I ate dinner tonight at the Korean restaurant a few doors down from Pho Pasteur in Allston. I'd eaten there twice before and thought the food quite good but super noisy and the service abysmal. Tonight; however, the place was almost empty and the service was excellent. Perhaps weeknights in the frigid months are the way to go. I had a big, steaming bowl of mandoo in a light beef broth. The dumplings were outstanding..excellent filling to wrapper ratio and very brightly flavored. The broth was fine, and there were generous shreads of moist beef laced throughout along with egg and scallion. Very tasty. My companion had a cold so I didn't taste his soup, a spicy number with beef. The accompanying pickled vegetables were good too. All of this washed down with copious cups of hot tea. You know, the kind that tastes vaguely of tree bark but is pleasant nonetheless.
Over dinner, my companion shared with me an article from the Globe about Iggy's closing its Watertown location and moving the storefront to their Cambridge factory site on Fawcett Street. Apparantly it will allow them to both expand their offerings and to offer more samples (God bless). He also let me know that Super 88 in Dorchester was temporarily closed for health code violations. Bummer. I'm not surprised though. Thank goodness Kam Man is only a few more minutes away!