Appetizer / Salad

crispy fried “mandu” (korean)

Mandu are dumpling in korean cuisine . The name is a cognate to the names of similar type of meat-filled dumplings in Central Asia, such as Turkish manti, Kazakh manty, and Uzbek manti.

In korean cuisine, mandu generally denotes a type of filled dumplings similar to the Mongolian buuz and Turkish manti, and some variations are similar to the Chinese jiaozi and the Japanese gyoza.  If the dumpling are grilled or fired, they are called “gunmandu” when the steamed “jjinmandu”, and when boiled “mulmandu”

 Mandu are usually served with a dipping sauce made of soy sauce and vineger. They are usually filled with minced meat, tofu, green onions, garlic and ginger, mandu are served with kimchi and chili-speckled  soy sauce.