Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff
Created: May 14, 2020 06:17 PM
ALBANY - Mincho Ko spent five years developing her idea for a restaurant, found the perfect location, signed a lease, and right when she was about to open, there was a global pandemic.
Some might have waited it out, but Son of Egg in Albany chose to open for business.
Family had a lot to do with Ko's interest in opening a restaurant. Her mom taught her all about Korean specialties - and her husband - he isn't a chef, but she didn't like all the traveling he had to do for work.
By March, Son of Egg was ready to open. With a menu featuring things like Bulgogi and Kimchi - and a house specialty described as a Korean style crispy chicken sandwich.
Their location on Madison Avenue was selected because of all the college staffers and students they could serve. However, when coronavirus sent them away, Mincho refused to let it stop her momentum.
She tightened up the menu, focused on take out, and so far, so good. The secret ingredients being determination and family.
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