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What’s Cooking on 1060: Seafood Soups, Korean, and Italian

(Sammy Chon of K-Town BBQ.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(Sammy Chon of K-Town BBQ. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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“I’m Sammy Chon of K-Town BBQ in Chinatown, and here’s What’s Cooking on 1060!”

By Hadas Kuznits

Sammy Chon is bringing a branch of his Korean restaurant to 9th and Race Streets, in Philadelphia’s Chinatown.

“Korean food is the final frontier of Asian food,” he says.  “It’s still relatively unknown.”

Not that the cooking style hasn’t been around awhile.

“We use authentic Korean recipies that are over 500 years old,” Chon tells KYW Newsradio.

He says that while they had a quiet opening around the New Year, they’ll be making themselves known later this month when it’s time to celebrate the Asian new year:

“The week of January 23rd we’re going to have some lion dancers, we’re going to have a long firecracker hanging from the roof, we’re just going to have a great time and we’re gonna really kick off 2012 in style.”

Hear Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Sammy Chon in this CBS Philly podcast…

Right-click to download Sammy Chon podcast

Meanwhile, in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Thomas McAleer (below) — general manager of Azione and Rocchino’s – says those two restaurants have taken over the spaces that used to be Paradigm and Dolce at 3rd and Chestnut Streets:

“Since we’re recently opened, we’re getting calls: ‘Where’ the dance floor?’   ‘Who’s the DJ?’   But I think people are starting to get the feel for who we are.  The food is the focus.”

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(Thomas McAleer of Azione and Rocchino's. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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Hear Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Thomas McAleer in this CBS Philly podcast…

Right-click to download Thomas McAleer podcast

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On Sansom Street in center city, Oyster House executive chef Andy Kitco (below) is celebrating National Soup Month.

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(Andy Kitco of Oyster House on Sansom Street in center city. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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National Soup Month?  Who decides these things?

“I have no idea where it comes from, we just go with it,” Kitco tells KYW Newsradio.   “We have a New England clam chowder, a Manhatten clam chowder, a snapper turtle soup, and a three-day fish chowder.”

(Kuznits:)  “Do you have a secret ingredient that makes it special?”
(Kitco:)  “Yeah.  That’s called love.”

Hear Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Andy Kitco in this CBS Philly podcast…

Right-click to download Andy Kitco podcast

For this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”

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