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Dumpling & Noodle: Korean cafe on El Camino


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Dumpling & Noodle: Korean cafe on El Camino

nanklee | Aug 15, 2006 04:35 AM

Never heard of this place until friends took me tonight. It's been open since early this year. As far as what's served... the name says it all.

We started off with two types of mandoo. The fried dumplings had a crunchy-chewy wrapper and a meat with scallion filling. The steamed ones had thin yet substantial bread-like wrapping, and the filling was meat plus clear vermicelli - like japchae noodles. Both were hearty starters. We dipped them in a mix of soy sauce, white vinegar, and a sprinkling of chili powder.

D&N also has different types of kalguksu (chewy handmade noodles in mild thick broth). I had the bowl with squid and clams. Not much seafood, but plenty of noodles which seemed to grow in quantity the more I ate!

The sides were simple piles of kimchi and takwan. Overall, a homey and satisfying change of pace from the usual BBQ and soon tofu offerings on El Camino.

Dumpling & Noodle
3212 El Camino Real*
Santa Clara

*In the Quizno's strip mall, at Pomeroy. Easy to miss.

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