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Dining Out: A taste of Korea on Northern Boulevard

BU MYUNG

248-25 Northern Blvd.

Little Neck Plaza

631-3636

Bu Myung Korean restaurant opened about four months ago. Mr. Lee is the new owner, and his wife, Chang, from Seoul is the chef. They have given the restaurant a surprisingly spacious look. The dark ceiling hung with crystal-like chandeliers is attractive, as are the rice-paper screens that cover the window wall.

Most tables have built-in grills. There is a minimum order of two entrees for grilling at the table. (And the waiter and waitress do the grilling.) However, orders of one will be prepared in the kitchen and served grilled with banchan, lettuce, the house sauce, bean paste, green peppers and garlic. To eat it, take a leaf of lettuce, add meat, bean paste, rice and sauce. Then fold the lettuce taco-like.

The accompaniments are what distinguish Korean food from all others. Small dishes are placed on the table as soon as you are seated: kimchi (the fiery pickled cabbage); radishes (large, long white radish, sliced thickly and pickled

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