Where else can you get this kind of mini tasting menu?
Story Date: 7/9/2019
Publisher: Bon Appétit
Author: Julia Kramer
What do you call a place that serves a prix-fixe meal of nigiri and hand rolls, and yet is the polar opposite of a hushed, reverential, pit-in-the-bottom-of-your-stomach-when-you-see-the-check expensive omakase? 손맛 By Tae. About the name: Most people just call this eight-seat counter in Seattle’s Chophouse Row “By Tae,” and chef-owner Sun Hong is fine with that. But technically, the first word of the name is the Korean idiom that transliterates as sohn-mat. Per Hong, “Sohn means hand and mat means taste, and the translation is ‘handmade taste’ or ‘taste of the hands.’ 손맛 is when you see an old Korean lady macerating cabbage to make kimchi; her hands are putting that flavor in there.”
Place Category: Food & Drink