Far from the primary cluster of Korean cuisine on the North Side, Ahjoomah’s Apron's planting its flag down south in Chinatown, combining communal seating with walls that give a crash-course in Korean cuisine. In English, Ahjoomah roughly translates to “middle-aged woman,” kind of like a cougar, so you know the establishment is into spiciness, variety, and having a little something on the side (like a kimchi pancake).
This Jopchae consists of potato vermicelli stir-fried with beef and veggies.
Chigae stew is a mixture of kimchi, tofu, and pork, and, unlike “Gangnam Style”, will remain hot for more than five minutes.
Bokki is a combo of spongy rice and fish cakes with a sweet & tangy sauce, not the plural form of Richard Lewis’s favorite boxed juice beverage from the '90s.
If you're looking for a little sugar from Ahjoomah, you'll just have to order dessert like green tea mochi or this sujunggwa, a popular dessert punch made with persimmons and cinnamon.