Interview w/Chef Esther Choi (Video in Korean) – Part 2

Part 2 of Korean Broadcasting System's (KBS) Documentary on Korean food entrepreneurs in NYC. Includes Chef Esther Choi of Mokbar. In Korean.

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Interview w/Chef Esther Choi (Video in Korean) – Part 1

Part 1 of Korean Broadcasting System's (KBS) Documentary on Korean food entrepreneurs in NYC. Includes Chef Esther Choi of Mokbar. In Korean.

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The World’s 50 Best – Five of the Best Korean Restaurants in NYC

Best for Korean noodles: Mokbar May 6, 2016 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011; 646-964-5963 mokbar.com Classic ramen at Mokbar Korean-style ramen, anyone? Merging Korean and Japanese cooking traditions might sound like a political minefield, but chef Esther Choi does this beautifully with what is more a noodle-centric take on classic Korean dishes like kimchi and budae [...]

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Mokbar Comic

June Kim's Doodlog http://junecomix.tumblr.com/post/139405923058/mokbarsporks

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5 NYC Restaurants for a Wonderful Lunar New Year Feast

February 5, 2016, Erin Levi NYC is going bananas for delicious specials — from mandoo ramen to scallop wontons to longevity noodles — that are being offered at local restaurants for Lunar New Year. February 8 kicks off the Year of the Monkey — you probably know it as “Chinese New Year,” even though the [...]

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Vinho Verde Takes On South Korean Favorites – Part 3 (Sashimi Bibimbap Recipe)

We set Portugal’s best-known wine up on a date with South Korea’s popular Bibimbap Jenny Adams February 4, 2016 If Portuguese Vinho Verde wines had a celebrity spokesperson of the moment, it might be Alvarinho. Grown in many parts of northwest Portugal and Spain (where it goes by the name Albariño), this popular white varietal [...]

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Vinho Verde Takes on South Korean Favorites – Part 2 (Eumuk Fishcake Fritters Recipe)

Lovely Loureiro flirts with Korea’s fishcakes Jenny Adams February 3, 2016 New York chef Esther Choi pairs Korean fishcake with Loureiro. (Photo: Jenny Adams.) When it comes to wine, the Portuguese generally eschew the likes of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes found so commonly around the world for their own options. The winemaking region [...]

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Vinho Verde Takes On South Korean Favorites – Part 1 (Japchae Recipe)

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 [...]

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7 Questions for Mokbar’s Chef Esther Choi & Tour of Queens Korean Restaurants

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 [...]

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Short Stories: Esther Choi’s Cooking Revelation (Video)

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 [...]

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