Korean Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Roosterspin Brings Mono Mono's Korean Fried Chicken to New Jersey

    Mono Mono owner Mihae Cho has been busy since a two-alarm blaze shuttered her East Village Korean fried chicken and classic jazz coop 17 months ago. After resettling in Jersey suburbia, she's just opened Roosterspin (251 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ; 908-233-7333) opposite the railway station ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    A Taste of Michelin-starred Jungsik's French-inflected Korean Fare

    For this week's review, I took the Long Island Railroad out to Auburndale, Flushing, to sample Gap Soon Cho's Korean home cooking at Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens; 718-888-1245). The matriarchal chef delights guests with the funky, fermented soybean soup known as cheonggukjang, colloquially r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    A Taste of the Return of the Momofuku Ssam

    It's hard to think of a New York restaurant that has so purposefully put itself through more alterations than Momofuku Ssam Bar (207 Second Avenue, 212-254-3500). Launched as a Korean burrito joint in 2006, David Chang ditched the fast casual concept a year later in favor of a more freeform, dressed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Korean Naengmyun, Spectacularly Served in a Bowl Made of Ice

    Keeping your noodles cold and refreshing The night before last I had the pleasure of dining with Matt Robard, one of the critics who participated in the new Korean Restaurant Guide: New York. This publication of the Korean Food Foundation, an arm of the Korean government, is available as a free pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    What Do Chefs Eat at Work? From Pig-Head Pozole to Cheese Steaks, Notes on Restaurant Staff Meals

    This week's review is of Cocina Economica Mexico on the Upper West Side, where Pedro Hernandez Perez was put in charge of a Mexican kitchen after winning over David Bank and the Land Thai team with the family meals he prepared, inspired by his hometown of Puebla. To celebrate good family meals (the ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Hanjoo Provides Koreatown-Style Cheap Lunch in the EV

    Piping hot and brought to the table bubbling, the squid and crab soup is a formidable lunchtime feed. Korean restaurants can be rather expensive, and a dinner at one of 32nd Street's barbecues will run as high as $50 or more per person if you really want to satisfy yourself. But nearly all the big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Where Should I Take my Office for a Group Dinner?

    Could you suggest a restaurant to take my team at work for dinner? We're a group of semi-adventurous eaters (ten people; two of us are vegetarians). We're looking for a place where we can get a couple of drinks and food for $75/person. Oh boy, it can be stressful to organize dinner for a big group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Kristalbelli Creates Smoke-Free Korean BBQ Grilled On Crystal Slabs

    Korean barbecue is great for those into long strips of marinated meat, but the downside is that you're often left reeking of meat and smoke. Kristalbelli, owned by Korean pop mogul Park Jin-Young of JYP Entertainment, is changing all of that with grills made with 99.9% natural crystal slabs. The s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    GO Burger's Olympic Menu: Tempura Samurai Burger Fish and Chips Sandwich

    In honor of the Olympics, GO Burger is launching an eclectic globally inspired menu. Each burger is going for $16 a pop. Here's the menu: The Gold Medal (USA) Burger, BBQ sauce, frizzled onions Poutine Burger (Canada) Parker House bun, beef patty, french fries, GO Burger sauce, shredded cheddar c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Coluck; Lauren Shockey at Sao Mai and Xe May Sandwich Shop

    Robert Sietsema wanders around the Chinatown Arcade and samples some Chinese-fusion café fare at Coluck: "Well, they'll feed you cheaply and copiously with foods that seem like a merging of neighborhood Chinese and the cooking of a culinarily challenged English mom who, strapped for time, pulls a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Ask the Critics: Where Can I Have a Karaoke Birthday?

    Rebecca V. asks: My birthday is coming up and I want there to be both karaoke and tasty food involved. Where should I go? Dear Rebecca: Karaoke and good food always make for an entertaining time, though most of the karaoke spots that I've been to have less than stellar food, if they serve grub at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Asiadog Opens! Fusion Hot Dogs Abound...and Maybe the First Asian Corndog?

    Lauren ShockeyNot Your Typical County Fair Fare​Asiadog has been a Brooklyn Flea staple for a while now, but as of today, it has a bricks and mortar location (albeit a wee one) in Nolita. Given our love of all things Asian and most things hot dog related, we had to swing by and grab lunch on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Certain Parts of Queens Are Looking a Little More Like Certain Parts of Brooklyn

    Salt & Fat​It was only a matter of time (and rents) before this happened, but little bits of Queens are starting to look like little bits of Brooklyn.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Posts of the Week

    'Tis Friday afternoon, and thus time for a look back at the week that was: Danji's Hooni Kim talked about Korean food, being a businessman, and how he relaxes after cooking all day. Our 10 Best In-Store Dining Experiences. Tacos Morelos has brought tacos placeros to Williamsburg.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Angelo Sosa Shares His Vision for Social Eatz (Hint: It's as Much About the 'Social' as the 'Eatz')

    bravotv.comAngelo Sosa, the second time around.​The first time we sat down with Angelo Sosa, he had just debuted his now-defunct Asian sandwich shop, Xie Xie, amid the thick of the banh mi craze. Now, nearly two years later, we chat with him again as he prepares to debut Social Eatz, an Asian- ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 2, 2011

    Mono+Mono Jazzes Seoul

    A new East Village spot puts a spin on Korean fried chicken

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Steve Cuozzo Hates Everything About New York Dining

    New York PostSteve, go take some happy pills​The New York Post's Steve Cuozzo is at it again, this time with a rant about all the things that bother him about New York City dining. Specifically, he gripes against restaurants that don't take reservations, restaurants that do take reservations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Crazy for Chicken? Not So Much

    Lauren ShockeyWings of desire...not quite​After reviewing Mono Mono, our love of Korean fried chicken was rekindled, and so we made a point today of stopping by Crazy for Chicken (121 Ludlow Street, 212-529-2740), a newish bird joint that's oddly housed inside Ramen Kuidouraku. Crazy for Chic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Need a Hangover Helper? Try these Restaurant Dishes

    healtynews.comDon't spend the morning feeling like this!​ New Year's Eve's approaching. That single evening of fun and booze which results in a terrible hangover the next day. Everyone has his own cure, from drinking pickle juice to simply drinking more booze. Yesterday we told you how the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Danji; Goodbye to Benito's One Restaurant

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Benito's One Restaurant has been evicted from its Little Italy space and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with some $481,000 in liabilities. [Crain's] La Bonne Bouffe in the East Village ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    New York Tops Writers' Best Meals of 2010

    Who doesn't love NY?​ No one needs to tell us that The Big Apple tops the charts when it comes to eating. But for additional proof that it's the best city for dining, Gadling has rounded up some food and travel writers' best meals from 2010. New York takes the cake!

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Rebe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ... Chan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    South Korean Fried Chicken Goes Racist

    It's hardly a step away from the imagery some American right-wingers have used lately, but you don't quite expect it from a fried chicken commercial. Here's KyoChon, makers of that delicious Korean fried chicken, instructing you on what to do if you happen to run into some black people. They're sca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Amanda Cohen Chats About Her New Menu, Diners Who Photograph Their Food, and the Demands of Lost Fandom

    Photo courtesy of Dirt CandyAmanda Cohen​ As the chef and owner of Dirt Candy, Amanda Cohen has over the past year and a half done more to promote the cause of vegetarian cooking than a slew of lascivious PETA commercials could ever hope to, simply by cooking vegetarian food that actually tast ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2010

    Fry and Fry Again at Izakaya Moku

    Japan invades Koreatown, armed with gizzards and Coors Light

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Incredibly Cheap Eats: Bulgogi Sandwich at Sukarak

    ​Salted away in a U-shaped strip mall in the eastern area of Flushing known as Murray Hill, Sukarak is a Korean snack shop and lunch counter that isn't afraid to fuse Korean and American food, with a little Japanese thrown in for good measure...

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Persimmon's Website, Phone Are Kaput

    Has Persimmon closed? The website is down and the phone is off the hook at the seasonal, prix-fixe Korean restaurant, which won a voracious following after Momofuku alum Youngsun Lee opened it in May 2008. In his one-star review of the East Village restaurant last August, Frank Bruni wrote that it " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    The Early Word: Mantao Chinese Sandwiches

    When Tribeca's Province Canteen closed, many were disappointed--not because the place's mantao sandwiches were as traditional as they are at, say, Andy's in Rego Park, or as impeccably sourced as the those at Momofuku, but because the place offered a wide range of flavorful, spicy, unusual sandwich ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008


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    March 26, 2002
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    April 24, 2001

    Cheap Chow Now

    Romance, Vegetarian, Breakfast, Late Nights, Group Dining