Flushing’s Myung San (162-21 Depot Road, Queens, 718-888-1245) is known for fermentation, Zachary Feldman learns when he stops in for this week’s review and dips into cheonggukjang, otherwise known as dead body soup. “When more than two tables order the soup — with its musty, rust-colored kimchi broth murky with bean paste and punctuated by cubes of semi-firm tofu — walking into the spare 26-seat space feels akin, at least olfactorily, to entering a shipping container that doubles as a poorly ventilated hot yoga class for Medieval Times knights,” he writes. “But then you take a deep breath, unsheathe your individually wrapped silverware bearing the restaurant’s name, and plunge spoon-first into a world of fermented funk.”
How was it? Check out this eye candy from Bradley Hawks, then head on over and read Feldman’s full review.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 16, 2014