NYC’s Koreatown: Top 5 Korean Dishes & Where to Get Them
Ranked 23rd of the 50 world’s best foods by CNN in 2011, bulgogi is a pan-fried beef dish marinated with pear juice, red wine, soy sauce, honey, scallions, garlic, sesame oil and black pepper. This dish is usually served with a side of leafy vegetables such as lettuce, sesame leaves or spinach, which is used to wrap a few slices of the bulgogi, eaten with ssamjang, a commonly used condiment to add spice and flavor to meat, rice and vegetables. Bulgogi was originally a traditional dish prepared specifically for royalty or the upper classes, since meat was expensive at the time, yet today, it is a prominent dish available to all, regardless of class. It is often served in Korean barbecue restaurants and available in pre-sliced raw form in Korean groceries. A popular restaurant for bulgogi in NYC’s K-town is Miss Korea BBQ, a Korean restaurant known for its spectacular menu and specials. Not only is the restaurant famous for its special meat selection, but it also is acknowledged for its authentic Korean setting – the interior decorated with traditional Korean drawings as well as majestic designs.
Miss Korea BBQ, 10 W 32nd St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 594 4963