So I'm over Daheen Wang Mandoo. Long Lines. Shortages of product. Clueless staff. Yada yada.
But I've found a superior replacement.
Just checked out the five day old Da Myun on 162nd and 41st Avenue just off of Northern Blvd. Small spot that reminds me of Mandoo Bar on 32nd. Wood tables and votive candles and such a friendly owner/chef. The specialty is homemade traditional noodles and mandoo. And let me say....the noodle dishes that I tried were excellent (cold bibim Kooksu and Dol-Udon) but the mandoo were exceptional.
At 8.95 they were priced a bit higher than some other places, but the perfectly steamed thin skinned dumplings were exquisite and stuffed with a finely diced, very well-seasoned combo of kimchee, veggies and the tiniest bit of ground pork. They might well have been the best wangmandoo I've had in Flushing. And I've had a lot of mandoo....I believe it was six to an order.
Unfortunately the block they are on is under construction. Not the greatest time to open a business there as I know the other places are suffering what with the road closures etc. I wish them well. Their mandoo made my night!
*At the moment they have a 10% off special going on to celebrate their Grand Opening.*
41-10 162 street
flushing, ny 11358
41-10 162nd St, Queens, NY 11358