I stopped at Mandoo Bar (2 W 32nd) with a friend for a snack before our real dinner this evening. We had two kinds of dumplings (mandoo): very good fried meat and veggie dumplings, and outstanding juicy and vibrant steamed dumplings stuffed with tofu and kimchee, that were bursting with flavor to the point that my shirt is going to the dry cleaners tomorrow.
It is a sweet little place. One interesting feature are the Thai/korean dishes, which we did not have. There is a shrimp and lemon grass soup on the menu, and many people were ordering a dish that looked like Pad Thai and must have been a Korean interpretation. I have been hearing lots about Korean Chinese food -- how big of a pheonmenon is Korean/Thai?