Mandoo – New York, NY
On our recent trip to NYC we met a few friendly locals at a bar who gave us some very helpful tips, one that lead us to Mandoo (the Korean word for dumplings), a little spot that’s easy to pass by in the heart of K Town (Korea Town). Being fans of Korean food already we knew we were going to love this and we did! Before you even walk in you know the food is going to be fresh seeing the Korean ladies in the windows making the mandoo. Because it was our last day and we were on a mission to finish out some mandatory eating spots, we knew we needed to eat light and just get appetizers. We decided on the Goon and Seafood Mandoo dumplings…both delicious in their own way. One is boiled, the other pan-fried. One is seafood, the other pork. If you’re in NYC and happen to be in K Town, I highly recommend this spot for either a light bite or a full meal (they’re open all day until 10pm). I’m dying to get back and try the Kimchee Mandoo – steamed dumplings filled with Korean Kimchee, tofu, pork and other vegetables. Yum!
The cute little ladies making dumpling after dumpling
Goon Mandoo – lightly pan-fried dumplings filled with pork and veggies
Seafood Mandoo – Boiled dumplings filled with shrimp, crabsticks and vegetables