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Korean cheesesteak, or the Bulgogi sandwich at Sukarak, Flushing

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Korean cheesesteak, or the Bulgogi sandwich at Sukarak, Flushing

E Eto | Feb 21, 2011 10:35 PM

I wish all those Korean taco copycats of the LA Kogi truck would just stop trying so hard. The novelty wore off before the Obama administration. One of the better "fusion" dishes I've had recently is the bulgogi sandwich at Sukarak, the modest lunch counter/eatery next to the H-Mart in the shopping center on Northern around 156th St. I was needing a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and found the little cutout from the Village Voice about the sandwich taped to the window.
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkint...

It hit the spot. The sweet/savory bulgogi along with the slightly crisp lettuce and mayo along with the processed orange cheese product (just like Philly's favorite Cheese Wiz) made for a nice souped up version of the cheesesteak. It was just missing a little hit of kochujang or something to kick it up a bit. I was reminded of the teriyaki sandwiches I grew up with, served at the several Japanese burger joints that existed in south/central LA during my youth (70s/80s).

Anyway, it's probably not something worthy of a destination, but if you're shopping at the H-Mart or filling up on pastries at Paris Baguette and need something other than a kimbap for some extra calories, check out Sukarak.

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