Mokbar is a tiny Korean ramen shop in Chelsea Market, and you have to know where to look to find it. The long counter is lined with chairs where customers sit and watch the action in the kitchen, while the team dances the elaborate choreography common to all kitchens in a space replete with flavors, aromas, and steam. Mokbar combines traditional Korean flavors with fresh Japanese ramen noodles, creating a unique experience. Chef and owner Esther Choi introduces a typical Asian custom of eating noodles on the go by selling her dishes as take-out. Dinner is offered at the counter. Some of the most popular dishes are delicious fried crispy ho cakes (pancakes stuffed with pork belly) served with Mokbar’s own orange kimchi sauce they make fresh every day, and,they have kimchi “kimchijigae” ramen with kimchi bacon broth, stewed kimchi, and braised pork and scallions, preferably topped with poached egg and pork belly.
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, Phone: 646-964-5963
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