I came into NYC on Amtrak the other day in the mid-afternoon and, since that put me close to Korea Town, I decided to grab a to-go order from Mandoo Bar and see how well their dumplings would micro-wave up for dinner. I got the twelve piece Combo Mandoo which comes with boiled Veggie (green wrapper), Seafood (yellow wrapper) and Pork (white wrapper) dumplings.
The Seafood and Pork dumplings held up well to refrigeration and micro-waving and tasted almost as good as they do fresh in the restaurant. The Seafood dumplings are my favorite, the filling seems to be a mix of shrimp and crab and the wrapper has a slightly sweet flavor. The Veggie dumplings didn’t hold up so well to re-heating and the filling tasted a little bitter.
The take-out order comes with two types of kimchi, a tub of slightly overly sweet dipping sauce and a tub of spicy chili paste.