We did take another detour, though. On Midtown Lunch's suggestion, this past weekend we went to get Korean kahlgooksoo at Myoung Dong Kyo Ja, which some say has the best kahlgooksoo in the city. I didn't see a single non-Korean in the packed place, so that was a good sign. Some waitresses couldn't speak English, so when I asked for an extra plate (in English), I was responded to in a lot of Korean to which I said "Okay," while vigorously nodding, although I had no idea what she said. The extra plate never arrived.
Ban chan consisted of super garlicky kimchee (and mool kimchee, which was fantastic).
We also got an order of steamed mandoo (dumplings)--they were packed full of ground pork and green onions, kind of like a Korean version of the chive dumplings you get at dim sum. They were tassssty.
And, of course, the kahlgooksoo. It also came with a few dumplings in the soup, and topped with ground pork. Altogether a very homey, cheap, satisfying meal. A very nice find.