Thanks to all for Shin Peking recommendations. In the course of my search for Shin Peking reports yesterday I discovered that 'previous threads' and the two chowhound search options will not uncover all old information. The 'view earlier threads' option reveals discrete information, including Shin Peking threads. (If you want to post this to site talk, be my guest).
Anyway, I ordered the jja jjang myun & jjampong to take away and when I went to pick up the order thought the woman at the register said it was $30 but when I got my receipt it read $13 something. I repeated the order & she verified so I figured I had done due diligence even as I was sure that whatever I was carting away was more than $13 unless it was all in change.
Jja jjang myun was over the top-- all I could think was what madness should this rich glossy bean and onion mud meet squid ink pasta or risotto-- they have the same kind of close your eyes and dive in and remember it in the corners of your mouth and under your fingernails after.
I have never had this or the jjampong before so I can't compare, but I will say that the jjampong puts any 'spicy seafood noodle soup' I know to shame. I was especially impressed that the shrimp actually communicated shrimp texture and flavour, as I have come to expect seafood soups to be highly extracted from the same stringy corpses that populate the murky broth-- but this was a revelation.
Also the radish-lettuce kim chee was superb.
I did get a takeaway menu & prices are not so extraordinary across the board. Also it is not obvious which dishes are just Chinese & which Korean-Chinese.
I do look forward to trying the shrimp in hot sauce & other recommended items.