Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Steamed Dumplings At Manna: Mandu To Almost Fill The Void Of The Late Honey Pig Dumplings

Steamed mandu from Manna in the Lotte food court
For those in search of steamed dumplings after the closing of Honey Pig Dumpling last year, the time has come to slake your hunger on Manna.

That's Manna's mandu -- $9 for a six-dumpling order -- in the photo above.  It's one of the stands in the food court next to Lotte in Ellicott City.

We got the pork variety, and they're a tasty snack.  A bit less filling and a bit more dough pressed together at the top than the Honey Pig variety on sale briefly at the new Lotte in Catonsville.  But they're a welcome find because we had loved the steamed mandu as a party food.  They re-heat beautifully in a steamer.

The Lotte food court has a series of restaurants, each with a pretty large menu.  Does anyone have specific recommendations?  I have looked a few times, but I don't know what you suggest.

(in the back of the Lotte food court)
8801 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

NEAR:  The Lotte in the Golden Triangle shopping center has a connected food court.  This is the shopping center on Rte 40 just east of Rte 29.  Manna is the stand all the way in the back.  They have a menu in signs above the register, including several ramen varieties.

1 comment:

s. chou said...

Lotte food court recommendations:
My favorites are the chicken teriyaki from Ikkyu (the first stand as you walk in), and the sushi combos from Au Rang (not sure of spelling, but the one next to Ikkyu).

Ikkyu has a variety of Japanese foods that are simpler and more of the everyday foods that Japanese people eat instead of fancy sushi.

Au Rang has a lot of sushi combos, which while aren't of top notch quality, gives you a lot of sushi and side dishes for the price. I think I also saw hwae dup bop on their menu as well, but I haven't tried it yet.