Chef Esther Choi of NYC’s Mokbar pairs Portugal’s signature white wine with japchae Jenny Adams February 2, 2016 Marked by good acidity and brilliant citrus, Vinho Verde wines hail from the Minho province, making the most of Portugal’s wet, northwestern soils. Vinho Verde has solidified its personality among the other wines of the world as the friendly sip that [...]
Mokbar’s Esther Choi Digs Budae, Says Korean Food is Much More Than BBQ, And Proves in a Tour of Queens by Joe DiStefano 01/13/16 11:09pm Esther Choi’s grandmother taught her to love cooking and eating Korean food. She’s been in the restaurant business since she was 14. She also loves Korean food in Queens whether [...]
Short Stories: Esther Choi's Cooking Revelation Richard Martin December 28, 2015 Long before Esther Choi was operating the perpetually packed Mokbar inside NYC's Chelsea Market, she was the daughter of diner owners. Between college and the real world, Choi found herself living at home, marveling at the efficiency of the line cook as he handled [...]
December 8th, 2015 by Total Food Service Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality - See more at: http://www.totalfood.com/articles/top-women-in-metro-new-york-foodservice-hospitality#sthash.J3eP4Gcu.dpuf We're honored to have Chef/Owner Esther Choi included in the "Top Women in Metro New York Foodservice & Hospitality" List for 2016! FROM THE PUBLISHER As we celebrate 25 years of publishing TFS-TOTAL [...]
The Ladies of Let's Get Greedy Review our Bulgogi Sliders on Youtube. Dec. 24, 2015
December 14, 2015 The Pants 2015 Wrap-Up- The Ghosts of Meals Past Best bite: Esther Choi’s Ho Cakes We are having a serious Asian infatuation this year, kicked off by our introduction to Korean food from Chef Esther Choi at Mokbar. While her kimchi and ramen get a lot of play, she won us over with [...]
Chef's Tour of Koreatown Queens - Find. Eat. Drink. Nov. 10, 2015 Go off the beaten track to Flushing, Queens with chef Esther Choi of Mokbar. She takes us to the restaurants where the insiders go for Korean food and tells you the best dishes on the menu to order.
NOW, YOU CAN SLURP YOUR WAY TO SEOUL POSTED BY MINNIE KIM ON OCTOBER 13, 2015 Throughout NYC, Japanese ramen has been all the craze. From Harlem to Prospect Heights, shops that sell these slurp-worthy bowls can be found on every street corner. However, Korean ramen remains relatively untouched. Winning the Village Voice Reader’s Choice Best New Restaurant in [...]
We're thrilled to receive the highest rating for Noodle Shops with a "26" rating for FOOD on the 2016 Zagat Guide for NYC!
By Justine Ma / Sept 1, 2015 NY Yoga Life Magazine