New York City is home to a lot of restaurants, more than any rational human being can ever hope to visit. Among that number are hidden gems the majority of New Yorkers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Dining Confidential.
Anita Lo, the chef and owner of Annisa goes with one of her local favorites for her selection.
"My pick is DoSirak on 13th Street. Disclaimer: I've only been here once, but I've had take out a few times as well. If you're looking for atmosphere, this isn't the place for you. Apparently, the owners took the place over from a wood burning oven (pizza?) joint and didn't bother to renovate. If I remember correctly, the place was replete with tan-colored tiling, oak veneered tables and plastic plants—you get the picture. Or if you come expecting a virtual tablecloth of panchan as some of the K-town restaurants do, you'll be disappointed. But the food is inexpensive, fresh and balanced, the stews deeply satisfying, the rice dishes have just the right ratio of meat to veg to starch, and the beer is cold. I love the pork and kimchee stew, unagi bibimbap and broiled mackerel with onions and green chilis. Korean comfort food for Village residents like myself."
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