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New York City: BAK Korean Kitchen

on September 28, 2011

BAK Korean Kitchen & Craft Beer Hall @ 11 E 13th St between University Pl & 5th Ave

I visited David at work in East Village one night and decided to grab some dinner across the street afterwards. It was a relatively new restaurant. There was not alot of people when we walked in, but the atmosphere was nice and spacious. Service was friendly and attentive.



Miso Soup, kimchi, potato salad, bean sprouts were the side dishes or banchann served before the actual meal. Miso soup was generic. Kimchi was good. I didn’t care for the bean sprouts, but the potato salad was the best side dish served. Seasoned well and addictive.

BAK - Kimchijeon

BAK – Kimchijeon

Kimchijeon is a relatively easy appetizer pancake to make and it is a very popular dish to order. Made with crispy rice flour, spicy kimchi and scallion. It is usually served with a side of soy sauce for dipping.

BAK - Bulgogi Bibimbap

BAK – Bulgogi Bibimbap

Bibimbap is another popular rice dish in a hot stone pot. An assortment of pre-cooked seasonal vegetables (spinach, cucumbers, carrots, nori, bean sprouts) sits on top with marinated beef bulgogi and an over easy egg. Sesame oil and soy sauce are drizzled on top as well. Gochuchang, a hot pepper paste is usually mixed in for an optional taste at the table. The rice is usually crispy on the bottom from the hot stone pot. The beef bulgogi is marinated well in this dish. David ate the whole pot of food. I don’t usually order bibimbap because it gets me full too fast!

BAK - Kalbi

BAK – Kalbi

I almost always order a meat dish with a side of rice. The marinated sliced Kalbi grilled with onions, carrots, peppers, scallions, and pine nuts was absolutely mouthwatering. Beef was juicy, tender and marinated well. The pine nuts was the special ingredient that helped pulled in the flavors and textures. It worked really well with the rest of the ingredients.

– Charmin Bear J


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