Jo Ju's owners bill their café as the home of the modern banh mi. (It seems to us there are many places that could claim that title, but we're not here to dispute that.) Their beef bulgogi ($5), thinly sliced rib eye with red kimchi and a spicy butter-mayo spread smeared on the baguette, recalls a steak hoagie gone Southeast Asian.
'bulgogi' on Serious Eats
This is just a slice of the diversity of Korean cuisine. You'll notice themes across the dishes: the simple pleasures of local and seasonal ingredients, blushes of heat from spice and fire, and above all, pride in food and of country. Take a look at some of the best bites: the bulgogi, the street food, and much more.
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