— by Lee Sun-min: Korea’s beef soup, gomtang, meets Vietnam’s equivalent, pho, at the fingertips of chef Yim Jung-sik, executive chef at two-Michelin-starred Jungsik in Seoul and New York.
Months after a pop-up, which was first conceptualized in 2017 and saw the clear beef soup gomtang in many different versions, Yim continued to think about what variations he could make. That’s how he came up with the version many Koreans know as pho at café I Pho U located on the first floor of the newly opened Hotel Anteroom in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul…

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