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22 October 2018

Bunsik Nara

SOUTH KOREA 🇰🇷

During the 1960's rice was scarce in the Korean Peninsula, so the government started promoting foods that were made from flour (bunsik). Nowadays the term is more generally used to talk about all manner of inexpensive Korean dishes, and many restaurants take on this name if that is the type of business they are offering.

While Palisades Park is lined with all types of Korean restaurants up and down Broad Avenue, Bunsik Nara has certain charms, mainly for its ease of getting in and out and vast variety on the menu.

Since the logo is a hot dog on a fork, I felt certain that some type of hot dog needed to make it into my meal.


An order of cheese boodae jjigae ($11.99, above) satisfied all needs and was surprisingly available in an individual portion. Sometimes translated to "Army Stew" in English, this hodgepodge of terrible things US soldiers brought with them during the Korean War is something I can rarely resist. The cheese version even throws on a Kraft single for good measure.

Underneath the Spam, hot dogs, cheese and ham is packaged ramen noodles. The stew is spicy and just as delicious as it sounds. The banchan here is probably the only complaint.

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