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Appetizing Korean food is a subway ride away

Between 32nd St. and Broadway, there’s a cafeteria catering some of the yummiest Korean food in Manhattan. By taking a quick ride on the E or the F train to Harold Square, you can try many dishes that satisfy a variety of interests and tastes.

Although the place might be a little hard to find since it isn’t marked with a large sign, it is still very popular.

The official name of the cafeteria is called Food Gallery 32.

When you first walk in, you are struck by the number of options at your disposal, as there are three levels of food options.

If you’re looking for something traditional, then definitely try the spicy ox tail soup. The dish is a combination of rice and pickled radishes, but be warned: it’s spicy.

If you are susceptible to spicy food, be sure to drink plenty of milk or get a cup of Red Mango frozen yogurt.

If you love noodles, then try the Jjajangmyeony, which are noodles with black bean sauce.

Both come as a large portion, are under $7 and are absolutely delicious.

There are many other options too and if you were to try anything while you are there, it would have to be the omelette fried rice. It is the dish that has hooked me to this place.

It’s an omelette with vegetable fried rice in the middle.  If you love meat, then get it with fried chicken or pork.

For $12, you get the omelette and large pieces of fried meat of your choice as well as salad, miso soup and pickled radishes.

Aside from the food, this is a good place to eat out if you are on a budget, but still trying to do something different.

The seating area is large enough to house about six of your friends and coincidently is located next to their dessert shop, so after a meal you guys can have quirky strawberry shortcakes that look like flowers. Even better: you can walk down the street and see many of the local sights, like Macy’s. The best thing about going to Food Gallery 32 is that they always leave you wanting to come back for more.

For people who want to try new areas and see new places, Food Gallery 32 is a great place to start.

Although it’s located outside of Queens, it’s still a part of the New York community and would be a great place to go, even if only once.

Also, on your way out, try to stop by the bun shop.

They make a great snack for the ride home; I suggest the chicken curry bun.

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