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Midnight cheese ramen, anyone? Mandu chef and owner Danny Lee is launching Anju, a series of monthly late night pop-ups beginning June 6 at the Korean restaurant’s 435 K Street NW location. Lee is teaming up with Baltimore chef Jonah Kim to create a menu of Korean-inspired bar snacks that will be available from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. the first Friday of every month. No reservations required.
Anju is a Korean word for snacks that go with alcohol. On the menu, expect to find things like oysters with kimchi cocktail sauce, sliced chilled pork belly with lettuce cups, radishes with uni butter, cheese ramen, Korean fried chicken, and two entree-sized soups. Entrees will cost $15, and snacks will be $6 each or $30 for a choice of six plates.
For drinks, Lee will offer a cucumber-infused soju and a fermented wheat and rice spirit called makkoli served in clay bowls handmade by his mother-in-law.
Anju may be a preview of things to come: Lee is exploring opening a late-night Korean bar.
Photo via Mandu