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MSP: Korea Restaurant

JimGrinsfelder | Apr 16, 200807:44 PM

Dong Yang has some competition.

Korea Restaurant is on Oak Street between Washington and University. Across the street from the gigantic Alumni Center and next to the fire station. They have parking spaces and from the look of the lunch crowd today (all students on foot), parking should be no problem. Ignore the "permit only" signs.

Back to that lunch crowd, 5 of the 7 tables were occupied by people that looked like they were Korean exchange students studying at the U.

They have rice cakes (Duk?). The Beef Bulgogi has a fantastic texture. The Pork Bulgogi has a fantastic flavor. The little pickles accompanying the lunch specials were skimpy (we got kimchi in one dish and one dish with two less spicy pickles). They were good, just Dong Yang gives us 5 or 7, or if they're angry, maybe 6.

The rice cake is soupy with dumplings and egg and some other good stuff. And plentiful.

Lunch specials are $6.99. It looks like they have a large number of seafood items, but we didn't go for those today. They do not have the Korean-style ribs served dry that I love at Dong Yang. They serve their beef ribs in soup.

The charming number system that goes "ding" when your order is up is worth the trip by itself.

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