Sunday, April 29, 2012

Korean Cuisine Myeong-dong 韓国料理明洞(ミョントン)

A new Korean restaurant just opened in Towada this past week (Thu. Apr. 26, 2012).

Korean Cuisine Myeong-dong 韓国料理明洞(ミョンドン)
Hours営業時間: 11:00-22:00 (LO 21:30) daily
(Closed 2nd & 4th Tue. of the month 定休日:毎月第2・4火曜日)
Mobile携帯: 080-1680-3043
Address住所: 3-4 Honami-cho (十和田市穂並町3-4 )
Parking駐車場: available 有
*No English menu, but it's a picture menu so ordering is easy*

You can eat in the restaurant or get take out.

If you order the kimchi--Chinese cabbage (白菜hakusai) or Japanese radish (大根daikon)--it comes in a plastic container so you can take home the leftovers. And unless you really really love kimchi or you go there with a lot of people, chances are you will be taking it home! (Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the kimchi. ^^;; ) It's a pretty good deal for 500yen.

Everything else I tried was also delicious!
Tteobokki トッポッキ (500yen)
Jijim チヂミ (500yen)
Naengmyeonネンミョン (700yen)

[A minor digression: I learned today that Korean cuisine was apparently the inspiration for one of Morioka's famous noodles: 冷麺 reimen (a cold noodle dish) came from naengmyeon. Another famous Morioka noodle, じゃじゃ麺 jajamen (noodles with a special miso & meat sauce) was apparently inspired by a Chinese noodle dish zha jiang mian. At Myeong-dong, you can order jajangmyeon which is a Koreanized version of zha jiang mian.]