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Dec 14, 2006 06:03 PM

Looking for your favorite Mandu (or Mandoo) recommendations.

I go regularly to MANDU CHON, if nothing else than for the (over-dyed) yellow daikon slices that accompany each order. Those things are quite addictive.

But was wondering if there are any other hidden gems out there.

I've been to Hwang Hae Do in the past, and was not impressed. No flavor.

Thanks in advance as always.

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  1. I haven't been here but I am planning on making a trip soon:

    Have you ever had Hwang Mandu --almost like a korean steamed bun.

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    1. re: kare_raisu

      Thanks for the rec. Do you know if they offer kimchi mandu?

      Yes, I have tried hwang mandu when I was in Korea many moons ago. Prefer the Chinese boa, however.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Sorry, I am not sure but I'd be willing to bet they do.

    2. I like the big mandoos at YuChun - multiple locations - 6th (and Alexandria?).

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      1. re: Leon

        I agree. The YuChun mandoo is pretty good. I've only had them in the soup, but they were kimchi mandu.

      2. I personally like the mandoo at Myung Dong Kyoza (sp)? It's on 6th and Kingsley? I think... They specialize in homemade knife cut noodle soup but their mandoo is what makes me go back everytime. There's only one kind but it's reallllly good!~

        1. Both the fried and steamed mandoo at "you and me" in koreatown are very tasty. They have a home-cooked comfy taste to them, if that makes any sense :). I believe it is on the west side of Western, south of 8th.

          1. The yellow pickled daikon is called takuan.

            As for mandoo, I'm kinda partial to my mom's. ; )