Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Korean'

SoCal Chow: Kogi BBQ + Bass Pro Shops, Or, On Surprises

A funny thing happened on our way back to Buffalo from testing Apple's new iPad in San Francisco this week: a snowstorm. Given the choice of being stranded in Las Vegas overnight or staying with family in Southern California, we...

SoCal Chow: Izakaya, Ramen & Markets, Or, Asian Done Better

Buffalo Chow's editors are serious fans of Asian cuisine: Japanese is a common favorite, but whether we're at home or abroad, our reference points for what's great, good, or bad often come from meals we've enjoyed in Singapore, Thailand, China,...

O.C. Chow: The Changing Face of Chicken, Korean + American

Buffalonians take for granted their status as originators and purveyors of a globally-recognized chicken dish - the "Buffalo Wing," as it's now commonly called - and though there are surely thousands of other ways to eat chicken in Western New...

U.B.'s New Jamba Juice + Earlier Good Korean, Indian Options

Every two or so months, Buffalo Chow's editors have a "which restaurants is WNY missing" discussion, and three weeks ago, Jamba Juice's name came up on our list. A purveyor of smoothies that can double as full meals, this 729-location...

San Fran Chow: Trapped in America's Nicest (?) Food Court

To some, the very idea of eating at a food court is repulsive: at most malls, these collections of chain mini-restaurants serve little more than fourth-rate sustenance to keep local workers alive long enough for their next shifts. But there...

Cheap Korean, Bad Chinese at Tonawanda's Seoul Garden

"Cheap food." Generally, those words imply "poor quality," and it's no surprise when that's what you get. But if an inexpensive restaurant surpasses such low initial expectations, it can count on steady business, and perhaps greater things. Seoul Garden in...

From Asia's Menus, Papaya Crafts Good, Expensive Meals

As we've noted in a prior review, Asian Fusion restaurants - and occasionally their counterparts, Pan-Asian restaurants - confront diners with an initial hurdle. Unless you read a trustworthy review or hear details from friends, it's generally impossible to know...

At Arirang, Quality Korean Comes at a Steep Price

Too many months had passed, we realized several days ago, since we had ended our routine of doing a weekend dim sum brunch at some local Chinese restaurant. The reason was obvious - we had moved from a city where...

Southeast Asia, Boxed, in Amherst: Ni Hoowa Supermarket

Once the site of a seriously authentic Chinese restaurant - quite possibly the only one in Amherst to offer "frog's legs with foo chow sauce," "assorted sausage bladder skin," "sweet and sour boneless duck hand," and similarly exotic items -...

Bamboo China: Quality Chinese, in a Time Warp

When a restaurant opens up and does a good job, it can continue to grow and improve, or stay pretty much the same. Bamboo China is every bit the restaurant that it was 20-some years ago, a Main Street in...

At Koreana, Korean Cooking is Stripped to the Core

If Korean food were to disappear entirely from Western New York - something we occasionally think could happen - it would be in part because of locals not understanding the cuisine's appeal, but also because of the proprietors' inability to...

Once Great, Woo Chon Korea House is Now a Fixer-Upper

By the area's historic standards, and by current comparison with many other cities in the Eastern or Pacific time zones, Western New York seriously lacks for Korean food. There are places, particularly in California, where literally blocks and neighborhoods are...

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