|Austin Korean Restaurant | Manna - Han Yang Market|
|Sunday, 27 June 2010 00:00|
Located in a strip of mall in Brentwood neighborhood, one may access Han Yang Market from Lamar Blvd. Coming from north, it was on our right after a railway track and Justin Lane. Han Yang Market and Korean Restaurant signposts can be easily spotted from road side. Ample parking space. The facade of Manna Korean Restaurant does have a decent door with an 'open' light sign as if one can enter. To our surprise, we had to walk through Han Yang Market to reach Manna restaurant.
Manna Korean Restaurant is a family-run restaurant in the style of self-service so you can save on the tipping. Menu is showcased at the ordering counter in both Korean and English. Once you have decided on what to have, inform the staff that is manning the counter. The staff speaks and understands minimal English vocabulary, thus it is wise to tell by the number on the menu rather than by the name of the dishes. We opted for a bowl of Kimchi soup and a set of Bulgogi pork.
While waiting for our number to be shouted, we went ahead to nibble some side dishes (banchan). Bean sprouts, pickled radish and pickled Chinese cabbage are provided next to the counter and feel free to top
up as you like.
I was happy with my choice - Kimchi soup with Chinese white cabbage, diced tofu and sliced pork and served a bowl of steamed rice. It had been so long since I last tasted a hot and nice Kimchi soup. Judging from facial expression, my Significant Other undoubtedly enjoyed his Bulgogi (grilled & marinated) pork that was served with steamed rice and a small bowl of clear soup.
Do not expect fancy stuff but great enough to satisfy the yearning for a decent Korean meal.
6808 N. Lamar blvd #A-110
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 371-3199
|Last Updated on Monday, 28 June 2010 12:30|