Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DaMoim Korean Fusion

Thursday at some point in the morning I managed to run over a nail and get a flat tire. Luckily I had my coworker available to put my spare on (thanks again Stephen!). Friday I dropped my flat off to get fixed and when I came back after work to get it they let me know that it couldn't be fixed and I needed to replace it. I immediately became grumpy because my tires are less then two years old...Luckily I had a warranty so the new tire price was pro-rated.  Needless to say after that I was in a pretty grumpy mood and it was dinner time. I looked at a dining app on my phone and I found a place that got pretty good reviews, DaMoim - a Korean fusion bar.

I live very near a part of Annandale that many people refer to as Little Korea. I am going to admit something to yall, put myself on the line...Korean food intimidates me. I can't quite give a reason why but there is something about it that scares me. I have lived around this area for years and I have never been to a Korean restaurant. Well I take that back, my friend and I went one time to a restaurant, couldnt read the menu and ended up ordering food we were both not fond of. Besides that experience, nada-zilch-no more attempts. 

I decided to stop being such a baby and didn't bail out of going to DaMoim.They had a fusion menu so this is the perfect place to move me in slowly to Korean food.

When I arrived I accidently went into the Karaoke bar next door, which provided for a little awkwardness on my part, but later on after I was leaving DaMoim one of the guys working there recognized me and told me I should come karaoke some time! 
I got to DaMoim, which is small but quaint on the inside. I sat at a high table and drank a coke while I was waiting for my food to come. Little bit of relaxation for me as coke is like my crack. 
Anyways I ordered the 28. Galbi Tacos $9 : Beef Short Rib Tacos served with sesame-chili salsa, a slaw of julienne lettuce and scallions and a sprinkle of crushed sesame seeds. This was delicious and plentiful. More then worth your money for tacos. The beef was flavored awesomely, tender and I really enjoyed my meal. 
For an appetizer I got #2 Mandoo $6, beef and pork traditional Korean dumplings (6) served with soy sesame dipping sauce. I was not a huge fan of these, but it was more of a personal preference thing then a taste thing. I prefer a thicker dumpling layer and slightly different filling. This was another good deal price wise, you get your money's worth. 
Waiters were friendly and food was good, I will definitely be coming back to try some of their other items-very cool menu! My only tiff with this place, and it is a minor one is that they wouldn't let you mix/match the tacos. Most places allow you to switch it up if they are the same price/you are willing to pay the higher price. All three types of tacos here were the same price/portion but they wouldn't allow you to get more then one kind. I suppose it is a good way to get you to come back if you like the tacos. 

7106 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA
703-354-3211
DaMoim on Urbanspoon


After visiting, it has now become my goal to experiment with Korean food more in this area because there is a plethora of restaurants.

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