She and her family discovered this mandu place years ago. So, she has been eager to bring her friends there, too!
And one lunch time, I was able to find time to travel all the way to Hapjeong Station in Seoul's Mapu district to find out for myself.
So, I met up with Ruth at the station's Exit 2, and just walked for a few meters to find this popular eatery.
I have been always a fan of mandu, the Korean dumpling. With all my years in Seoul visiting mandu restaurants all over the city, I am lucky to have discovered some of the best tasting versions of this recipe!
And this time, it's another chance to enjoy mandu from the Mapo-gu side of Seoul.
And looking at the menu, there was a lot to choose from. They also had other non-mandu dishes, actually. But I stuck my sights to a mandu plate. And their prices were reasonable, too!
As our tummies were reminding us that it was time to stuff ourselves, we ordered!
I had mandu with in a broth with tteok and rice! And Ruth ordered meat mandu. We both loved it! Burp!
Though it was far from home, travelling to Mapu-gu for its mandu was definitely worth the trip. Although I told Ruth there was also a very popular mandu place in her Insadong neighborhood.
So, thanks to Ruth for introducing me to this place (and to the lunch treat!). If I find myself in this corner of the city again, I now know where to head to...
...and get myself to munch Mapo's mandu!