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Hagi sake bar

By Maangchi

Last Friday I went to Hagi sake bar which is located on 152 West 49 street Manhattan, NYC. They serve beautiful and delicious food along with sake. We had to wait for 1 hour to get seats! It was full of customers, most of them Asian. Here is what I had:

They serve sake in a “box” if you ask for it. It generously overflows into the saucer. After drinking out of the box, you should pour the rest of the sake from your saucer into the box to finish it. This sake was 7 or 8 dollars.

Raw tuna, with the outside just a little seared. The rest was raw, though. For me the taste was so-so.

This one is interesting. This is daikon radish salad with small fried anchovies. It was really delicious.

This one is fried chicken, and tasted good.

This is kimchi okonomiyaki, which is a kind of pan-fried pancake. When I ate this, I missed my thin Korean kimchi pancake.

This restaurant is recommendable, and not too pricey. They gave me generous sake, so I gave them a generous tip! :)

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2 Comments:

  1. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted September 11th, 2008 at 11:08 am | # |

    Emily,
    yes, you can make kimchi pancake using chopped kimchi instead of other ingredients such as chives, green onions..etc. Make it thin and crispy. It will be very delicious. I am going to post the video recipe someday,too. Thanks!

  2. Emily
    Posted September 11th, 2008 at 9:58 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    It’s me again, I really want to learn how to make Kimchi pancke, are you going to show us? Or dose it similar with vegetable pancake?
    Please advise,
    Thank you so much.


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