ROGE’S CULINARY FIND IN NEW YORK CITY
Among the restaurants that left an impression on Jean Claude Roge during his whirlwind dining trip to New York is Yoon Haeundae Galbi. Tucked in the midtown Manhattan enclave known as K-Town (Koreatown), this contemporary restaurant with traditional roots is gaining recognition as a great place for Korean barbecue. You’ll want to add it to your “must-dineat list” next time you visit the city. Open since March 2018 in bustling K-Town, Yoon Haeundae Galbi brings a storied legacy to the neighborhood. It’s an offshoot of the original Yoon Haeundae from Busan, South Korea—an institution that has been around since 1964, spanning two generations. Run by Bobby Yoon, the grandson of the original owner, the restaurant specializes in Korean barbecue, and specifically short ribs prepared via the “Haeundae Cut.” A special technique created by Bobby Yoon’s grandfather, it tenderizes even the toughest of meats, making the grilling experience unique to Yoon. Besides tasty Korean barbecue specialties, Yoon offers the Busan Neighborhood Pancake. A savory appetizer for two, the scallion pancake is made with a gochugaru (chile) batter topped with a slightly sweet bulgogi beef, shrimp and egg. The restaurant is a contemporary reinterpretation of the original location. Diners can choose from Korean dishes with a modern flair or the barbecue offerings, which are prepared right at guests’ tables for an interactive experience. 8 West 36th St., New York; yoon-nyc.com
Clockwise Galbi’s Yoon Haeundae from short top: rib dumplings; Busan Neighborhood Pancake; marinated short rib; Sirloin Bulgogi; Bobby Yoon, owner of Yoon Haeundae Galbi in New York’s K-Town; fresh short rib with the Haeundae Cut.