Where NOT To Eat In Korea Town

Korea Town in New York City, is the new hot spot for Asian restaurants. The newest member is Dong Chun Hong, so Cheapeats had to check it out.

It was a raining the day I decided to stop in. I was cold, wet and so in the mood for a bowl of soup. I put my wet umbrella on the floor near by table and glanced over the menu. I called over my server to ask her a few questions. She picked up my umbrella off the floor and handed it to me so she could stand to my left. Seriously? You’re making me hold my wet umbrella? You couldn’t come to my right? Call me crazy, but I think that was very rude. Strike 1.

I decide to order the Wont Ton Soup and Chicken with Vegetables and some hot tea. My tea was served in a glass, not a cup. Not uncommon in a Middle Eastern Restaurant, but not typical in a Chinese Restaurant. As I glanced around the room, I noticed that everyone else is drinking their tea out of nice tea cups. Am I not worthy of a tea cup? Strike 2.

Soon, my steaming bowl of soup is set down in front of me. The broth had a deep rich color, which led me to believe that the broth would be flavorful. It wasn’t. It was very bland and uneventful. Such a disappointment. Strike 3.

My chicken and vegetables with brown rice was OK. The chicken was tender and the veggies still had their crunch, but there was too much sauce.

I WON’T be going back to Dong Chun Hong. For me, the meal was disappointing and the service was poor.


Un-Happiness, $25 and under.

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A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating Cheapeatsinc.com. When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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