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“Da Moim” translates to “coming together” or “gathering” in Korean, and there is nothing better than to gather with family and friends to enjoy a delicious meal. For Jae and Kristine Lee, owners of Korean fusion restaurant DaMoim in Annandale, VA, this was their vision. Not only do they offer have flavorful food, but with a modern decor furnished with dark colors, it’s also the perfect environment for people to come together.
Da Moim has a variety of traditional Korean dishes like their famous Kalbi Jjim, which is braised short rib in a special sauce, or traditional Korean dumplings (mandu) made from scratch. However, Jae Lee, who wanted to give more diverse options to his customers, also creates unique, unexpected fusion dishes like the Kimchi Quesadilla, carmelized kimchi with perilla leaves in melted jack and cheddar cheese, and a crowd favorite: Soo Yook Sliders. These petite sliders consist of pork belly, julienned cucumber and scallions, apples, and cilantro all stuffed into steamed mantau buns.
This restaurant has a dish for everyone, so get a group of friends and moyuh (Korean word for “gather”) at DaMoim!
[Photos: Shamus Ian Fatzinger/Fairfax Times and DaMoim]