Kimchi Goat Cheese Quesadilla
Phillip Lee, owner of the Kimchi Grill in Prospect Heights, is knocking down cultural food boundaries left and right. Lee, whose previous venture was a food truck offering kim chi tacos, has opened a brick and mortar location featuring such delicacies as a kimchi goat cheese quesadilla. Read on for the recipe, if you would like to try your hand at culture-bending cuisine.
Coming from a culinary background — he has worked as a general manager for restaurateurs Jeffrey Chodorow and Steve Hanson — Lee’s passion for serving traditional Korean food with a modern twist is evident in every bite.
“With food, it’s in your blood,” he says. “Everything I do, I think of it as being competitive in making a difference. It’s a nod to my heritage while being progressive and inventive.”