This is one of those places that is so under the radar that even though they’ve been open for a year, no one seems to know this place exist. Except for me, of course. I’ve been here six times in the last month alone. Korean places specialize in one or two things only. You won’t find an all-around place that has everything good on the menu. It’s just the way it is. This one specializes in soups — soondubu, kimchi jigae, even shabu shabu.
Everyone’s Korean momma makes the best soup. I don’t have one. Momma Moon is the closest I’ll have to one. Out of the 58 places I’ve been to in the city so far, she is the queen of soups. The jigaes are fantastic and the best anywhere else. The broth is reduced quite a bit so expect to get hit with that concentrated spicy chili and kimchi taste. The soondubu (tofu soup) has the softest, silkiest, unformed tofu, a bright red broth, and lots of big pieces of tender meats. The kimchi jigae (kimchi stew but really a soup in consistency) doesn’t have that strong fermented smell nor taste but still packs in the flavors just the same. The shabu shabu (hot pot) which is good for two has a presentation (and a fantastic broth) that will blow you away.
On of my most favorite Korean soups is yukgaejang. It’s shredded beef with noodles, gosari, leeks and stirred-in eggs in a spicy chili broth. Unfortunately, Momma Moon does not make it. Instead, she has this short rib soup that’s just as good. I don’t know what it’s called. When I asked for yukgaejang, she said “I’ll give you same.” Well, it’s not the same but it’s as good. Deep chili taste, soft radish, bean sprouts, and lots of beef short ribs. Happy food.
Go see Momma Moon who walks around tickled pink at yankees who eat her food. You’d love her and you’d love her soups.
3473 Old Norcross Rd.,
Duluth, GA 30096