I love soondubu. And now my favourite one is literarily across the street. I couldn't be more blessed. Every time I have that intense craving for the delicious spicy soup and just hip, skip across the street to NY Tofu House. When they opened their doors in late fall no one really noticed. There's so much bad food on this street that I think people just figured it was the same as all the rest of the subpar korean restaurants. But no, this one is different, it's special. It's original location is in Jersey and I've heard that people line up for it. But here in the East Village it sits fairly quiet, you never have to wait for a table. The weekends get a bit crazy as every other spot on this street, but weekdays, it's all mine. I haven't tried much else on the menu, except the bibimbop, which is also solid. They seem to pride themselves on those two items, so I don't veer too far. The soondubu comes in about ten varieties, meats, seafood, vegetable and even curry. I go for the traditional kimchi one every time and it makes me ohhhh so happy. You get an array of side dishes as well as a seperate bowl of rice, which is also prepared in a stone bowl, so it gets nice and crispy on the edges. It's my comfort food... bigtime.
NY Tofu House
6 Saint Marks Place (btwn 2nd + 3rd Ave)
New York, NY