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#16 porkwah

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:26 PM


Also, it would be good to have soda alternatives to Dr Pepper.


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Posted 29 August 2006 - 05:31 PM

Why Dr Pepper? And so much of it?

As a cultural anthropologist my observations of the Korean people tell me the preferred drink is Fanta, pronounced "pentah".
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#18 Josh Karpf

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 06:59 PM

Friday's meal was pretty good. There are three items on the menu, (1) the ssam wrap, (2) steamed buns, and (3) a big salad served w/ lettuce leaves for cradling the ingredients. Each is available w/ some ingredient variations.

We had two orders of steamed buns, one with pork and one with chicken; neither meat had much flavor but it was perfect carb/carnivore comfort food. The pork tasted like pulled roasted pork, nothing unique -- it was made Asian w/ the addition of hoisin or pureed-kimchee sauces. The ssam is indeed a trendily named burrito, as my Mexican-American companion noted with pride. We got it with the main ingredient of juicy shiitakes, which were rich in flavor. The salad was very fresh, and included corn for sweetness.

No wait in the evening but I'll bet it'll be packed for lunch. Great corner location and a soothing ambience thanks to all the dark, horizontally planed, sharp-edged wood. Even sitting in the middle, you can see orders being filled Chipotle style from behind the glass and steel counter.

They could do better than the quietly playing rock music, though. Maybe Asian covers of western pop? I enjoy hearing that in Chinatown restos that charge half as much and have almost no western-style ambience.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:40 PM

I've been and had ssam as well as the rice bowl, one with chicken, one with pork. It was fine, not the berkshire beef slices as at the original location but well prepared.

I'm waiting for the raw bar and the cheese they promise to be coming.

It's better conceived than the orig in terms of logistics but I couldn't get too excited. At least not yet.
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:56 PM

I went today for lunch and greatly enjoyed the pork rice bowl. It was served with bacon black beans, sauteed cabbage, coleslaw made with Kewpie mayo, kimchi paste, and ssam sauce, whatever that is. However, I can't quite understand why the bowl is $4 more than the wrap--it didn't seem if I got that much more food than my friend who got the wrap.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:13 PM

I went for an early dinner and had the Berkshire pork wrap/burrito and it was very good, skipped the Dr. Pepper and had db beer. The rice bowl also looked very good but I didn't realize at the time it cost $4 more. Regardless I think I will try it next time.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:27 PM

I went for an early dinner and had the Berkshire pork wrap/burrito and it was very good, skipped the Dr. Pepper and had db beer. The rice bowl also looked very good but I didn't realize at the time it cost $4 more. Regardless I think I will try it next time.


I've had the shitake rice bowl and the pork rice bowl - both were enjoyable. I don't like cole slaw so I got the pork rice bowl without it. Because I rejected one of the ingredients in the pork bowl I found the shitake rice bowl more to my liking because there was more variety of flavors in the dish.
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#23 Wilfrid1

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:44 PM

I went for an early dinner and had the Berkshire pork wrap/burrito and it was very good, skipped the Dr. Pepper and had db beer.


I hope Chef David is reading the Vile Soda thread.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:28 PM

http://eater.com/arc...late_n.php#more

I am so there.
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#25 Wilfrid1

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:33 PM

Er... but that's so much more extensive and interesting than the regular menu. Why can't they serve it before 10.30?

I am puzzled, as ever.
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#26 omnivorette

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:35 PM

Hmm. Well it's certainly a way to keep the place full late. Less turnover with that late menu though.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:36 PM

http://eater.com/arc...late_n.php#more

I am so there.


I'm not a ssam fan, but that lineup sounds awesome.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:37 PM

Oh, that sounds very,very tempting.
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#29 lovelynugget

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:43 PM

Somewhere I read that he is having a special chef's table, one seating at 8pm, 4 seats only at the table near the kitchen. Tasting is prepared by David, his chef from Momofuku, and one other. I forget where I read this and I can't seem to find it. I wish David would come and talk about what he's got planned.

#30 Daisy

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:55 PM

I saw that, too. Grub Street or Porkchop Express?
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