|Find Myoung Dong Khal Kook Soo in here!|
- Park in the plaza lot where Hannam Supermarket is
- Look for the stairs that lead to the upper plaza
- Underneath the staircase, look for the automatic sliding doors
- The yellow speech bubble I added onto the photo points to the sign which says 'Myoung Dong Khal Kook Soo' in Korean and the English simply says 'Korean Restaurant'.
|Myoung Dong Khal Kook Soo|
As my parents noted, their menu is not friendly to non-Koreans, or those unfamiliar with Korean food. The menu is divided up into four columns: dumplings, noodles, rice, and snacks. I'll describe each item:
- Giant dumplings
- Giant dumplings with spicy sauce
- Rice cake & regular dumplings
- Regular dumplings in soup
- Knife cut noodles
- Knife cut noodles with regular dumplings
- Noodles with spicy sauce
- Chewy Noodles (see Jjol Myeon here)
- Rice, beef, and vegetables in a hot stone pot
- Rice, beef, and vegetables in a regular bowl
- Spicy squid and rice
- Marinated beef and rice
- Spicy beef soup
- Rice cake in soup
- Korean sushi roll
- Spicy rice cakes
- 1kg of kimchi
Place your order at the cashier. Seating and drinks are self-serve; there's a hot and cold water dispenser off in the corner. Trays and dirty dishes are returned on top of the newspapers by the water machines.
Myoung Dong (sorry, I must shorten the name) is a couple-run business, the wife rings up orders on the cashier, organizes orders, and cleans up the tables. The husband is in the kitchen doing the cooking. Despite only having two staff, the food came out very efficiently. There were not that many customers when we went on a Sunday at lunchtime, so service was quick. Keep an eye out for your own order, you'll have to retrieve your tray(s) from the front.
|Karl Gook Su ($7.95)|
|Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap ($10.38)|
Oh and that bowl of soup is a broth made of daikon radish and some green onion. Plain and even blander than the noodle soup. We got two, so two of the dishes we ordered came with a soup. Don't know which ones though..
|Wang Man Doo ($8.95) and Kim Bob ($4.19)|
The Kim Bob here is not bad here, but it isn't especially good either. The filling is lacking and the price is expensive compared to other places, such as Kimbap Cheonguk. Even Hannam Supermarket next door sells two rolls for only five dollars. I wouldn't bother getting kimbap here again.
|Spicy Pepper Sauce|
The kimchi here is really good, and they give a lot of it as well! One plate was mainly the stalk of the cabbage and the other plate was mainly the leaves. They also make the kimchi in house, and it can be purchased for ten dollars per kilogram.
The total for our lunch for four came to about $33, which is very economical for the amount of food we received. The owners are very kind and soft-spoken. Although I utilizied my limited Korean vocabulary when ordering, it was evident that it was my first time here. The owner treated us just as warmly as all the other Korean customers. Yes, yes, my mother still argues that Kimbap Cheonguk is cheaper, but eating the same dishes every time is boring. Nevertheless, we all enjoyed our meal and I'm sure we'll come back for more giant dumplings and stone pot rice.
Love from Coconut Crumpet's Corner ♡