If you’re hungry and anywhere near the Bowery today or tomorrow (Tuesday February 3rd and Wednesday February 4th) between 4 and 10 PM, you HAVE to give Robert Cho’s Kimchi Smoke Barbecue pop-up a taste! Located on 10 Kenmare street, Kimchi Smoke is offering meaty delicacies that qualify as both decadent and ginormous, and from what I’ve sampled of the menu, I can say it’s a must-try!
The “Big as Godzilla Kalbi” certainly lives up to its name. For $30, you get a delicious slab of meat large enough to feed a small family (I thought it was a hunk of mastodon or something when I first saw it-) that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor. Prepare for a smoky, spicy, charcoal-grilled rampage on your tastebuds!
I also adored the Chonut, a new addition to the menu that I find easy to love yet difficult to describe. Eggs, bacon, and cheese on powdered sugar brioche suggest a breakfast sandwich, but a hearty helping of brisket makes this an epic sandwich for any occasion–a veritable explosion of gooey, umami flavors with the slightest hint of sweet.
Robert Cho operates his own pop-ups and food trucks around the New York-New Jersey, and I look forward to seeing what else his culinary imagination concocts. I hear he does a fried chicken ramen…. and my devoted readers know just how much I love fried chicken and ramen!
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