14.032 Son Kimchi Mandu

Cycle 14 – Item 32

6 (Mon) February 2023

Son Kimchi Mandu


at Milbon

-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W, ES

Milbon (밀본) is a Korean restaurant.  Offers just 2 “main” dishes and 5 “side” dishes.  Recipient of the Michelen Guide Bib Gourmand in 2018 and 2019.

Located 274 meters from the office.
No idea what the decor theme is supposed to be.

The mandu – featured here in steamed form were mostly hit and somewhat miss.  Not really to my taste – a bit too sharp – but distinct, clearly made in-house, in contrast to many restaurants that serve mass-produced/frozen mandu, which all taste kinda the same.  The thick, uneven texture of the hand-made skins was nice (“son = hand”).   Good enough to try again in the grilled form and/or in the plain (kimchi-less) version.

(See also HANSIK)


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