A beautiful spring Sunday morning in the district…yes, it must be brunching season! I had plans to help my best friend paint her new condo (yay, Nicole!) and we of course needed some pre-Michelangelo fuel. We decided on Mandu, a Korean joint off of 18th St. in Dupont.
It was my first time having fare, but it was fabulous! Mandu featured a Korean brunch special for $12, which Nicole ordered. Amanda and I opted for a traditional Korean dish, Dolsot bibim bap, which features rice, bean sprouts, mushrooms, vegetables, the meat of your choice and a fried egg in a clay pot. We also started with pork dumplings and the standard appetizer plate offered to all guests – seasoned cucumbers, bean sprouts, green beans, potatoes and tofu.
All in all, the food was fabulous and I would highly recommend the cuisine. However, the service left much to be desired. Maybe they do takeout…
I’d give it 5 out of 5 for the food, but a 2 out of 5 for the service – I’ll go with an overall 3 out of 5 forks!