AN NYC-INSPIRED HOTTEOK (호떡) AT AMERICAN CUT, NYC
Chef Anastacia Song, Executive Chef of American Cut Midtown & Tribeca, is bringing in her Korean roots to offer an exclusive American Cut take on a traditional Korean street snack – the Hotteok.
Hotteok (호떡) is a filled pancake that’s often eaten when the weather gets chilly, normally filled with a sweet paste.
“This is a snack that I loved as a child and have sought out as an adult (not many places in the US offer it) and while traditionally sweet, I wanted to make a version that would pair well with a cold beer or clean cocktail. It definitely reminds me of the two cultures that make me who I am, being a New Yorker and a proud as hell Korean,” says Song.
Chef Anastacia describes the NYC Hotteok as “a flavorful cross between a Pastrami Rueben and a savory, chewy donut. It's a traditional wheat and rice flour yeasted dough, seasoned with ground caraway and filled with our [American Cut] Signature Pastrami-Spiced Ribeye, sauerkraut and TONS of gruyere. It’s then pan-fried and served with a side of Gochujang-Island sauce to dip.”
The dish is meant to be simple, approachable, and playful for the restaurant, and will only be offered on the bar menu throughout the fall. The NYC Hotteok (호떡) will be available at both American Cut Midtown and Tribeca locations, starting Thursday August 29th.
“I'd love to be able to see guests’ excitement with that first gooey cheese pull and enjoy this dish as much as I enjoy making it, and as much as I enjoyed them as both a child and today.”