NY, like LA, has a ton of restaurants, and finding a good one is more difficult than you think. I think what my friends enjoy, I just find okay b/c it's not my type of cuisine. So after a few rounds of just mediocre experiences at various eating spots, I was so happy I came here after a late night out.
First, I haven't hung out til 5AM in a very long time. I was dying. After being at a bar until 3:30AM, the group decides they are hungry...again. As we walk up the steep steps, I momentarily felt claustrophobic when I entered Pocha 32. The netting hangs out, and the shape is long and rectangular. Anyways, we order the boodae jjigae and ddukboki.
This spot gets 5 stars based purely on the boodae jjigae. My husband asks me, how can you even go wrong with this dish? I know it's hard, but the soup base rocked, and helloooo random pasta pieces in it too. If I visit NY again, I'd eat at this place every day.
My one complaint is the cheese. First of all, most Asians are slightly to severely lactose intolerant. What is with Koreans and cheese? And why is it in every dish now? I tolerated it in the boodae jjigae, but enough was enough in the ddukboki. That tasted gross. The random broccoli garnish on top made it look very unappetizing too.
So if you go back, and you're like me, order the soup without the cheese and if you get any other dishes, just say no cheese in case they sneak one in everything they offer. :)
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