You Say China, I Say Korea, or, What I Ate: Poong Mei, AKA Spring of China

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Lovely, puffy, melt-in-your-mouth, snow white pork buns filled with lumps of juicy, lusty, sausagey ground pork; shown with dishes of good ban chan (like kimchees and sweet, iridescent yellow daikon)

It looks like a squid ink-sauced pasta I once had in Italy, but it's a seafood, pork and terrific homemade noodles stir-fry coated in fermented black bean sauce

"Cuddled egg" soup with tofu and veggies--healthy, delicious and at $12 for a serves-two portion, a great value-- especially considering the gurgling hot pot comes with a salad (tossed in a 1000 island-ish dressing) and kalbi (thin, fatty-good slices of short ribs slathered with a sweet bbq-ish sauce)

Read my review of Poong Mei in this week's This Week.