Culver City: Moko Now Open
Moko in Culver City is now open. It replaces the former Gyenari. The theme has moved from upscale Korean BBQ to Korean smaller plates. Owner Will Shin brought in Chef Gary Robbins to come up with a new menu. I didn’t try any of the food during last week’s open house social hour except for a small piece of grilled beef which was definitely tender. Instead, I enjoyed some soju punch.
I did taste the Ginger Pear Collins (vodka, ginger pear extract, lemon, soda) but it was a bit too bitter for me. I liked the lighter cantaloupe-tasting punch more. I’d be interested in trying their whiskey cocktails. The Amore Manhattan (Old Overholt and maraschino) sounded interesting.
There’s been some controversy regarding a non-Korean chef in a restaurant serving Korean cuisine. Until I get to try more of the food, I can’t say how I feel about it. Here are some blogs:
Moko – 9540 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 – (310) 838-3131
Those drinks look good, but I swear, I might have trouble getting past the fact that “moko” (or more accurately “moco”) is a Mexican-American slang term for boogers! Sorry, I’m immature.
hahah! so I’ve been told. I think there’s some legend about the loco moco in Hawaii being named because the gravy was muscous like…
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