Thursday, May 05, 2011

Yelp's Got Seoul!



It looks like the Korean food scene in Washington DC is hopping. This is a yelp newsletter that my friend Chris e-mailed me.

Thanks Chris, I definitely have to check out the DC food scene.

Cheers,

Dan

The Washington DC Weekly Yelp
May 4, 2011

Yelp's Got Seoul!

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Let's face it: DC's got Seoul! With so many K-style eateries around, your eyes are bound to bulgogi! From the best bibimbap to some kickin' kimchi, this Weekly is here to curb your cravings with a piping hot list of the best Korean this side of Busan!

Annandale is the place to be for a carnivorous feast! Fancy a late night blow 'n' slurp? Yechon is open 24/7. Ruth C opts for the Heuk Yumso Jeon Gol goat soup which "comes out still boiling," with a broth that is "meaty, spiced and so filling.” Megs T prefers to chew the fat at Honey Pig and experiences "meat-gasms" over their melt-in-your-mouth pork belly: "It doesn't get any better than this if you’re a true carni.” Oegadgib’s “sizzling and dribbling” meats remind Noel O just how obsessed with Korean BBQ he is, so much so that it's got him thinking, “Maybe this means I was Korean in a former life?” Doubtful, Noel. It's just universally delicious!

With all the meatheads on Yelp, Jaime D reassures us that if you are "a vegetarian or prefer tofu to meat, Mandu is very accommodating and will do substitutions on most dishes" for something a little more PETA-approved. Hue K gets her bibimbap to-go at the Rice Bar and loves that they have “non-traditional toppings like corn, avocado and fried onion flakes.” When Laura L has got fried mandu dumplings on the mind, she makes a move for Kyung Ju. On top of having “more banchan than you can shake a chopstick at,” they usually have Korean soaps or gameshows playing on the TV!

Leave the brick and mortar behind and embrace the streets. Venu N tracks down the Bulgogi Cart, which he describes as a "simple, yellow, florescent beacon of love amongst the trendy proliferation of DC's roving food trucks." He likes to feast "upon the tender thin slices of sirloin marinated in that unmistakable blend of soy sauce, sesame seed oil and fiery spices." Looking for a little kimchi tofu soup to soothe the soul? Monica L suggests heading to the Korean Food Cart, where the broth is "murky, spicy, hot and salty... For food coming out of a tiny cart the size of my desk, it's just incredible." C'mon, get souped up!
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Jennifer M. on Cafe Chocolate
"I see that most reviews here are about that you can smoke here. Let me expand by adding what I observed about the other aspects of Cafe Chocolate as I'm sure that point has already been beaten to death and beyond.

Cafe Chocolate has ample parking out front. When you walk up to it, it looks small but…"
Aaron H. on Bon Chon Chicken
"Yes the service is bad, the waits are long, and its way out in Annandale.  But the chicken makes it five stars!   Even if they cussed me out when I came and I had to drive 5 hours to get it, the chicken would be five stars.

It is a life changing event.

I prefer take out b/c of the bad service, but…"
Irene C. on Gom Tang E
"Their main soup dish is the Sulungtang.  It's written on the menu as gom tang.  I had the meat only gom tang.  The white clear but creamy tasting soup is made from boiling meat bones in a pot that is bigger than the size of your tub.  It's boiled for almost a whole day and then served with clear…"

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