Don’t judge Korean House by the picture menu on its wall—this is simply a visual aid to help the cowboys of Cheyenne, WY, figure out what they want to eat. If we noticed someone hemming and hawing, we’d point them toward the mul-naengmyeon, a cold noodle soup heaped with tender sliced beef, pickled radish, cucumber, pear, egg, and spicy gochujang. If he was all “Cold soup, huh?,” we’d politely suggest the tteok-manduguk, a hot beef broth floating with mandu (beef dumplings), rice cakes, and egg. Still no dice? Okay, how about a nice plate of fried mandu? Galbi jjim (Korean-style braised short ribs)? Bibimbap or bulgogi?
Given a fair shake, we’re certain that cowboy would fall head over spurs in love with the authentic cooking put out by the smiley mother-daughter team at this casual Korean restaurant. Nothing is dumbed down for plain vanilla palates, either—the banchan is just as flavorful and pungent as you’d find in Busan. Portions are generous and prices are reasonable. The only bummer is the hours: Korean House is open Monday through Friday only, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Git it, cowboys!
3219 Snyder Ave., Cheyenne, WY; 307-638-7938.