Two weeks ago, Ken and I met up right after work and went to Korea town for dinner. I wanted to try something new (still mourning the loss of my favorite place, BCD Tofu House) so we opted to try Arirang. Arirang is known for their handmade noodles and soups – New York was really cold that week so it totally made sense to fill up on soup and kimchi!
The restaurants is on the second floor of an office building; I’ve walked past it so many times but have never gone in! The wait was only 15 minutes and the restaurant only had Korean people (and lots of old people were there, too). We started with the seafood pajeon:
Everyone talks about how great their pajeon pancake is but I wasn’t super impressed. It was a little soggy…but it had a lot of seafood (more than people usually put in their pancakes!) We also had some kimchi and radishes:
I ordered the Chicken Kar-jeabe with handmade long-noodle & dough flakes – chicken, potato, onion, green onion:
And Ken ordered the Kim-Chi Seafood with handmade long-noodle – kimchi, cuttlefish, clam, shrimp, green onion, mixed seafoods:
Both broths were super thick because of the potatoes and all of the handmade noodles – a little too thick (and slightly gloppy/gluey). The chicken was really tender, but they didn’t add enough and there were only a few chunks in the entire large bowl of soup. Ken’s soup had so many different types of seafood that it was a treasure hunt to find everything, but it was really good and very spicy. A good restaurant to add to our repertoire of K-town spots – it doesn’t officially hit the spot for soup, but it’s pretty legit.