Let's Go, GoGo-Gi: Fast Food Meets Bibimbap
Bibimbap or bust!
In Koreatown, bibimbap -- veggies, chili paste, beef, and a fried egg served over rice -- often comes crackling in a stone bowl.
The pick -- said to mean "mixed meal" -- can also be served cold, and GoGo-Gi's approach shows that taste has nothing to do with temperature.
At this Korean takeout restaurant (3908 Broadway), a $9.99 order features plentiful scoops of green beans, mushrooms, onions, carrots, zucchini, spinach, bean sprouts, and smoky-sweet ground beef -- along with an egg and small cups of kimchi and hot sauce -- over steamed rice.
The resto's no-frills approach is quite pleasing: cool yolk, spiced meat, and earthy veggies blend with the starchy simplicity of the rice, making for a robust -- and unique -- main plate.
The selection, available daily at this Upper Manhattan newcomer, feels fresh and quite filling -- and doesn't have the over-refigerated vibe of so many pre-packed Asian delicacies.
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