My mom sent me pictures of dinner foods that she made and these pictures remind me of her foods. I miss my mom’s dishes as well as Korean foods. Fortunately, there are a lot of Korean restaurants in New York so whenever I crave Korean food, I can just walk to West 32nd Street and have decent Korean style meal. Today, I wanted to share some of good Korean restaurants in New York I like the most.
First, my favorite place to eat authentic Korean food is place called Cho Dang Gol in 55 West 35th Street. Every time I go to Cho Dang Gol, I feel like I am in Korea eating my mom’s food because they are using homemade fresh ingredients. I like this place because I can feel time and effort they put onto make the food while I’m eating. Cho Dang Gol’s unique menu that you can’t find at other restaurants is bean curd dreg. Bean curd dreg is one of my favorite tofu dish. Everyday they make the stew with fresh soybean curd so it tastes fresh and has deeper flavor. Also, side dishes what we called banchan are remarkably high quality that remind me of home. If you want to try unique and healthy Korean food, check this place out.
Whenever my friends and I miss Korean BBQ, we always visit Jongro BBQ in 22 West 32nd Street (If you are not familiar with Korean BBQ, click here for detailed explanation from what it is to how to eat it.) I like this place because they have fresh meat and various different meat selections with reasonable price. Also, the theme of the restaurant is 1970s in Korea so everything in this restaurant is decorated as 1970s. You will find waiters wearing old school uniforms, old retro style signs and old music. Themed atmosphere makes me as if I time traveled and eating the most delicious meat at the same time.
Finally, Korean dessert place I like the most is place called Grace Street in 17 West 32nd Street. Grace street seems regular café but Ho-Ddok, which is Korean style pancake filled with honey and nuts makes this place special. Ho-Ddok here is so good that I like Grace Street’s Ho-Ddok better than that of in Korea.
Have you ever tried any Korean food before? If you have, what is your favorite Korean food?