A Little Lunch Date at Wang Sushi

Yesterday, Matt and I went out for lunch at a great little spot called Wang Sushi. They advertise themselves as Asian Fusion, so they offer a little bit of everything. One thing in particular I really enjoy is that they offer bubble tea (because it’s usually pretty hard to find around here).

We decided to stick to the lunch menu, which is offered from 11 AM to 3:30 PM and comes with white rice and your choice of soup. Matt got the Korean BBQ pork and I got the pork mei fun (which actually doesn’t come with rice since it’s a noodle dish). We both got hot and sour soup.

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I also ordered a honeydew bubble tea which was super fruity and refreshing. It also had a bunch of tapioca balls, which made me happy. The soup was tolerably spicy, but full of flavor. It had chunks of tofu and wisps of egg throughout the broth. Matt ordered his dish extra spicy, but as I tasted it, I decided it was markedly less spicy than authentic Korean food – but it was still very good. My pork dish was also delicious. There were chunks of carrots and green onion, and everything was very well-seasoned.

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Even though we had lunch portions, Matt and I were both very full by the time we left. So, we decided to take a drive to Island Heights and walk around near the water to help us digest. There were so many gorgeous Victorian houses to look at, too. Eventually, we sat in the shade for a while and watched the water until we decided it was time to go home.

How did you spend your day?

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MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos

Matt and I didn’t know what we wanted to do today. After deliberating, we drove to Long Branch only to discover that the cafe we were planning on visiting didn’t open until 6:30 PM! So, we took a drive and ended up in Asbury Park – one of our favorite places. We thought about where we could go and ultimately decided on MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos after I mentioned “unlimited kimchi bar.”

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MOGO is a casual Korean fusion spot right on Cookman Avenue. Their basic menu boasts tacos, burritos, bowls, and salads plus your choice of protein: beef, chicken, fish, pork, shrimp, or tofu. They also offer a bibimbap burger, boki cheesesteak, and Korean fried chicken, among other selections.

Today, I ordered the bowl with veggie fried rice, pork with citrus mayo slaw, and added the Korean esquites (corn with cotija cheese, lime, and kimchi) for an extra $1. Matt ordered the burrito with bulgogi beef and Asian pico de gallo. The pork was marinated very well – a good mix of salty and spicy. I’m also very happy I added the esquites because the corn/kimchi combo brought some extra flavor. Matt’s burrito was very good, too (he liked it better than my bowl). The beef was very tender and definitely had the sweetness that is so characteristic of bulgogi.

We also sampled the cucumber kimchi, daikon radish kimchi, and traditional cabbage kimchi. The cucumber was my favorite (it wasn’t too spicy). Matt liked the daikon, which was sweet and vinegary. We both agreed that the cabbage kimchi was a little bland.

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The prices were very reasonable (both the burrito and the bowl cost $9) and the portions were a good size. We left feeling very full and would 100% go back again.

After lunch, we took a nice drive through Deal and Spring Lake. Although it was very cold out, we enjoyed looking at all the beautiful houses.

Have you ever been to MOGO? What’s your favorite thing to get?