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Tang: 24-hour seolleongtang in Auburndale

kenito799 Dec 13, 2009 10:50 AM

Since moving to Bayside I have been learning more about Korean food and really enjoying the burgeoning Korean restaurant scene along Northern Blvd. Tang (196-50 Northern Blvd at Francis Lewis Blvd, 718-279-7080) opened recently in a sleek new building where the Ground Round used to be. It is a 24-hour seolleongtang joint, we love it.

A very limited menu, we have really liked everything we have tried. Seolleongtang, the rich beefy and milky ox-bone soup that you season with scallions, salt and pepper, and eat with awesome radish kimchee, is perfect late night after-drinking fare. The soup is extremely bland so you season it yourself. You can also get it with beef tendon.

The other main soup is yukgaejang, spicy (really not that spicy) vegetable, beef and tripe stew, also very rich, beefy and delicious. They have a really good japchae (mung been noodles with beef and vegetables), bibimbap, and several other dishes that we have not tried yet. Written English explanations of these "tang's dish" is available (abai soondae, wang jokbal, sooyook, bossam).

The other outstanding dishes at Tang are from the jeon bar, which unfortuantely is not running 24 hours but is available at dinner. These are the fried pancakes, but also individual jeon such as a plate of 5 oysters dipped in the eggy batter and fried on the griddle, or hot peppers stuffed with minced pork, or perilla leaf with a bit of minced pork folded in. These dishes are amazing, there are several others (kimchee, shrimp, mushroom, as well as larger pancakes).

The special radish kimchee is awesome, as is the "salad" that comes with the meal (napa cabbage leaf and a hot long green pepper to wrap it around, dipped into fermented soybean dressing).

Perfect place for a nighttime snack and a bottle of soju.

196-50 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11358

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    HLing Dec 13, 2009 06:02 PM

    Thanks for the info. That is one of my favorite soup. I don't suppose it's possible to get to without a car? In any case, it's going into my notebook.

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    1. re: HLing
      Joe MacBu Dec 14, 2009 12:29 AM

      The LIRR Auburndale station is nearby.
      It's about a 30 minute trip from Penn Station.

      1. re: Joe MacBu
        HLing Dec 14, 2009 03:11 AM

        That's good news! With City Ticket for $3.50 it looks do-able now. Thanks!

      2. re: HLing
        kenito799 Dec 14, 2009 08:30 AM

        or if you only want to spend $2.25 at any time, you can take the 7 train to Flushing Main Street and take either the Q12 or Q13 bus. The Q12 originates on Roosevelt Ave near the subway exit (within the Flushing subway station, signs indicate which exit will put you near which bus).

        1. re: kenito799
          HLing Dec 15, 2009 01:21 PM

          Kenito 799, Thanks for the bus info. Does it take quite a while though, from Flushing Main Street to the restaurant? That would work when I have to go get some Taiwanese tea from Luh Yu Tea Emporium in Flushing. In fact, it's sounding like an all day event, since there is also a Korean noodle place near the tea place that I have in on my "to-eat" list.

          Squid kun, thanks for that link. I see another place there that looked familiar...Fontana pizza and Gyro...I meant that I have heard of the name somewhere on chowhound before.

      3. squid kun Dec 14, 2009 11:06 AM

        Sounds as if this place is connected with Gam Mee Ok, the sul long tang specialist in Manhattan K-town, which makes sense ... http://www.hopstop.com/ypages?action=...

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        1. re: squid kun
          kenito799 Dec 15, 2009 06:26 PM

          The menu indeed says "by Gammeok". But the waiter told us that there was a split and the ownership is separate now.

          Hling: about 15-20 min on the Q12 from Flushing Main Street subway station to Francis Lewis Blvd/Northern Blvd.

        2. bigjeff Nov 27, 2010 05:28 AM

          this is a great looking place, I passed by and with its very sleek decor and minimalist menu (13 entrees, 4 apps plus choices from the jeon bar), it should be a hit.

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