Korean food lovers, it’s time to rejoice! The amazing Hanjoo – complete with its unique grills made of CRYSTAL – has opened an outpost in the East Village! Not that it’s not worth the trek out to Murray Hill (the Queens version), but knowing that such delicious food is a mere hop-skip-jump from my apt and not a $30 car service ride makes the experience even more awesome.
The thing I ALWAYS get (that I suggest you also get) is the Do-Ya-Ji – basically a platter of assorted pork belly to grill, both thick- and thin-sliced, fresh, green tea, bean paste and garlic. Bring friends – it’s definitely meant for about 4 people. And apparently, grilling the meat on crystal not only makes it taste delicious, but also has health benefits like strengthening your immune system, restoring cells and purifying your blood!