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!
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August 25, 2015 ABOUT Julie takes rapper Rekstizzy and her cousin August to Mokbar (먹바)—a hot spot for modern Korean cuisine located in New York’s Chelsea Market—where they meet chef and owner Esther Choi. In true Korean fashion, they serve each other shots of soju and chow down on some of Mokbar’s signature dishes as [...]
HEATHER SCHULTZ on August 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm South Korea’s latest food fad involves fame-hungry Koreans live-streaming their binge eatingexperiences and chatting with their online viewers. Known as mokbang, this new phenomenon has loosely influenced the name of a Korean ramen noodle restaurant called Mokbar in New York City. In May 2014, 28-year-old chef and owner Esther [...]
New York City 2015 July 27, 2015 From a hot-sauce sommelier to a food-truck trailblazer serving up social justice, this year’s crop of young food-world talent is making us feel ridiculously unaccomplished. In our fifth annual list to date, we also honor a Smorgasburg mozzarella master who’s (quite literally) blowing up the street-food game, [...]
Published on Aug 3, 2015 Esther Choi is chef-owner of mŏkbar, a busy Korean noodle bar located in Chelsea Market that serves unique versions of ramen and “anju” — dishes that Koreans like to pair specifically with beer and soju. Why an extensive anju menu? Because Koreans are masters of both eating and drinking. One [...]