Short Stories: Esther Choi’s Cooking Revelation

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 a barrage of egg orders. Then, one day, the line cook didn’t show up for work. Hear what happened next in this vignette from one of our favorite emerging chefs of 2015, in this video shot at Mokbar.