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City Strip Mall Dining at Cafe 33 Orient in Albany Park

Chicago Titus Ruscitti 4 comments

Albany Park has everything from Korean and Mexican to Middle Eastern. It's one of the city's larger melting pots, and the restaurant options can be a little overwhelming if you're just driving around trying to pick a place. I decided to go with my gut instinct on this one. More

Don't Miss the New Dumpling Stand at Joong Boo Market

Chicago Mike Gebert 10 comments

Joong Boo Market just got a little more accessible, with the opening just a few weeks ago of a dumpling stand next to the entrance. In the tiny metal and glass booth, a couple of cooks turn out exactly three items, all priced at $2 each. More

Lunch in the Loop: Searching for Korean Food at K-Kitchen

Chicago Dennis Lee 5 comments

As I passed by the food court near Clark & Lake again, I noticed a new bright green awning advertising a place called K-Kitchen, selling Korean food. "This is the food of my people!" I thought. "If I don't go in, I'll bring shame upon myself for not supporting my heritage." So I stepped in and I was suddenly reminded about why I never go in. More

20 Korean Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 2 comments

While this list is by no means complete, these are 20 dishes that get us excited about Korean food in Chicago. More

Tackling Two Different Bibimbaps at Smalls and En Hakkore

Chicago Mike Gebert 3 comments

This is a tale of two radically different versions of the same dish, the Korean bowl of rice, vegetables, meat and egg. Is one right and one wrong? Or is it all good? Let's find out. More

TGI Fry Day: Fried Chicken Wings at Joong Boo

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

There's no real reason these chicken wings from Joong Boo are so good, but I crave them like a five year old binging on yesterday's Halloween candy haul. More

Big and Meaty Korean Chicken Wings at DAK

Chicago Mike Gebert Post a comment

Other dishes here are decent, but this is really a one-dish spot—clean and bright and well run. Good fried chicken. No waiting. More

Eat This Now: Fire Chicken at Dancen

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

There's not much from the road that would convince you to give Dancen a try, let alone that it'd have something on its menu as fantastic as fire chicken. More

A Sandwich a Day: Sesame-Chili Shrimp Banh Mi at Del Seoul

Chicago Molly Durham Post a comment

Thanks to the delicately breaded and fried shrimp, it's lighter than most banh mi I've tried. The menu says this one doesn't have the Korean red pepper aioli, but it was totally on mine and I count as a victory. More

Snapshots from Seoul: 8 Must-Eat Foods

J. Kenji López-Alt 15 comments

Korean food is simpler and homier than, say, Japanese food, though the two cuisines do share some characteristics—the combination of sweet and savory flavors, plenty of seafood, and lots of grilled and simmered dishes. Check out the eight dishes you can't leave Seoul without eating. More

Susie's Noon Hour Grill in Chicago, Where Syrup Meets Chop Chae

Chicago Michael Nagrant 3 comments

If Edward Hopper were Korean, he probably wouldn't have modeled his famous Nighthawks painting after a Greenwich Village diner. Rather, he might have considered Susie's Noon Hour Grill in Chicago's Rogers Park. Susie's doesn't have much neon but there's... More

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