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christina Mar 22, 2002 05:29 PM

growing up in los angeles
and living in nyc for 5 years
i have found it difficult to find
good korean bbq (soot-bull style)
anywhere else.
do people have suggestions?
is anyone interested in a chowhound outing?
i know what to order,
i just don't know where, yet.
also do people know of an authentic
chinese-korean restaurant with dishes like
jha-jhang-myun (sweet fermented black bean noodle dish)
and jham-pong (spicy seafood noodle soup)?

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    StephenB Mar 23, 2002 08:43 PM

    Have you tried the Secret Garden on Arlington Blvd in Falls Church? I haven't been there in a couple of years, but I think it might fill the bill.

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      Liz Mar 24, 2002 07:57 PM

      Yes, Hana's in downtown Frederick, Maryland,

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      1. re: Liz
        Kelly Mar 29, 2002 01:03 PM

        Does Hana's have a wide variety of kim chi? If not, what authentic Korean place would you suggest for a wide variety of extremely spicy kim chi and lettuce-wrapped pahgogi (sp) (Korean barbeque you cook yourself).

        1. re: Kelly
          Liz Mar 29, 2002 10:46 PM

          I wish I could link you to a website for Hana's but I don't think they have one. It's a tiny restaurant with one woman who does all the cooking. I don't think they have more than one kind of kimchee but the menu offers a good variety. A new place, Asiana, on Market Street in Frederick has a larger menu with, I believe Korean and Japanese choices. The link offers not much more than a phone number and address but the restaurant has a pretty extensive menu.

          Link: http://frederick.com/dining/asiana.htm

          1. re: Liz
            Kelly Mar 31, 2002 02:52 AM

            Great! I'll give those a try. Thanks a lot.

            BTW, went to Sam Woo last night in Rockville. Excellent service and excellent Bulgoki, and lots of food for a very reasonable price. I see why it was Best Of for so many years.

            Link: http://www.washingtonian.com/dining/P...

          2. re: Kelly
            christina Mar 30, 2002 08:39 PM

            i have typically bought
            1/2 gallon jars of mak-kimchee
            from han ah reum in annandale.
            they have other pickeled items as well....
            their chong-gak-kimchee (radish) is quite delectable.
            i've had their pickled cucumbers, also good.
            and the cubed radish (kak-doo-gee) is yummy.

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          sunshine Mar 27, 2002 11:43 AM

          for korean barbecue (their specialty), Han Sang Ok on Columbia Pike in Annandale, in the same strip mall (at the end) as Fresh Fields. Woo Lae Oak in Pentagon City is pricier, but it does have some very good barbecue and naeng-myun. (there's an LA and NYC branch of Woo Lae Oak too)

          I also read about a jja-jang myun/jjam-pong place in Annandale a while ago, but i can't remember its name - the Washington Post had a feature on annandale's "koreatown" two years ago.

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          1. re: sunshine
            christina Mar 28, 2002 09:41 AM

            can you give me the cross streets for han sang ok in annandale?

            1. re: christina
              sunshine Apr 2, 2002 12:31 PM

              han sang ok is on columbia pike in the same strip mall (at the end) as the fresh fields store in annandale (also on columbia pike). i'm not sure of the nearest cross-street. if you're going west on columbia pike, the restaurant will be on the left side. hope this helps.

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            Lori D Mar 28, 2002 11:59 AM

            It isn't a restaurant per se, but Korean Korner, a grocery store in Wheaton (on Viers Mill Road and Randolph Road) has a lunch counter that has the dishes you mentioned.

            Not only is the cooked food good, but their produce is hard to beat in the DC area (fresh and very cheap).

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