The first American location of South Korea’s oldest KBBQ restaurant is coming to New York City’s Koreatown. Sam Won Garden Artisanal Korean Barbecuehas signed a lease for a three-level, 10,000-square-foot space at 37 West 32nd St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, the Post reports. The tabletop Korean barbecue restaurant was founded in 1976 in Seoul as Korea’s first
Korean barbecue — tabletop marinated grilled meats with loads of complimentary banchans, or side dishes — is a one-of-a-kind, sizzling experience perfect for rowdy groups and dates alike. Here in New York, several spots even have private karaoke rooms, are open 24/7, and offer uncommon options like live octopus. Here now, a guide to NYC’s
A Korean cafe and gastropub called Space Mabi has opened in the East Village at 67 First Avenue at Fourth Street with a menu of coffees and pastries during the day and Korean food and drink at night. It serves dishes like a spicy beef rice cake dish, a Korean seafood pancake with shrimp, and something called a bulgogi pizza roll,
Before Jeju Noodle Bar came along in September, avid noodle watchers could have believed that the New York City ramen scene had reached a point of, if not saturation, at least diminishing returns. High-functioning Japanese chains such as E.A.K., Ichiran and Ippudo had established beachheads. Ivan Orkin, Joshua Smookler and other chefs were having their way with the genre, following the trail of noodles left more than
Though a graduate of culinary school, chef Esther Choi says she’s never had a mentor. “There are some journeys you just end up taking by yourself,” she says. Indeed, the one-time pharmacy college student found a love of cooking and restaurants all on her own, waiting tables at a Japanese restaurant in her hometown. She went on to
A new restaurant opening Thursday evening combines the classic American steakhouse with classic Korean barbecue. Cote, run by Simon Kim, an owner of Michelin-starred Piora in the West Village, will be a “Korean steakhouse,” as the team has dubbed it, offering both the experience of Korean barbecue with prime cuts of beef and some steakhouse
Suji Park is the founder and CEO of Suji’s Korean Grill and Food Dreams Made Real, dba Suji’s Korean Cuisine. Suji was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea before moving to New York City. When she returned to her native country she brought American food products with her, opening a New York style restaurant while
Perry, the founder of New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City street food. A lot of vendors toss around the word “Asian fusion” whether it’s earned or not. They put Asian food in a small or large tortilla and call it a Japanese taco or Chinese burrito. Kimchi Taco Truck (KTT)
PALISADES PARK, N.J. — Sitting naked in a two-feet-deep, ice-cold pool, Ángel Meléndez, 24, a track coach, stretched his left leg so that his thigh was flush against his abs. Across the room, William Leung, 23, a banker, sat in a steaming and overflowing hot tub. Elsewhere in the building, Olivia Wright, 22, a teacher,
Eater LA editor and host of Eater’s exploration into Korean cuisine Matthew Kang steers his hunt for homestyle Korean cooking through the doors of Her Name is Han, a slightly hidden gem just south of New York City’s Koreatown. Watch the video above for a look at a few recipes made just as well (or nearly so) as mom or grandma used to.
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On this episode of Ready. Set. Jo! I’m back in my old stomping ground of K-Town, visiting a new Korean gastropub that does things a little differently than the rest of what you see on West 32nd St. Meaning 5-3-1 in Korean, Osamil is a play on their address 5 West 31st Street, near 5th Avenue.
Psst… there’s a beer-y nice treat at the end!
5 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001
Special thanks to Phil & Dickie at Phatt Features, Chef David / Jae / Mokwoo / Nathan / Gelo / Al and the entire OSAMIL family. Much love!
Disclaimer: “Ready Set Jo” beer special expires November 30, 2016. Please drink responsibly 😉
Seoul (AFP) – The Michelin food guide unveiled its first Seoul edition on Monday, with two upscale Korean restaurants receiving the coveted three stars, but recognition also for a humbler diner serving vegetarian temple food. A total of 24 restaurants in the South Korean capital received Michelin stars, reflecting the city’s ambitions as a fine-dining
If you’ve ever gone clubbing in Bushwick over the past couple of years, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve encountered Greem Jellyfish. The 20-something Korean producer and performance artist is a fixture on N.Y.C.’s underground electronic music scene; she’s part of techno trio Dust, and regularly DJs at nights including Purple Trax. But above all, she dances, often wrapped in tendril-like materials that make sense of her name, and never without an aura of infectious joy. Tonight she’ll DJ and perform at the opening of a new art exhibit called Dreamlands at the Whitney, and to mark the occasion, she’s made a hypnotic video for her recent track “Shattered.”
“I created the song ‘Shattered’ after feeling shattered by a broken heart,” Greem told The FADER over email. “Dancing freely like a jellyfish was my way of overcoming the pain of a broken heart, it was almost like my medicine. For the listener, I want them to imagine they are floating in the water connecting to the hypnotic sound of the vocals as ‘Shattered’ resounds over and over.”
Watch above, and read on to get to know the enigmatic artist a little better.
How did you get your name, and what sparked your affinity with jellyfish?
In my work, I reflect my cross-cultural identity as a Korean from Seoul living in New York. Even as I travel globally, my identity is hybrid, never fixed. I adopted the surname “Jellyfish,” because I come from a mixed family of many names, often feeling as an outsider and a misfit. I find freedom in the symbol of a deep sea creature that roams about, fluidly, transient; its very form made from the same water in which it lives.
Can you please tell me a bit about the art exhibit you’re performing at?
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 is an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art organized by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz. I’ll be DJing for the private opening reception. The title refers to science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft’s alternate fictional dimension that can be accessed through dreams. The exhibition connects different historical moments of cinematic experimentation via video installation, sculpture and 360-degree camera projected against a cardboard geodesic dome. Some of my performances are inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet from 1922. Schlemmer’s costumes and collaborative experimental theater work felt like it could have been my own personal dream world. I imagined singing hypnotically, dancing with weird creatures in costumes of various colors.
Why do you value dreaminess in your music and performance — and how do you try and achieve it?
Dreaminess gives me an outlet to create and relax from the mundane daily life, school, home, and work. Dreaming allows me to escape the sadness. By creating experimental dance music and costumes, I create a journey from this reality into a dream world. Through dance and play, my friends and I can release, relax, and let our imagination take hold.
Katherine Oh grew up working in her family’s restaurants. Now, the Maspeth resident has struck out on her own to open The Green Street LIC, a paleo-friendly Korean barbecue joint that officially opened in Oct. 6. Located at 10-39 47th Rd. in Long Island City, the restaurant is tucked in between two- and three-story homes.