A second Korean project for Chinatown

The de-China-fication of Chinatown continues.

Yesterday, I described a forthcoming Korean restaurant from Cherry Hill's Sammy Chon's K-Town BBQ setting up in Chinatown, as well as Ramen Boy, an offshoot of Chinatown's Yakitori Boy.

Today, I chatted with Kenny Poon, who three years ago opened the fun/casual Ken Shin Diner at Third and Spring Garden Streets in Northern Liberties.

Kenny is working on a bilevel spot called Soho at 1021 Arch St., now a Chinatown bus depot.

Soho will combine froyo and Korean barbecue on the first floor, and have a lounge and noodle bar on the second floor.

This has to get through much licensing and permitting, so he's not even saying "2011" for an opening.