34 West 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth, 2nd floor
about $100 for two, with two drinks, without tip
Their business card says Seoul Garden Restaurant but you might know it as Natural Tofu. People come here for the tofu chigaes, boiling hot woks of spicy broths with seafood or pork, all with tofu and bean sprouts.
Meant to be shared between at least two people, it’s the ultimate food for those who are just winding down their night of drinking.
What I come to Natural Tofu for, however, is their gae jang, raw crabs stewed in a hot soy sauce. I get into these moods where all I want is raw seafood and if I don’t mean sushi, I go for crabs Korean style.