BCD Tofu House in Fort Lee serves the best soondubu and is one of my favorite Korean restaurants in New Jersey. It is tastier than the one in New York on 32nd Street (a few people agree with me on this) and cheaper too….
Korean Restaurants in NJ
Yedang is hands down my favorite place to get tteok on the East Coast. I was surprised to find such delicious and fresh tasting tteok locally. My favorite tteok from Yedang is the wormwood steamed een jul me (생쑥 인절미) shown below, the taste of the wormwood is so fresh and this tteok is not sweet at all. In addition to tteok, this store also carries their own beverages and has my favorite sikhye which is a traditional Korean dessert drink with rice. If you have only tried the canned sikhye, you will be pleasantly surprised by Yedang’s sikhye. Yedang carries other traditional desserts like sesame brittle, hangwa, and yumilgwa. Yedang is conveniently located in the same plaza as the super HMart so you can get your grocery shopping done and then stop by for treats afterwards. Their prices are really reasonable for the freshness and quality of the products and their gift packaging is traditional and pretty. This is my go to spot for presents for elders as they will hand select and pack a gift box of your specification and rush ship their goods with an added shipping charge.
Yedang Tteok Jip
321 Broad Avenue
Myung Dong Noodle House Fort Lee is one of my favorite places to eat Korean food outside of the city. I first tried Myung Dong’s famous Kalguksu at the original restaurant, Myeongdong Kyoja, in Seoul. If you ever visit Seoul, I would highly recommend it as it is a famous restaurant that’s been around since 1966 and recently started opening branches in the US. They are most famous for their kalguksu and mandoo but my favorite things to get there are the bulgogi, bibim guksu (cold spicy vinegar gochujang gree, and kong guksu which is only available during the summer. They have really good baek kimchi (white non spicy cold kimchi) and regular kimchi which are the perfect accompaniments for the kalguksu.
I have eaten at the original restaurant in Myung Dong twice and can say with confidence the food tastes very similar in Fort Lee to the original. Since this is a new restaurant that opened less than a year ago, the interior is very modern and clean.
In addition to the famous kalguksu, the restaurant also has an extensive menu of 3 types of mandoo, naegmyeon, ddukbokki, kalbi, many types of hot stone bibimbap, and shabu shabu. The only thing I would stay away from on the menu is the donkatsu which was a bit odd. The entire menu is shown below.
Myung Dong Noodle House
2013 Lemoine Ave, Fort Lee NJ 07024
Open Monday to Saturday, 11AM – 10PM, closed Sundays
They are pretty popular so I would go before 12 on Saturday for lunch. Each time I went there on a Saturday, I saw 20-30 people waiting after 12:30PM.