Working in the travel industry, I have an opportunity and obligation to see the world. Though most of my travels last only a day or two at a time, I manage to swig an espresso (or three) and get on with the party. Follow me as I shamelessly devour the foods of the land, (over)indulge in the local beer and wine, and discover new cities with old friends.
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I have been obsessed with Korean
BBQ ever since I recently tried it for the first time at Kang Suh in NYC’s
Korea Town. Since it’s open 24 hours I get cravings at all hours of the night.
Pork Belly, Kalbi, Kimchi, and Garlic
My first time, I got Kalbi (short
ribs), pork belly, and tongue. It’s cooked by the server on the tabletop grill.
Also on the grill was garlic, jalapenos, and kimchi. The meats are complemented
by several small side dishes: kimchi, shredded potato, jalapenos, onions,
zucchini, rice, dipping sauces, etc. All of which can be mixed and matched,
then put into a lettuce cup. We also got a cold buckwheat noodle soup called Naeng Myun with beef, egg, and pear. It was an unusual experience sipping on ice-cold broth, but it still
tasted very good. To wash down all this food, I enjoyed hot sake, Hite
Korean beer, and Sapporo Japanese beer.
Various side dishes
Hot Sake and Sapporo
On other visits I tried the
staple Korean dish, bibimbap. It consists of a bowl of warm rice with mixed
seasonal vegetables on top, and a cracked egg. Then chili pepper paste is added
and everything gets stirred together for a delicious rice mixture.
If you ever get the chance, stop
in to Kang Suh. The staff is very welcoming and willing to explain the process to
newcomers. It’s worth a visit for lunch, dinner, or even a 4AM post-bar snack.