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The Seven Best Restaurants in Koreatown, New York City

Koreatown (sometimes known as Little Korea) has quickly become one of the must see foodie destinations in New York City. It is centered on 32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue and it is located near the Empire State Building and Herald Square. Many of the restaurants here have become very popular and they offer…

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November 17, 2017

Highlighting the Best of Korean Cuisine in New York City

Korean cuisine can often be confused and unfairly grouped together with Chinese and Japanese cuisine; however, Korean cuisine has its own unique flavors, twists and specialties. Here are some of the defining dishes in Korean cuisine and our recommendations in New York City on where to try them. Bibimbap is a Korean dish with rice and chili pepper paste often served with an egg (raw or fried) and sliced meats. It is a staple lunch in Korea. Our recommendation for bibimbap: Woorijip – 12 W 32nd St Woorijip is a popular Korean lunch buffet/ cafeteria in the heart of Koreatown. You can try all sorts of Korean goodies for an affordable price. Also if you are in a rush, they sell delicious packed, ready to eat bibimbap that is very convenient for $5-7. In Korean barbecue restaurants, you can…

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January 18, 2013

The Best Thing I Have Ever Eaten in NYC: Han Joo’s Grilled Pork Belly

Han Joo is a popular Korean BBQ restaurant in Flushing, Queens and about two weeks ago their St. Mark’s Place branch opened up for business. Han Joo is perhaps best known for their cold arrowroot noodles with mixed vegetables; however their grilled pork belly is the best thing I have ever eaten. To start the pork belly is grilled at your table by your server and it is quite the experience… it’s all about the smell as it cooks and the sound of the sizzle. The pork belly itself is not overly seasoned nor overly marinated as its natural flavors do not need to be masked. It is simply high quality meat, grilled until it is super crispy. One unique option is a pork belly rubbed with green tea. Who would have thought that off all things a green tea…

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October 26, 2012