Video: One of the best new Korean restaurants

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Bean Table is featured in this gorgeous episode of the new Arirang series “Semipermanent.” This is a show that highlights expats in Korea, and it’s definitely a positive sign in Arirang’s new turn in programming. It is not so much awkward government propaganda (as my show, you could say, was). It’s an actually nicely produced mature program.

And they featured Bean Table!

My friend Sarah Lee introduced me to Bean Table (review and map here) on my birthday this year. I was blown away. That was also the day we decided to do a pop-up restaurant together. Remember that?

And they featured Sarah Lee!

Some people have asked why we haven’t done another pop-up restaurant lately. As you can see from the video, Sarah apprenticed at Bean Table, and she’s about to open an outlet of Bean Table in Los Angeles. She’s returned to the States.

Also featured are food writer Meagan Mastriani, talking about the Chinese food culture in the Daerim neighborhood where she lives. They also go to the Moroccan sandwich shop Casablanca.

Great show. Stick around for the credits.

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4 thoughts on “Video: One of the best new Korean restaurants”

  1. Joe – thanks for the post and the positive words.

    On Bean Table your review couldn’t be truer as it is probably the only restaurant I’ve been to with a young chef which is actually going cutting edge Korean food!

    I keep meaning to talk to you to ask… where the hell else for good young Korean chefs cooking good Korean food? Is there anywhere or do we all need to go to LA/ NY?

    I am absolutely stumped. I think every other chef is cooking “Western”.

    Tom

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    • I’m on the look out for some. Im Jung Sik (Jung Sik Dang), maybe, but it’s more Ferran Adria Spanish school influenced Korean food. But he does make it tasty. Kwon Woo-jung of East Village is doing good work.

      Reply
  2. Joe – thanks for the post and the positive words.

    On Bean Table your review couldn’t be truer as it is probably the only restaurant I’ve been to with a young chef which is actually going cutting edge Korean food!

    I keep meaning to talk to you to ask… where the hell else for good young Korean chefs cooking good Korean food? Is there anywhere or do we all need to go to LA/ NY?

    I am absolutely stumped. I think every other chef is cooking “Western”.

    Tom

    Reply
    • I’m on the look out for some. Im Jung Sik (Jung Sik Dang), maybe, but it’s more Ferran Adria Spanish school influenced Korean food. But he does make it tasty. Kwon Woo-jung of East Village is doing good work.

      Reply

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