One of the many fast-food options at Super 88′s food court (aka Super 88 Food Connection) located in Allston, MA, Misono Wok serves Korean food with a bit of Japanese and Chinese influence. The menu at Misono is surprisingly large, and everything appears to be made to order in their tiny kitchen. While our knowledge of Korean food is fairly limited, we found it easy to order as the stall is plastered with photos of their dishes, and the staff was happy to provide recommendations.
KD ordered the stir-fried Pork Kimchi with a fried egg, while EA went with the Spicy Garlic Beef specialty, served with rice and a salad. We grabbed a can of green tea and a seat at one of the food court’s communal tables facing Commonwealth Ave.
The beef special had a pungent nostril-filling aroma of garlic and hot pepper. It had a sweet and spicy sauce with enough heat to make you sweat a little, but not so much that it was overpowering. The veggies still had crunch and the bed of plain rice helped to sooth the fire. Sadly, the side salad was definitely an afterthought, a couple lettuce leaves and tomato chunks smothered in bottled dressing, but really, who cares about the salad?
Misono’s pork stir-fry was also quite spicy and the addition of a fried egg is always a good thing in our book. The kimchi flavor was strong, with an earthy and funky taste that was well suited to the pork. Once again, the sticky rice was a perfect foil to the heat of the sauce. Both meals were ready in just a few minutes and the portions were quite generous, expect to take some food home with you. If you are looking for an inexpensive and quick meal with big flavors, Misono Wok is tough to beat.
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