Brooklyn, NY 11222
Village Voice's Description
Named after the owner, this restaurant serves both traditional and non-traditional small and large plates, including pa jun (savory pancake), bi bimbap, the kim dog (homemade sausage with kimchi and gochujang), Korean fried chicken, and hangover stew, otherwise known as sundubu jjigae. We particularly liked rice cakes in spicy sauce--pleasingly chewy, sprinkled with sesame seeds and sugar snap peas. And although you've got to pay for the banchan (the array of small appetizers that are usually free), you'll be glad you did. The platter of pickled is cured vegetables are made in-house. The garlicky, chile-heavy sesame leaf is particularly good, as is the spicy celery.
Tips from foursquare
The pork buns 😍😍
Great bloody marys. Love the smoked salmon plate and the home fries here.
If you don't get the kimchi you are a charlatan and a fool.
Come for brunch to avoid the Greenpoint weekend crowds, and if it's not brunch-time, definitely order the spicy rice cakes.
Favorites: Bibimbop, fried chicken, hangover stew, dark and stormy. Brunch recs: Eggs benedict, florentine, and avocado + home fries. The bloody mary is amazingly spicy.
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