Cheap Eats 2017: Gom Ba Woo

Cheap Eats 2017: Gom Ba Woo
Photo by Scott Suchman.

Barley tea—hot or cold—is the first thing to greet you at this gracious, homey spot. The restaurant specializes in comforting stews and meat medleys, such as a pile of modestly spicy stir-fried pork and kimchee. Dumplings and seafood pancakes can be found on nearly every Korean menu, but here they’re more than obligatory staples. A dozen dumplings served in a steamer are fat with pork and scallions, while an extra-thick seafood pancake comes hot on a cast-iron plate, giving it nicely crisped edges. Also good: Tofu and grilled kimchee; sul leung tang, bone broth with rice and noodles.

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