Restaurant: Myung In Dumplings
Location: 3109 W Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90006. (213) 381-3568
Date: May 17, 2013
Cuisine: Korean Dumpling House
Rating: Tasty and great value
I’m a big dumpling fan. I mean, what isn’t there to like with a pasta-esque dough ball filled with ground goodness?
Myung is a little hole-in-the-wall place right next door to Shin Beijing in the heart of K-Town.
The menu is short, and very pictorial.
Like every Korean place, just sitting down seems to earn you a collection of little “salads.” This one is cabbage with mayo, a dish that is very familiar from my many trips to Japan.
And the classic kimchee, some pickles, and a slightly spicy dumpling sauce.
King steamed dumplings with meat and vegetable. They aren’t kidding. These puppies are the size of grapefruits, or cannonballs.
Inside the thick covering is a hearty mixture of meat (probably beef), spices, onion, and scallions.
This “dumpling soup” is basically egg drop soup filled with soft beef dumplings. Tasty.
Spicy steamed dumplings with shrimp. While there was some mixture of spices in the dumplings themselves, most of the heat is in the red stuff.
Shu-mai. The Korean variant on this classic appears to be a little larger than the Chinese.
Overall a nice little “snack,” tasty and a great deal for the money. Not quite as good as Din Tai Fung, but a different thing (and country) and far closer.