meaning 'little one' in korean, ggoma is a supper club and forthcoming restaurant from tae strain
our cooking is guided by the seasons, and inspired by mentors, travels and memories
currently we offer a tasting menu with beverage pairings for $128
for menus, location, and reservations please visit our tock page
for additional details please visit our faqs
look forward to welcoming you soon
about this guy
executive chef of David Chang's flagship restaurant in DC, Momofuku CCDC
where he led the restaurants rebrand and resurgence with a 3 star Washington Post review, Eater Essential 38, number 29 spot on Washingtonian Best Restaurants, and Eater DC Readers Choice Chef of the Year in 2018.
chef de cuisine for Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krazinski at The Progress SF
Food & Wine Best New Restaurant - James Beard Best New Restaurant Finalist - Bon Appetit Top 50, where he helped them achieve a Michelin Star in his first year.
executive chef at Demi Restaurant in Baltimore
sous chef at the Michelin starred/James Beard Award winning, PUBLIC nyc (AvroKO Hospitality)
head of culinary/corporate executive chef at Foxtrot Markets.
the word ggoma is both a simple nod to my place as the little brother in a big family,
and a larger recognition of my identity as a Korean-American adoptee.
understanding the food I want to cook has been a constant journey - a reflection of being caught between two cultures without ever feeling quite comfortable with either.
it's why I chose the name, and why the notion of a 'little one' making sense of his place means so much to me.