From tonight until Sunday, June 16, Seoul Sausage’s Chris Oh pops-up at ‘this is not a pop-up’ at Tiago Espresso Bar + Kitchen in Hollywood. This is the first time diners can taste Oh’s food in a sit down environment, and he’s serving a menu item that sounds like it will complement this weekend perfectly.
The five courses include a spicy tuna tartare with cucumbers, cilantro, and sesame rice crackers; a five spice duck confit salad with roasted figs and frisee; braised pork belly with spicy rice cakes and ramen; and steamed buns. But it’s the main course—a bowl of kalbi short ribs with Korean country potato salad, kimchi cheddar cornbread, and sriracha honey butter—that is this weekend’s must taste. While dads around town will be grilling their hearts out this weekend, we’re going to be eating some Korean fusion in Hollywood.
Oh has a cooking partner at this weekend’s pop-up: Perry Cheung. Until recently, Cheung was at Sawtelle’s ROC Star Dumpling. He’d bounced around town a little bit before that, but his roots are with San Francisco’s acclaimed Slanted Door. Known for its Vietnamese cuisine and casual elegance, it’s easy to see how Cheung and Oh might meld flavor and cultural profiles at this weekend’s dinner.
Meanwhile, Cheung is working on a new project. With the new Chego! firmly planted in Chinatown, the old Chego! space is being turned into Cheung’s new Vietnamese scented Phorage. The L.A.Weekly describes it as a scaled down Slanted Door, with a menu of pho, soups, spicy meats, and daily specials. Stay tuned for further details.
this is not a pop-up, Tiago Espresso Bar + Kitchen, 7080 Hollywood Blvd.