Mon-Fri, 10:30am-6am; Sat-Sun, 10:30am-8am
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.; 6 at 33rd St.
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22nd St. to 38th St., Lexington Ave. to Eighth Ave.
Seoul-based import Dong Chun Hong serves “Chinese fusion” to K-Town’s young professional set 24 hours a day. While it’s not quite a greasy corner dumpling hut, it’s not much of a dinner destination, either. Despite its location in the heart of K-Town, Dong Chun doesn’t have a karaoke booth. But local favorite décor touches such as conspicuous chandeliers, beaded curtains, and a back room complete with a swivel platter do make an appearance. Dong Chun’s menu leans heavily toward the Korean side of its fusion equation, with standards like jajangmyeon (thick noodles in a soy-based sauce), spicy Peking chicken wings, golden fried dumplings, and various noodle entrees slathered in black bean sauce. Yet, despite some outliers like shark fin soup and fried sea cucumber dumplings, Dong’s menu doesn’t stray too far from the soy-heavy standards you’ve grown to love. The ever-present General Tso and his good friend sesame show up atop their favorite fowl. Entrees like crispy fried chicken bits over rice contain a refreshingly peppery mix of unnamed spices, but they’re hardly “authentic” enough to justify higher-than-expected prices.Recommended Dishes
Ggan Pung Ggi fried chicken (lunch), $9.99