Restaurant: Express Manna Kitchen
Location: Just north of Union Square on 18th Street, near Broadway
Occasion: Lunch delivered to the office
Cocktail(s): If only we could drink at work. Instead the Izze's Clementine did the job nicely.
Wine: See above
Appetizer: The kim-chi is just enough to make a bit of sweat bead up on the scalp, just as kim-chi should.
Entree: If you have a love for Korean food, the shredded beef stew will not disappoint. Served with scallions and egg, medium spicy, over rice the only complaint is that it is a huge quart-sized container. Generally speaking, unless ordering from the lunch menu, the portion sizes are huge here. The side dishes were okay, but not memorable.
Service: Possibly the fastest delivery in the Union Square area and clear-spoken phone service.
Atmosphere: This has always been a delivery option; however, the space is clean and small, but never seems to be crowded.
Pricing: Great value for the large portions. Again, if you are ordering for a lunch, stick to the lunch menu.
Rating: "Pretty much".