Been trying to cut down on the starch as of late and have discovered that Korean food is the ideal Asian fix, when the mood strikes. Yes, I adore me some Bibimbap and the requisite Korean Seafood Pancake -- but truly lust after the fantastic BBQ and all those lovely Banchan.
What are Banchan? A whirlwind of little plates of pickled vegetables, seasoned vegetables, spicy vegetables, and stir-fried fish-focused goodies. The mother of all Banchan? The steaming hot, puffy, bubbling mini-cauldron of Egg Custard.
So. Damn. Good.
My last Korean fare foray took me to Murray Hill, Queens and the 24-hour Hahm Ji Bach for a meat-filled, Banchan-festooned feast. Go. Schlep thee to Murray Hill, Queens. It's the real deal. And, in a pinch, hit one of the fancier Korean BBQ hot spots in Manhattan's Koreatown. Any which way, you'll thank me.