Food Gallery 32
11 W 32nd St., New York, NY 10001
If you’re low on money, head to Food Gallery 32. This food court serves four cuisines—Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Taiwanese—and doesn’t stick to traditional dishes, but instead offers a variety of Korean fusions. There are nine vendors at this Korea Town establishment and the portions are huge.
$3 for one regular sized/$5 for eight mini-sized
This irresistible Japanese fish-shaped snack is filled with sweet, piping hot custard or red bean filling to complement the golden brown waffle.
Mama’s Pocket Bunns
Unlike regular steamed buns, Mama’s Pocket Bunns are fluffy, soft fold-over buns shaped like half moons. Inside the folds, they hold delicious caramelized and marinated beef and freshly chopped cabbage and carrots.
Jin Jja Roo’s Jajangmyeon
This hearty Korean-Chinese fusion consists of thick wheat noodles smothered in a salty black bean sauce. The noodles are served with spicy kimchi, savory miso soup, and sweet yellow pickled radish (danmuji). In other words, it’s a complete meal with a balance of flavors.