Han Ah Reum Mart - Namoodol Restaurant @ Union Street, New York, United States

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I was shopping at Han Ah Reum Mart at Union Street when I stumbled upon a small snack outlet in the supermarket. The tempting and delicious aroma spread throughout the supermarket but you cannot help but follow the smell to the simple booth at the far end of the supermarket.

Price: Value for money. Five pieces at at $4.

Quality: A simple snack made from flour and moist red bean paste will be something I love each time I visit H-Mart. The five pieces of red bean fishes were shared between the two of us.

Store layout: A simple booth that sells various pastries. But the sweet red bean pastry aroma caught my senses and got me addicted to it.


"You will love it."



Bimbibap (Mixture of steamed rice and vegetables with hot pepper paste)

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Found a new food court at Han Ah Reum Mart at Union Street – Namoodol Restaurant. It is a simple and cheap place to have a meal.

Price: Priced at $6. I had a huge portion of rice and generous portion of vegetables – a heavy meal to last you throughout the day. I merely ordered by giving the numbers listed in the picture menu to the Korean staff. Not forgetting that the meal includes the two different kimchi and a bowl of delicious vegetable soup.

Quality: The defined pearly-white steamed rice mixed with hot pepper sauce and greens is a great option for those who do not want to take meat. I decided to go vegetarian today. The hot pepper sauce mixed with steamed rice and vegetables were delicious when I tried it. I was not able to stop and finished the whole bowl of steamed rice instead of stopping at half a bowl. Both kim chi were fantastic. I love them, as they are crunchy and delicious. As for the soup, I was surprised that a mere vegetable soup with lettuce and bean sprout could taste so good. Must try! Oops! I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture. Will upload again when I go back for another round. Yummy!

Store layout: A simple layout with one row of tables for customers and the other for the kitchen, located at Han Ah Reum Mart, Union Street. You may have to enter from the supermarket. The walls are painted with warm colors and you feel very comfortable having your meal there. However, at the end of the restaurant, there may be boxes that may be a little hazardous. You can get free water (hot or cold) from the dispenser provided. But remember to return your tray after your meal.


"the entrance of the food court taken from the supermarket."


"Just order accordingly to the numbers allocated on the picture menu at the counter."

Beef Dosilock

Overall rating: 4.5/5

After the great find the day before, I decided to try a different dish. This time is beef dosilock, that is, lunch box with marinated beef.

Price: Value for money for one decent meal.

Quality: The meal comprised of a lunch box and a bowl of lettuce and bean sprout soup. In the lunch box, there was a serving of kim chi, steamed rice and grilled marinated beef. The beef was freshly grilled. The taste was super duper yummy! Each bite was filled with surprise and anticipation. Anticipating taking another bite of it. Must try!

Store layout: A simple layout with one row of tables for customers and the other for the kitchen, located at Han Ah Reum Mart, Union Street. You may have to enter from the supermarket. The walls are painted with warm colors and you feel very comfortable having your meal there. However, at the end of the restaurant, there may be boxes that may be a little hazardous. You can get free water (hot or cold) from the dispenser provided. But remember to return your tray after your meal.


"Namoodol Restaurant taken along Union Street."


"Order at the counter by telling the staff the number as indicated in the picture menu. By the way, the lady standing at the counter was not me." :D

Deok Mandoo Kook (Rice cake stew with dumplings)

Overall rating: 2/5

After two attempts at Namoodol Restaurant, I decided to try noodles this time round.

Price: Value for money for a decent meal.

Quality: The meal was provided with servings of two different kinds of kim chi – lettuce kim chi and cucumber kim chi. Both of them were superb. It whipped up your appetite. However, the broth was a letdown as it tasted a little bland. I wonder if it was made from the rice cake. The rice cake was ready-made and lacked texture. The dumplings however tasted the best. The meat was marinated with pepper and I thought I saw some carrots as well. I will miss this one, though.


"delicious kim chi lettuce. must try it."

 
"the dumplings are delicious!"


"At this price, you have a big bowl of rice cake with dumplings, and two different servings of kim chi."


"cucumber kim chi. must try this too."












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Where: 29-2 Union Street, Queens, NY 11354, USA
Tel: 718-445-5656
Website: http://www.hmart.com/ourstore/ourstore_main.asp#ny
Overall rating: 4.5/5

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