We order the mixed soy garlic chicken and the spicy ddukbokki because the couple next to us has it and it looks amazing. We also ordered the Kimchi Coleslaw which I've heard is a must-order, but they were out so we replaced with the scallion pancake instead.
The pancake was really, really greasy. I mean, Korean pancake is usually an oily endeavor, but this really took the cake.
The chicken was pretty good, but didn't match the oh-my-goodness of Mono+Mono's chicken.
Apologies for the low level lighting, although it's probably better off- because if you could see this dish you'd be really tempted to order it like we were. It's rice cakes and fish cakes in a spicy sauce with cheese and peppers. It should've been delicious, but I just did not enjoy it at all. The chewy texture of rice cakes is usually what attracts me to them, but these were chewy to the point of being rubbery. I also just could not get into the sauce. However, The Mr did enjoy this dish, so this is not a unanimous Newbie Foodies opinion. But we do agree that Mono+Mono is still our favorite Korean Fried Chicken place. Unfortunately, their midtown location is closed, but they can be found in the East Village.
|Mixed Soy Garlic Chicken