Eat This... with Stu Helm
Stone bowls on the left and Chef Kristina Im with her famous jab chae on the right
I love Korean House! If you haven’t been yet, you’re literally years behind. Catch up! Korean House is owned by Chefs Kristina Im and her brother Jayson Im. Some of you may have already been fans of Chef Kiristina’s cooking when she was co-owner of The Stone Bowl out on Airport Road before opening Korean House right downtown, adjacent to Pack Park, which is very fortunate for those of us that don’t get out to Airport Road much!
I was impressed by the food at Korean House the very first time I ate there, and immediately asked Chef Kristina if I could start bringing food tours in. She agreed, and for the past couple of years, we have gone in almost every week, and I’ll tell you what: Nobody doesn’t like Korean House, and I’m not exaggerating.
I recommend the stone bowls of course, but today I will also suggest that you try a wonderful offering called jab chae, which is a simple, but lovely dish of cellophane noodles and vegetables, lightly sauteed in a pan of oil at a very high temperature, which causes the entire dish to take on a slightly smoky quality. Yum! It is vegan, so tell all your vegan friends about it! Beef can be added to it by request, and since the noodles are actually made from sweet potatoes, go ahead tell your “meat and taters” friends about it too.
NOTE: The noodles are not sweet! If you didn’t know they’re made from sweet potatoes, you would never know that they’re made from sweet potatoes.
So yes, that’s my recommendation for this week, folks! Get on into Korean House, order a stone bowl and some jab chae for the table to share, and I can all but guarantee that you will be just like 99.9% of the people I’ve ever brought into Korean House: Full and happy!Find all the food specials, new menu additions, events and more from Korean House by checking out their Dig Local Profile. Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week — but make sure to check out all the Scoops this week on our Dig Local Scoop Calendar.
Open Mic Night
Music, comedy, spoken word — you name it! Perform on the historic stage at The Grey Eagle. Admission is FREE!
Painting and Pints
Join Wine & Design and have some drinks with friends while painting a cool picture! Each ticket purchase includes a free beverage.
Summer Garden Night
at Haiku I Do
Ever been curious about what's behind the gate? Now's your chance! Complementary drinks will be provided.
Bad Movie Nite
Celebrate some of the cheapest, cheesiest, and most unintentionally hilarious b-movies ever made. You'll get trailers, shorts, and a surprise feature. Although we won't tell you what it is, believe me, it will be BAD!
Fry-day Fish Fry Special
Kick off your weekend with a frosty liter of exclusive Lumbercamp Pilsner from Homeplace Beer Co, paired with some crispy golden fried fish goodness. $10 all-day!
Sips and Succulents
Succulents are everywhere! All over Instagram, Facebook, and wildly popular in the interior design world. Come learn how to create your own easy-to-care-for terrarium using natural elements and beautiful succulents while enjoying a glass of wine or local craft beer.
10 Year Anniversary Party!
Celebrate 10 years of West Village Market being in West Asheville with music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, door prizes, games, and more!