In a sea of more-is-more Koreatown restaurants with massive menus, Master Ha stands out for its singular focus on a handful of dishes, namely marinated seafood and seolleongtang (or oxbone broth). Start with the remarkably fresh shrimp and crab, served plump and meaty after a light fermentation in miso. They're accompanied by an array of deliciously addictive banchan, including other more unusual kimchi like sesame-leaf.
From there, it’s on to the soothing and restorative broth, which gets added heft from the addition of slippery, chewy noodles along with beautiful and tender slices of accompanying brisket. Ideal for a sick day (or a hangover), it is comfortingly bland—even though you can easily spice it up by plunking in some chili-infused daikon.