We have begun frequenting a small Korean spot where the owner makes his own noodles and does a fair amount of the cooking. I think we earned the respect of this quiet, not-often smiling man by devouring everything put before us, the hotter the better, and asking for thirds of kimchee. Now that we are "in" he's begun letting us know when he's cooked up something special and off-menu. Here is the perfect opportunity, it seems, to explore the culinary joys of Korea beyond what is usually available on English-language restaurant menus.
So, I ask those of you who love and know Korean food ... what Korean dishes are particularly yummy -- what should we be asking for? (We've covered the range of grills, cold noodles, and soon, I think.) If you don't know the name of the dish in Korean, a detailed description will do. Many thanks.