Category Archives: Korean

Kaju, Boston, MA

Usually when I am in Boston for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ Hometown Throwdown shows, I also go to Boston’s Chinatown for dim sum.  This trip however, I went to Kaju, a small Korean restaurant, in Kenmore Square, conveniently near the … Continue reading

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Dumpling Making Montage

For New Year’s Day we made two styles of dumplings for dinner; the first batch was filled with tofu, kimchi and shiitake mushrooms, the second was filled with spinach, shiitake mushrooms, chopped water chestnuts and Just Egg.  We steamed all … Continue reading

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Moonrise Izakaya, New York, NY

Moonrise Izakaya is a new “Japanese Pub” on the Upper-West Side that is trying too hard on the aesthetics and décor and not paying enough attention to the food.   The interior and exterior were painted in an anime style by … Continue reading

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Kimchi Big Gyoza Dumpling, HMart House Brand Frozen Dumpling

Rating:  Kimchi Big Gyoza Dumpling aka Hansang Kimchi Gyoza are one of the HMart supermarket chain’s house brands. The packaging pretty much says it all, they are filled with kimchi, they are big, they are gyoza shaped and they are dumplings.  The … Continue reading

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Fulgreen Kimchi Mandoo and BCD Home Soon Dubu Kit Review

Rating:  This week’s frozen dumpling review is a twofer – Fulgreen Frozen Kimchi Dumplings and BCD Tofu House Home Soon Dubu Kit.   Both are are excellent products and get five stars. Fulgreen has changed the logo on its frozen Kimchi … Continue reading

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Ku Sushi and Izakaya, Seattle WA

Normally I avoid sushi restaurants advertising 50% of rolls, especially if there is a big cheesy looking banner hanging from the restaurant announcing this. To me this just screams low quality sushi. But Ku Sushi and Izakaya gets lots of … Continue reading

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H-Mart, New York, NY

H-Mart is a U.S. Asian supermarket chain with locations throughout the United States, Canada, and London and with 61 locations is the largest Asian grocery store chain in the U.S.  The “H” in “H Mart” stands for Han Ah Reum, a Korean phrase … Continue reading

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Bun Battle: Kimchi Edition

The competitors for this bout are Mama Bunns at Gallery32 and Tour Les Jours just down the street on 32nd Street. Tour Les Jours is one of several Korean-French pastry-coffee shop chains (see also Paris Baguette) that sell huge selections … Continue reading

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Manhattan Valley Dumpling Tour

The Manhattan Valley neighborhood is situated between the Upper West Side and Columbia University’s Morningside Heights neighborhoods.  The neighborhood has perennially been on the edge of booming or gentrifying or becoming at hot residential neighborhood, with articles going back to … Continue reading

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Wang Foods “Frozen Dumplings for Pan Frying (Kunmandu)”

Rating:   Wang Food is sub-brand of the large Korean traditional foods exporter, Samjin Globalnet. The company has been promoting Korean food internationally since 1970 and sells a wide range of dumplings under the Wang Foods brands.  A lot of the dumpling choices … Continue reading

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