While you may know Kukombo as a multidisciplinary cinematic creator on TikTok, you may have yet to meet this alter ego. With tastebuds that have lived in 3 countries, Kukombo shares his favorite Asian American & Pacific Islander-owned NYC gems—enjoy!Less
Jongro BBQ is one of my favorite and most frequently visited spots in the city. Its village-inspired environment and warm & welcoming ambiance make the dining experience with loved ones all the better! On top of the delicious marinated meats, soups, and other dishes, the tteokbokki is a must-try!
As someone who adores Thai food, I cannot recommend Thai Villa enough! From its delectable authentic Thai specialties and impeccable service to its beautifully decorated environment, this restaurant is the perfect spot to satisfy any of your dining needs and desires. My go-to order is the red curry, tom yum koong, coconut sticky rice, and Thai iced tea!
Imagine a bib around your neck, gloves on your hands, and a big bag of delicious seafood in front of you to devour. If that excites you, then this spot is perfect for you! I’ve been to The Boil numerous times and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend trying their oyster sliders!
Alimama Tea’s mochi donuts and cream puffs are to die for! Imagine bubble tea but in cream puff form. They taste as spectacular as they look. If you want to feel like royalty, try out the gold foiled Brûlée or silver foiled Onyx mochi donuts!
Smoove Ice Cream is among my top ten dessert places in the city! You are hearing this from an avid boba tea and ice cream connoisseur. From boba tea floats to Asian-inspired ice cream flavors, it is perfect for birthdays or a snack on a hot summer day. You might spot me there with a Thai milk tea boba float in hand!