Soobak started taking orders in January 2013.
My fascination with food started at an early age. Moving to the United States from Germany, my love for cuisine never stopped evolving. Watching “Great Chefs of the World” and studying the chef’s techniques and flavor combinations featured on the show, I hoped to one day be as skilled as them. I also experienced the love that went into my Korean Grandmother’s cooking. She would tend to the small garden in our backyard and whip up new dishes everyday. She didn’t speak English and I only knew a small amount of Korean, so we communicated in other ways. We both knew the connection and love inside of us and in food we prepared together. Having been lucky enough to travel to various parts of the world, from St. Petersburg to Bangkok, I have seen the common generosity and love that all people put into their food. It has reinforced in me that there is so much heart in my cooking. I choose to extend this to the food that I cook, and to share this special feeling with the community. With that same generosity and love, I offer a slice of the Korean countryside, the cuisine from where my family originates. I share with you my grandmother’s food; my mother’s food; my food, now our food.John Katrinak,