NYC Chef Esther Choi Knows Her Way Around A Korean Rice Cake

Esther Choi is chef-owner of mŏkbar, a busy Korean noodle bar located in Chelsea Market that serves unique versions of ramen, as well as "anju" — dishes that Koreans like to pair specifically with beer and soju. Why an extensive anju menu? Because Koreans are masters of both eating and drinking. One of these anju dishes is tteokbokki (also spelled ddeokbokki), a rich rice-cake dish that Choi sautées with all sorts of fine things. In this video, the Food Republic New Chef Rising shows us how she makes her version with minced pork, bacon, white kimchi and a poached egg. So good.