Just before my official holiday break from work, I took a few extra days for a mini break to NYC. After trying out the Bolt Bus for the first time (everything went well), we stopped by Koreatown for a quick snack, since the bus drops us off in midtown. We wanted a snack, and not a meal, so we stopped at Mandoo Bar. It’s a korean style dumpling restaurant. They have a few other korean food dishes as well, and itt seemed that everyone else ordered dolsot bibimbap. It’s a small and narrow space, with a clean and modern design. There are little korean ladies in the front, right at the windows, making the mandoo.
We ordered a sampler of the mandoo, which included pork, shrimp, and veggie. The pork ones had the white casing, the shrimp ones were orange, and the veggie ones were green. The shrimp ones were good, but a little on the bland side. The pork ones were a little bit better, because it had a bit more flavor. Our favorite ones were the veggie ones. They had the most flavor of all, with veggies and some noodles. It was almost like the filling was made of japchae! Each table gets some dipping sauce, along with sriracha, and a couple bottles of plain soy sauce and vinegar so you can make your own dipping mix. It was a perfect snack!
2 West 32nd Street
New York, NY