Lunch with My Aunt at Chung Moo Ro
I have about an hour to write this post for you before I go to class. Since this lunch I’m writing about now took place last Friday, I might as well tell you about this meal in K-town that I had with my aunt and her son who are visiting from Hong Kong.
The reason why I’m in the city on a Friday afternoon, which normally never happens since I don’t have classes on Friday and it’s my (so called) Spring Break, it’s because my aunt wanted to see the Macy’s Flower Show in Herald Square. No, I’m not going to put up anymore flower pictures, since most of them didn’t come out too well so you’re not going to suffer anymore of that.
Back to the food. My cousin was dying for some food since it’s 1:30. My mother also accompanied us and wanted to get some decent food around here since it’s cold that Friday afternoon. I suggested if they wanted Korean food since I don’t like any sandwiches around here and I’m not in a sandwich mood. My aunt agreed with that suggestion and I took all of them over to K-town which is just three blocks away.
The tea is basically the same for all other Korean restaurants that I’ve been to so far, the hyunmi cha, which is the rice cracker flavored tea. It’s good and it’s warm.
Edit 4/14/07: I ordered for the group: Ddukbagi Bulgogi, Gobdol Bimibap, Gamjatang, Godeunguh Gui (the grilled mackerel) and the Duenjang Chigae (Miso Soup).
They’re all good but the kimchi was a bit too spicy for my palate.
The last photo was blurred since my aunt started to de-bone apart the fish. So once again, sorry for the blurriness of it all.
The Ddukbagi Bulgogi was a really sweet beef soup, which actually surprised me in a good way. It was pretty hearty and it’s my favorite out of all the soups and stews that I’ve ordered.
The Gobdol Bimibap is my favorite Korean rice dish. Somehow the sizzling hot stone bowl filled with rice, vegetables and a raw egg being slightly cooked up in it, appeals to me. It’s really tasty.
The Gamjatang is a spicy pork bone stew that is chocked full of vegetables but not that much potatoes as the menu indicated. It’s delicious, hearty and it really warms your mouth and your insides.
The Godeunguh Gui was delicious dish of broiled mackerel. It’s cooked perfectly with a nicely broiled skin and moist flesh, and it’s seasoned well.
The whole bill for the group of 4 came out to be about $13 per person, which isn’t that expensive. The dish that really boosted the check was the broiled mackerel since it’s off the lunch menu and it costs about $13 and everything else was under $10.
Chung Moo Roo
10 W. 32nd Street
New York, NY