So we decided yesterday to buy our lunch instead. We had a few errands to run near Mokdong Station before work and decided on getting some mandoo (dumplings; how about homemade mandu "chips" by ZenKimchi?) and kimbab (Korean sushi)--quick and easy. The place we went to was called MyungIn Mandoo (since 1976 I might add), near Two Two Fried Chicken (I didn't plan this, honestly!).
The price for one order of mandoo (10 dumplings; 5 regular + 5 kimchi), and two tuna kimbab rolls was 7500w (about 8US). The kimbab was jam packed full of ingredients and the mandoo was awesome as always. They steam them literally on the sidewalk. Highly recommended if you're looking for a cheap and quick snack in Mokdong, or anywhere else in Seoul for that matter.
Look for MyungIn Mandoo right by Two Two Fried Chicken:
Just place your order on the street...it doesn't get easier than this:
A closer shot of the mandu and other snacks for sale:
Now, you're in for a treat because I have a video of the mandoo man making mandoo...at lightning speed. It will be up in the morning. But in the meantime, if you're really bored, here's the Two Two Fried Chicken logo:
OK, I'm going to sleep now, this time for real...here's your promised video:
Normally, when we do have time and the groceries, we whip up a meal like the one you see below. Beef stir fry with red, yellow and orange peppers, flash fried head lettuce in garlic with oyster sauce, and creamy cheddar whipped mashed potatoes. It's a weird combination, an Asian inspired meal only to have creamy and cheesy mashed potatoes be the odd man out. It was delicious though. ;)