Sauteed eggplant; Right: Spicy buckwheat noodles topped with boolgogi Quality, accessible, authentic Korean cookbooks are hard to come by. Ably filling that gap is Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee's Quick and Easy Korean Cooking, which just came out in March. It's filled with more than 70 recipes, most o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Recipe: Chef Ji Cha's Bibimbap

    New York chef Ji Cha grew up in her father's theater-district Korean restaurant and always knew she wanted to be a chef. She recently appeared on the current season of Hell's Kitchen, and was one of the most talented members of the woman's team, before an injury forced her to leave the show. Today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Fork in the Road Eats Korean BBQ in Flushing

    This week, my column is on Ga Si Ri, a charcoal Korean barbecue spot in Flushing. (Right now the picture that's up with the column isn't actually of Ga Si Ri.) I love this place, even though it seems that you can only get the kalbi (short ribs) grilled over the coals--everything else over gas. But t ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2009

    Queens 'Cue at Ga Si Ri

    A Korean charcoal-barbecue spot for pyro-maniacs and pork-aholics

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: QMart Korean Snacks

    A $4 box o'food: Tempura zucchini, spicy pickled green chiles, rice, veggies, omeletThere's an interesting row of businesses on the Horace Harding Expressway, which sandwiches the LIE near the Queens/Long Island border. Bagel Oasis is there, as well as a number of Korean barbecue places and Middle E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    New 'Fusion' Korean on St. Mark's

    Bon Chon Chicken, now available in the East Village, hooray Boka joined the St. Mark's Place yakitori and noodle row about a month and a half ago. It's owned by a Korean family (so says the very hurried woman who answers the phone and then hangs up on all other questions), but calls itself fusion K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    NY Best Markets: Han Ah Reum

    The Han Ah Reum Korean market on the 32nd Street Koreatown stretch is, as far as I have found, the best Korean grocery in Manhattan. (There's a bigger, better Han Ah Reum in Flushing, the neighborhood with the most delicious things per square mile.) The Manhattan Han Ah Reum branch manages to squee ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 9, 2008
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    May 27, 2008
  • NYC Life

    November 15, 2005

    Meals on Wheels

    Manhattan food carts for the drungry

  • NYC Life

    May 17, 2005

    Curse of the Kimchi

    Inside a crippling addiction to Korean pickled cabbage

  • Film

    April 5, 2005
  • Dining

    June 22, 2004

    Scrape and Eat

    From blood to blog in Northern Boulevard's Koreatown

  • Dining

    February 4, 2003

    Not Quite Utopia

    Just Like Chili in Flushing's Murray Hill

  • Dining

    November 16, 1999
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