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Best Mandoo in K-Town?

sparkyk Apr 24, 2011 06:35 PM

Hi All. It's been a while since the last posting on this so thought I'd start a new thread. Looking for the best mandoo in Koreatown. Steamed, fried, wang (king-sized)--any and all dumpling recs recommended.

Thanks so much!

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    omieurhomie RE: sparkyk Apr 25, 2011 09:49 PM

    Western Doma Noodles has pretty bomb steamed mandoo. Check it out. Their noodle soups and banchan are pretty amazing as well.

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      thestratbrat RE: omieurhomie Apr 26, 2011 01:21 AM

      +1. Try the mandoo kalguksu, wherein you get dumplings *and* hand-cut noodles. Also, one of the banchan is a more-than-decent plate of ddukbokki!

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      sparkyk RE: sparkyk Apr 26, 2011 09:23 AM

      Thanks for the rec guys. I don't know if I ordered the wrong thing but I went to WDN one time before and wasn't blown away...

      I ended up going to Myungdong Kyoja at Wilshire and Harvard. It was very good. Nice filling of pork and chives. The banchan were just two kimchis - red and white cabbage. It was delicious going down, but had to deal with the effects of all the MSG for the rest of the day, so probably won't be going back.

      Myung Dong Kyoja Restaurant
      3630 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

      1. ipsedixit RE: sparkyk Apr 26, 2011 09:12 PM

        I asked previously. Some good recs here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/351332

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          Peripatetic RE: ipsedixit Apr 27, 2011 03:49 AM

          I really liked Mandu Chon, especially their kimchee mandoo.. Anyone know where they've gone now that California Market is closed?

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