Korean Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    SooWoo Bringing Teppanyaki, Korean/Japanese Cuisine to South Beach

    If the name SooWoo sounds familiar to you, it's likely you've visited or heard about the Korean/Japanese restaurant's former location in Doral. But come the end of October, a revamped, sleeker SooWoo will open on Washington Ave. in South Beach. Along with Korean dishes like bulgogi (thinly sliced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Drunken Dragon Fires Up Trendy Korean Barbecue in South Beach

    The waiter says he can't leave the ripping-hot, onyx-colored stone bowl on the table. There's some kind of legal/insurance issue. Someone might get burned. He has to spoon its contents into serving bowls and take the hot pot away.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The Dutch Celebrates Three-Year BBQ Summer Series, Invites Chefs to Cook a Feast in Backyard

    BBQ Wednesday's are coming back for the third year in a row to The Dutch and there are some new surprises on the grill. The series, dubbed Bourbon, Beer and Cue, is heating things up by moving the feast outdoors to the W's charming Grove courtyard. Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon has also decided to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Shokudo in Buena Vista: Skip the Kalbi

    In honor of the Korean New Year on January 31, we decided to stop by Shokudo in Buena Vista. Located in an old bodega on Northeast Second Avenue, it's usually a crowd-pleaser and offers up a mixture of delectable street food that can cure cravings for Asian cuisine. We ordered the kalbi ($18). As p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Drinking Room: A Cocktail Pop-Up By Giorgio Rapicavoli at Hotel Astor

    Back in March, Eating House's Giorgio Rapicavoli announced he was planning a cocktail lounge next door to his Coral Gables restaurant, named Drinking Room. Rapicavoli has decided to introduce his beverage concept the same way he did his wildly successful Eating House -- with a pop-up. This time, ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Gabose, Best Korean Restaurant in South Florida, Looking to Open in Miami

    Korean cuisine is all about the heat. "If a soup's not bubbling, then it's not fresh," explains Fred Kim, co-owner of the fabled Korean barbecue restaurant Gabose in Lauderhill. "I've probably generated some scar tissue on my tongue. We have a high tolerance to really hot liquid. It tastes better t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Gabose in Lauderhill: Best Korean Restaurant in South Florida

    The beef tongue arrives raw and slivered, its flesh marbled with strips of fat. You cook it on a wire grate over charcoal, which burns crimson in a pit on your table. In seconds, the meat turns from pink and slick to charred and shriveled. "It's too hot," exclaims the waitress at Gabose in Lauderhil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Michelle Bernstein Lists Her Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Michelle Bernstein will drive for food. The James Beard Award-winning chef of Michy's ventures north to Lauderhill for Korean barbecue, down to South Miami for Middle Eastern fare, and east to Bal Harbour Shops for Japanese cuisine. Here, in her own words, are her favorite restaurants in town.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    The Dutch BBQ Tonight: Talkin' Kimchi and Barbecue

    In Korea, every meal includes from two to twelve side dishes, also known as banchan. The most important and well-known of all is kimchi -- spicy pickled cabbage. It is the national dish of Korea. One restaurant in Miami that we know of goes through 60 cabbage heads a week. Meet executive sous che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Shokudo Serves Asian Street Food In Design District

    When Shokudo owner and general manager Yoko Takarada decided to lease the old bodega on Northeast Second Avenue in Miami's Design District, she first had to clear out the guy living in the back. That defines Miami's Design District -- fine-dining restaurants and stores with $20,000 couches sitting j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Wynwood Supper Club at Lester's Tomorrow Night

    This Tuesday night at 7:30, Lester's will team up with Gypsy Kitchen for another installment of the monthly Wynwood Supper Club. For July, it's all about Korean barbecue and Asian-inspired dishes prepared by Kris and Amit from Gypsy Kitchen. The menu has been paired with a selection of both white an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Everyday Charms Shows the Magical Lives of Female Artists

    Artist ​and curator Jillian Hernandez is showing how women take the ordinary and make it extraordinary at her group show Everyday Charms screening at O Cinema. Though, she says there's no specific gender component to the exhibition, all the artists happen to be women. The videos she's chosen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Best of Miami 2011: Best Food Truck

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.​Best Food TruckDim Ssäm à GoGoVarious locations in,

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Sakaya Kitchen Burger Brunch: A Meaty Affair

    All photos by Laine Doss Burger Brunch at Sakaya Kitchen served a multitude of meat.​Yesterday's Burger Brunch, held at Sakaya Kitchen, was one meaty event. Thirty lucky individuals were treated to a buffet of Asian-inspired breakfast items like kimchi grits, kimchi scrambled eggs, roast po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Curator Dean Daderko Will Demonstrate the Art of Kimchi

    Nagyman from Flickr​Did you ever wonder when the day would finally come when you, yes you, would be able to make kimchi from scratch, by yourself? Perhaps not, but for some foodies and aspiring chefs, the spicy Korean condiment sounds like a welcome challenge in the kitchen.Spring Break, the nomad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Sakaya's Super Bowl Sunday Spread To Go

    The Super Spread​"Not your father's Superbowl menu" is how Richard Hales describes the array of catered foods he is offering for pickup this Sunday. And it's true: Not a nachos in sight. Instead, for $130 you can feed 8 to 10 people on "the best of" Sakaya Kitchen. Included in the package:

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Gabose's Korean Barbecue: Asian Food South Florida Needs

    John ZurCharcoal grill at Gabose​The experience of Korean barbecue is distinct. And Gabose, of Lauderhill, is the only Korean restaurant in Broward, or Miami-Dade County, that affords its guests the opportunity to cook their own food over a charcoal grill. Gabose was started ten years ago. Curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Dim Ssam a GoGo All Set To Go-Go

    Lee KleinCall it geeran jim, or gyeran jjim, or spicy eggs & tater tots​"Munch and move on!" is the motto, which is just what we did last night at the brand new, ready-to-roll Dim Ssäm á GoGo truck. The groovy foodmobile was parked in front of its anchor, Sakaya Kitchen, but pretty soon it'l ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Weekend Blog Watch: Alta Closina, More Dim Sum, Texas Fries, The Caymans, Momofuku, and TV

    South Miami's Alta Cocina is closed, closed, closed. [PowerRankings]Another report from Hakkasan dim sum, words and pictures. [Gagit]French Fry Fairy finds pretty good fries at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. [FFF]Michael's local cabbage kimchi production in the Caymans. [GenuineKitchen]Frodnesor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Soup is Good (and Warming) Food

    You may have noticed that it's colder than a witch's teet outside. I mean, I really enjoy these few months where flip flops and Bermuda shorts aren't required attire lest you suffer heat stroke, but come on... 40s? That's not what I signed up for, folks. So last night, feeling frosty and miserable o ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 18, 2007

    Peninsular Puzzle

    Myung Ga’s Tofu and BBQ is a mystery worth solving

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Ask the Food Critic: Where Can I Find Korean Fried Chicken?

    Hi Lee: Long time reader, first time writer. Any chance there is a good Korean Fried Chicken place in Miami? I hope you have a suggestion. Thanks and happy eating, Sarah in South Miami Sarah-- I called the three Korean places that I know of: Myung Ga Tofu and BBQ, in Weston (954-349-7337); Kore ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of June 21, 2007

    "Miami has lost a premier shooting facility. What a pity!"

  • Restaurants

    May 12, 2005


    Kyung Ju Restaurant

  • Dining

    December 9, 2004