W and I finally met up with Brent, aside from seeing him for a brief second at Proof. After the longest avoidance, laziness and procrastination we FINALLY decided on Mandu [K street one, I didn’t know and suggested we walk there, since we always go to the one closer to W’s apt] for lunch. So off we went. We sat down right as it started pouring and B got a beer, W got some iced tea and I got….
SO. ME. It was delish with chunks of aloe on the bottom and thru-out, lightly sweetened and – what can I say I MUST be Korean on the inside cuz I love the taste of soju. Love it more than Sake.
Sweet Potato, Sprouts, Cucumber, Cabbage Kimchi, Spicy Mariniated Fried Tofu and Steamed Broccoli
SO good. I loved the tofu :] A nice chew to the skin that gave away to a soft fluffy innard and nice heat to it.
B got the Bar Special, Pint of Beer and Pan Fried Mandu and Shrimp Tacos. YUM.
I forgot what kind of dumplings they were but he loved them. I duno how a big guy like him ate so little.. but then again I think he had like 3 or 4 beers… hahaha..
spicy seafood stew w/ soft tofu and egg
Scallops, Squid and Shrimp with Soft fluffy tofu… a poached egg in a spicy broth. SO good. But probably a bad idea for me to be eating this on such a hot summer’s day OOPS. SOOO worth the sweat tho.
And of course W got his
marinated and spiced pork belly sauteed w/
kimchi and rice cakes, served with steamed tofu
With dduk, rice cakes, of course. SO GOOD.
One of the owners, Danny, also one of W’s friends, came by and let us try his favorite summer dish…. With Sliced Beef, Egg, Pickled Radish & Cucumber, a few other things and you add vinegar, mustard and chili sauce to your liking/taste. I think it’s called 물냉면, a Naengmyeon :] YUM
The three of us shared this…
And then I got another Sojutini, since I was between two flavors, I got the other one…
This one had fresh skinless grapes on the bottom, it was sweeter than the aloe one – both were delicious.
For dessert we got mango, strawberry and green tea ice cream mochi. The strawberry one was my favorite!!! The green tea one’s mochi skin was a bit tough and not soft and chewy like the others… it was more cookie like, weird.. maybe it thawed weird or was old?! YUM nonetheless and we gobbled it up in mere seconds.
I tried to open these. WHY WON’T THEY OPEN? I want to climb it as well.. TEEHEE…
You can never go wrong with Korean :]