Mokdong Gimbap Slated to Open Its Doors in the Hawthorne Area

In terms of culinary offerings, Mokdong boasts a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, and street food vendors.
Mokdong Gimbap Slated to Open Its Doors in the Hawthorne Area
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According to a recent permit filing, Mokdong Gimbap will soon open in the Hawthorne area, located at 3553 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

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A representative of Mokdong Gimbap was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Portland’s request.

While an official opening date as well as what Mokdong Gimbap plans on offering, according to the permit filing, the planned days of operation are every day from 11 AM to 9 PM. The owner and business applicant is listed as Soonok Spliethof.

“Mokdong Gimbap” likely refers to a type of gimbap (or kimbap), which is a Korean dish made with steamed white rice and various other ingredients, such as vegetables, pickled radishes, and sometimes meat, rolled in sheets of seaweed. “Mokdong” could be a specific location, name, or reference to a style or variation of gimbap.

Gimbap, also known as kimbap, is considered to be a popular and beloved dish in Korean cuisine. What can be described as a flavorful and visually appealing dish is often considered the Korean version of sushi, but with unique characteristics that set it apart.

Gimbap is often served with a side of soy sauce for dipping, and occasionally accompanied by pickled radishes or a spicy dipping sauce. It is considered to be a versatile and portable dish, making it a popular choice for picnics, lunchboxes, or a quick snack.

Mokdong is a district located in the Southwestern part of Seoul, South Korea. One notable aspect of Mokdong is its modern urban development, featuring high-rise apartment buildings, shopping complexes, and a range of amenities. The district is home to Mokdong Stadium, a prominent sports facility that hosts various events and activities.

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
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