We visited Sobak, one of our favorite places to eat in New York City. Jason Rodgers photographed owners Emily & Young in Limited Edition No. 62 & 63. Q&A below.
Can you tell us briefly about Sobak? How was it born? And tell us a little bit about yourselves?
Sobak is a Korean word, which means simple and humble. We thought it was the perfect name for our small and cozy restaurant! Our intention is always to create simple and delicious dishes with fresh ingredients prepped daily, as well as introduce hearty Korean cuisine. Young is the owner and chef of Sobak. He grew up in a small country town in South Korea and lived in Japan for several years, before moving to New York. Emily is a designer and has helped build the visual branding of Sobak.