Category Archives: Korean

Mokomandy

Mokomandy, web site, 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling, VA, 571-313-0505, Korean and Cajun. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | NoVA Mag | Ylp | Don Rockwell | Gayot] This place … Continue reading

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Iron Age

Iron Age, preliminary web site, 6023 Centreville Crest Lane, Centreville, VA, 517-403-9743 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp | Don Rockwell | TripAdvisor] Korean barbecue, with a nod in the Asian fusion direction, as the place emphasizes … Continue reading

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BonChon

BonChon, web site, 7215 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA (you also can enter from 236 by the Giant), 703-914-1415 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Ylp] … Continue reading

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Korean Food Specialists

Korean Food Specialists, 7031 Little River Turnpike, #21D, Annandale, VA, 703-333-3400 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp] Set toward the back end of that strip mall, the same one with Il Mee and Shillah. It is the … Continue reading

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Siroo

Siroo, 4231-N Markham Street, Annandale, VA (formerly Sakura Express), 703-354-5488 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google] This is the only Korean porridge place around. I recommend the chicken with ginseng, oyster with seaweed, and abalone, all in … Continue reading

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My longstanding quest for the ideal bibimbap

Since the mid nineties I have been looking for a bibimbap that would stand above all others. A year ago I found it in Seoul, and yesterday I retraced my steps and visited again. As I entered, the woman in … Continue reading

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Blue Sand Seafood

Blue Sand Seafood, 4231-H Markham Street, Annandale, VA, 703-914-1004 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google] This is now the best Korean place for seafood, especially those spicy stews and soups which hardly anyone likes (but I do). … Continue reading

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Kogiya, Korean BBQ

Kogiya, Korean BBQ, web site, 4220 Annandale Road, Annandale, VA, 703-942-6995 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell] This is now a clear first choice for Korean barbecue in the area. … Continue reading

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The origins of kimchi in Korea

Many would be surprised to discover that this seemingly traditional food was in fact first developed in the late 19th century. Also, the most important ingredient of kimchi, red pepper, was first introduced to Korea in the early 17th century … Continue reading

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Seoul food notes

There is always a pumpkin, smoked duck, or clam and noodles dish you haven’t seen before. The way to eat well here is to seek out the small restaurants, on the edge of residential districts, with no English language signs, … Continue reading

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