Korea is not home to one homogenous cultural cuisine but has diverse culinary regions and traditions. Manna in Lauderhill offers Seoul-style cuisine known for its lighter, less pungent flavors. Based off of old family recipes, Young and Tae Kho make the same healthy fare that they make at home. Bulgogi, thinly sliced marinated sirloin is served on a sizzling skillet between sliced onion and a sprinkling of scallions. A wide assortment of banchan, ranging from spicy kimchee and bok choy to savory fish cakes to vegetable pancakes, are offered on the side. Less common is the Japchae, stir-fried vegetables, thinly sliced beef, and dangmyeon (a version of glass noodles made from sweet potatoes) flavored with soy and sesame -- a traditional dish served on holidays. Korean barbecue is available, but alas, you can't cook it yourself at the table; instead, it's prepared by the kitchen. No matter what you chose, though, there's no going wrong. It's old-fashioned home cooking, just like your Korean mama used to make.
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