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Coming to K-town: king-sized dumplings at Daheen Wang Mandoo

Spotted this intriguing sign announcing a 32nd St. branch of Daheen Wang Mandoo, which Flushing hounds discovered soon after it opened last year ( http://www.chow.com/digest/98725/jumb... ). Turns out New York magazine mentioned this in its fall preview ( http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/08... ) and said it'll open in October. It'll be at 2 W. 32nd between Mandoo Bar and E-Mo, the kimbap place.

Also news to me: that Koryodang closed sometime this summer and was replaced by an outpost of Tous Les Jours ( http://www.touslesjoursusa.com ), a bakery-cafe chain from Korea. Anyone been?

 
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  1. Wow this looks like tremendous news. I just had lunch today at the K Town Food Gallery32 or whatever they call it.

    1. ahh i like wang mandoo, hopefully it will be good

      ive been to tous les jours, def better than koryodong although i dont think it is all that different than paris baguette

      1. I live in Flushing and go to Daheen several times a week. Their mandoo is just irresistible. The cold buckwheat noodles go well with mandoo too. Sad this summer is almost over...Anyway, can't wait to go to the Manhattan branch.

        1. Opened Wednesday, Jan. 9. Hours 11:30 am-10:30 pm daily; takes credit cards; delivers from 30th to 34th Sts. and Broadway to Madison Ave. Didn't eat there but grabbed a menu, which is longer and broader (pizza mandoo? kimchi quesadilla?) than I expected:

          MANDOO: Jumbo mandoo (choice of vegetable, beef, shrimp, kalbi, pizza or chicken curry: $2); red bean cake ($2).

          STEAMED BUNS (with braised pork belly: $7.50)

          SMALL DISH: Cabbage pancake (with kimchi, seafood or vegetables: $6.50); ddukboki (stir-fried rice cakes and vegetables in spicy sauce: $8.50); tofu tangsu (fried tofu with vegetables in sweet and sour sauce: $7.50); tofu gangjung (fried tofu mixed with peanuts in honey sauce: $7.25); tofu sobaegi (breaded tofu stuffed with minced shiitake: $6.75).

          LARGE DISH: Pork cutlet (breaded deep-fried pork with cabbage salad and rice: $12.75), chicken cutlet ($11.75), pork loin (sauteed sliced pork with mixed vegetables in spicy sauce: $16.50), kimchi quesadilla (crispy tortilla filled with kimchi and cheese: $10.25).

          RICE: Bibimbab (choice of kimchi, tofu, vegetables, mushroom, chicken, beef or shrimp: $12.50; $13.50 with beef or shrimp); hot stone bowl bibimbab ($13.50; $14.50 with seafood or beef); fried rice (choice of kimchi, tofu, chicken, beef or shrimp: $12.50; $13.50 with beef or shrimp).

          NOODLE: Vegetable ramen ($11.25); Daheen ramen (with pork, chicken and "our chef's secret kitchen sauce": $12.50); spicy ramen ($12.50); sauteed seafood noodle ($12.50); spicy cold noodle (rice noodles with mixed vegetables: $11.75).

          EXTRA: Ramen noodles ($3); rice ($1).

          DRINK: Soda ($1.50); hot tea (yuja, plum, green tea: $2); cold drink (yuja, plum, bottled drink: $2.50); bottled water ($2).

          Daheen Wang Mandoo
          2 W. 32nd Street, 212-510-7332

          1. the true star of Daheen is their hotteok. i don't know another place in manhattan that serves it and it's perfect for the weather.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotteok