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Ramen Bar Mokbar Brings The Flavors And Culture Of Korea To NYC

Experience the taste of Korea at Mokbar where you can enjoy everything from hearty ramen to small plates

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Specializing Korean ramen and small plates, Mokbar - which has a location in Chelsea Market and in Brooklyn - was founded by Chef Esther Choi who was driven by her passion to introduce the traditional flavors and culture of Korea to New York City. Mokbar combines traditional Korean soups with fresh ramen noodles to create a hearty bowl that is guaranteed to satisfy all appetites. The changing menu highlights seasonal, fresh ingredients picked from places like the Union Square Greenmarket or the Korean markets in Flushing.


Rich gochujang (spicy chili paste) pork broth is complemented by tender braised pork, spinach, bean sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, scallions, and nori in this wonderfully hearty fan-favorite.


Taste the warm, rich roasted ginger chicken broth paired with moist pulled chicken, cucumber, and garlic chive kimchi for an extra kick. It's like having a satisfying bowl of chicken noodle soup...except much richer and more delicious.


Vegans - rejoice! You can experience the deliciousness of Mokbar with the Vegan "Doengjanjjigae" Miso. The broth is made out of kombu doenjang soybean broth reminiscent of rich miso soup. Lightly fried tofu, spinach, bean sprouts, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, and crispy potatoes complete the dish.


This saucy, brothless ramen highlights tender ribeye "bulgogi" marinated in soy sauce, and includes seasonal kimchi, scallions, and poached egg, and topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. You get a choice of rice or ramen noodle.


One of the most popular Korean dishes, Bibimbap is a healthy entree with an ensemble of seasonal vegetables, such as bean sprouts, spinach, pickled daikon, shiitake mushroom, daikon kimchi, and cucumber. The dish is served with housemade gochujang dressing. Mix it all together for that irresistible bite!


In addition to ramen, Mokbar has delicious, shareable snacks like Tteokboki and Mok Wings. The Tteokboki features crispy rice cakes sauteed in brown butter with bacon and minced pork in spicy gochujang sauce. The dish is topped with pickled white kimchi, cilantro, and nori.


This mouthwatering snack will make you re-think chicken wings. The Korean fried chicken have much crispier skin with super moist, juicy center. The Mok Wings come in two flavors: spicy housemade gochujang or mild bulgogi.

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