This weekend was a glorious breakthrough of spring weather that extended into Monday. Since I have the week off from work I am enjoying the weather and the sights and sounds of D.C. as much as I can. Tonight I made my way right outside of Adam’s Morgan to visit Mandu on 18th Street so I could eat mandu, a Korean dumpling that I have been wanting to try. The weather was warm and inviting so all of the restaurant’s patios were filled to capacity. Despite it being a Monday night, business was in no way, shape or form slow.
I was excited that Mandu offers happy hour prices so I ordered the mango Sojutini and of course, mandu! I order the shrimp and the beef and pork combo. The mandu came out quickly and it satiated my hunger. I expected the mandu to be a bit more flavorful since I know Koreans are very much into spice. It was tasty, but a bit on the bland side. Mandu is not an authentic Korean restaurant which is probably why the menu is limited. Other than the happy hour price, I found that the prices for the entrees were a bit steep. I would go back for happy hour but I will keep searching for an authentic Korean experience to try other dishes. By the way, they have a Korean brunch!
I was stuffed after eating two orders of Mandu (greedy!) so I decided to walk around the neighborhood to digest my food. I didn’t realize how close it was to Dupont Circle. Here are some of the sights that I saw during my walk.
I then took a quick jaunt through Adam’s Morgan to see what was happening up that way and to pick up dessert for later. It was a beautiful day.