That forthcoming East Austin neighborhood restaurant, Oseyo, will focus on Korean food on 1628 East Cesar Chavez Street, opening on Tuesday, May 28. The restaurant is found in the old Los Huaraches space, as previously reported by Eater.
Oseyo’s menu features dishes inspired by recipes from Korean-American owner Lynn Miller’s mother. “Oseyo is an expression of my Korean-American story,” she said in a press release. “It’s a balance of sharing what I know about the beauty and the depth of Korean food and arts while working with people with whom I’ve shared a story and within a setting that is approachable and fun.” The name is Korean for “welcome to my home.”
That means bibimbap (including hwe dup bap, a raw fish version); kimchi jjigae (a stew); wood-grilled Korean barbecue, bo ssam (roasted pork belly, scallion salad, soybean paste dipping sauce, and perilla leaves for wrapping purposes); mandu (steamed dumplings), pa jeon (scallion pancakes); tong dak (Korean fried chicken wings), and Korean-Chinese noodles. There will be an assortment of banchan, aka small side dishes like kimchi and soybean sprouts.
Drinks-wise, Oseyo will serve beer, wines, and cocktails. Of the latter, the drinks will make use of Korean ingredients like doenjang (a fermented soybean paste) as well as gochujang. There will be soju too, of course.
The restaurant is meant to be family-friendly. In that vein, there will be kid-sized portions, as well as a special kids’ drinks menu. The previously mentioned DJs weren’t referred to in the opening announcement.
Overseeing Oseyo’s kitchen is executive chef Mike Diaz. Austin chef Rene Ortiz (Launderette, Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon) also helped develop the recipes.
Before Oseyo, Miller worked in the kitchens of New York Palace Hotel and Savoy in New York. In Austin, she co-founded development group Brandon Miller Group in Austin. Diaz worked at plentiful Austin restaurants during the past 11 years, including Dai Due Taqueria, Bufalina Due, Olamaie, and the McGuire Moorman Hospitality group.
For now, Oseyo will only be open for dinner. Hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; and then from 4 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. Eventually, lunch and brunch will be added too.
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