Thursday, July 3, 2008

San Soo Kap San (산수갑산 )

This truly is one of the greatest Korean restaurants outside of Korea. Before yesterday evening, it had been quite a while, but once again, as always, I was extremely satisfied with the high quality food and service. Whatever you order here, you can be sure that it is of the highest quality. It's 24 hours and my favorite part about it is the banchun (반천), or side-dishes, that compliment each and every meal (at no extra cost).

Banchun are probably one of the cooler features that sets Korean culinary fair apart from other Asian cuisine. Some form of banchun is included with virtually all Korean dishes, regardless of the retaurant, but Sam Soo Gap San has one of the biggest, best and most delicious spreads. The banchun at San Soo Gap San could easily stand on their own as a meal, but they're just the sides that have to make way for the main dish.

As far as I know, there are two branches of this famed Korean restaurant, possibly even three: one on Union St and 39th Ave. in Flushing and one further out towards Bayside on Northern Blvd. (there might be one in Midtown but I'm not sure about that). I prefer the one on Union.
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Here's the menu posted at New York Magazine.
Good food, a little pricey, but a bit more affordable than the reknowned Kum Gang San.

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