With enough visits to Chelsea Market, you slowly realize that lobster and crowds of tourists aren’t the only things you can enjoy there. Being both Korean and a lover of noodles, I had been dying to try Mokbar for the longest time; my experience there was on point.
I walked over to the group of shops midway through Chelsea Market – and despite the bustling tables and the rather small entrance area, they seated the four of us (my dad, mom, sister, and me) in a quiet, back corner with a long bar table. There was lots of light coming in through the windows, and although sitting in a row made it kind of hard to converse at first, I thought it was a pretty good seating situation for such a crowded area.
We ordered Fried Chicken and some Korean style dumplings to share. These are some of the smaller dishes – or what Koreans would call anju (snacks to eat with an alcoholic beverage).
And here are the main dishes that we ordered:
Mokbar offered so much more than what the word ramen usually brings up in my mind. I loved how classic, delicious Korean dishes were presented so beautifully and colorfully. If I were to introduce a friend to Korean food, this would be one of my go-to spots!
75 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
b/t Avenue Of The Americas & 5th Ave
Meatpacking District, Chelsea