Two blocks north of the boardwalk in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, just past a storefront hawking questionable luggage under a blue tarp, you'll find a tiger orange awning that reads "Y Tëщи" in the Cyrillic equivalent of Comic Sans. A small, sparse café also known by two English names, At Your Mother-in-Law (a translation of the snappier Russian) or Eddie Fancy Foods, it looks like almost any other side-street eatery in this heavily Slavic neighborhood. Yet in the fridge, next to a plastic container of quintessentially Russian Olivier salad, sit cartons of something that looks like kimchi. And while some patrons suck down borscht, others slurp on guksu noodle soups.
This isn't the result of a delivery gone wrong. At Your Mother-in-Law is the U.S. foothold of an unexpected fusion, mixing Korean, Russian and Uzbek cuisines into an eclectic Eurasian mélange. Read More via TastingTable.