Best for Korean noodles: Mokbar

May 6, 2016

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011; 646-964-5963


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 jjigae — the latter a bowl of noodles topped with sausage, pork belly, bacon, kimchi, tofu and Spam. All bowls can be topped with poached eggs, which makes everything better.

What do order: Soybean biji ramen, bibimbap ramen, Mokbar wings.