Monday, October 5, 2009

Travel to Korea without leaving NYC!


One of the greatest perks of living in Manhattan is the vast array of ethnic communities. You can sample a different cuisine every day of the week and find hole in the wall restaurants and markets on just about every street corner. I ventured over to Korea town located on 32nd street between Broadway and 5th Avenue. While it is a fraction of the size of Korea town in Los Angeles, it is bustling! We enjoyed a hearty meal at Choong Moo Ro located at 10 w. 32nd street. We ordered Chicken Bimbimbop, Tofu Seafood Stew, and the Pa Jeon (Korean scallion pancake.) While the restaurant is a bit pricey, the savory flavors and the excellent service were well worth it.


Assorted kimchis


Pa Jeon

We topped off the meal at Choong Moo Ro with a trip to Han Ah Reum, the main Korean supermarket. We found some amazing sweet treats, the best being the corn ice cream bar. It had real kernels of corn and was delish!


Corn ice cream bar

All in all, it was quite the experience, and a great alternative to buying a plane ticket and dashing off to Seoul.

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