Chelsea Market mainstay Mokbar had made its move to Brooklyn near Barclays Center with Korean home-style food.
Chef and owner Esther Choi will still offer her signature Korean-inflected ramen dishes but will expand into jip bap meals (“jip” meaning house and “bap” meaning rice, and more generally, “food”). The dishes are meant to be individual, rather than communal, with a protein-centered dish accompanied by smaller vegetable dishes. The offerings include Kalbi Jim, braised short rib marinated in soy sauce, sesame oil, spices, and Asian pear; Samchi Jorim, salted mackerel simmered in spicy soy sauce with daikon radish; and Kimchi Jaeyook, thin slices of spicy pork and caramelized kimchi.
Another section of the menu focuses on anju, essentially dishes meant to be eaten alongside drinks, such as the Ho Cake—a savory version of a traditional sweet street food in Korea, filled with pork belly and served with kimchi hot sauce. The restaurant seats 60.
212 Flatbush Ave. (at Bergen Street)
Near Barclays Center, Brooklyn