An Adventure in Korean Food

So the other evening I met a group of friends at Atoboynyc.com, a Korean restaurant which is located 43 E. 28th Street.

I must admit that the inside decor looked as sparse and as industrial as the front door so I had no clue what the adventure would be about.

So here’s the inside.

Here is some art.

 

So what was the food like???

Actually it was very interesting.  The way that the menu is set up is that you can select 3 dishes,1 from each section and the cost is $36.00.  That $36.00 also includes a bowl of either white rice or seaweed rice.

So from the top part of the menu I chose Scallops with Jicama and Gim.

Seriously, I had no clue what this would taste like but actually it tasted like a very light version of cold-herring and the seaweed crackers (Gim) were a perfect compliment.

From the second section of the menu I ordered Sunchoke (which is like a potato and prepared and eaten as a root vegetable) which was combined Oyster Mushrooms, Black Truffle and fresh orange pieces.

This dish was absolutely delightful.  It was like eating thin slices of potatoes, with mushrooms and combined with the taste of the Black Truffles and fresh oranges was really great. But it was the very low key kind of mustard sauce which added to the symphony of vegetable flavors and was a really great add-on.

And then the dish from the third section of the menu was Chicken with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce and Garlic.

So it was really the spicy Peanut Butter Sauce and Garlicky Flavor that highlighted this Korean version of Southern Fried Chicken, only a heck of a lot lighter and combined with that Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce was pretty great.

So if you’d like an adventure in Korean food I totally recommend Atoboy. The food did not disappoint!!!

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