Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kunjip

Last night, I dragged Mabel to a debate between Levy and Zizek at the New York Public Library. It was extremely entertaining. Zizek was more eccentric than I could have imagined, and he was largely misunderstood. Levy seemed pretty classy at first, but he was sneakily passive-agressive. And the moderator was sullen for most of the debate since Zizek ended up hijacking the entire night. Anyway, it went over 2 hours and both of us were starving afterwards. We walked down to Kunjip for dinner.

It was our first time there. Kunjip seems to be the go to place for a lot of New Yorkers, so we figured we might as well try it out.

It was packed, even at 9:30 on a Tuesday night. We only waited 5 minutes for a table, but I was still surprised. The crowd was fun. I like the energy of the place.

I got Gal Bi Tang which is a short rib soup, and Mabel got Soon Doo Boo. Everything was just fine. Solid Korean food. Decent Ban Chan. And good service. At a Korean restaurant. Good service!

What Mabel likes about the place is one of the waitresses. We were waiting for rice. I think they were making a new batch. When it was finally coming out of the kitchen, one of the runners gave rice to the people next to us even though their food wasn't out yet. I was raising my hand to say something when behind me this waitress starts yelling at the runner, in Korean, "How can you give those people rice before these people? Look, these people have been waiting for the rice. What are you doing? Bring them their rice! And give them more Ban Chan!" She was hilarious and awesome. We got our rice and a refill on our Ban Chan. We love this place.

Kunjip Restaurant
9 W. 32nd St. (btn Broadway and 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

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