For the longest time, I’d driven right past the little strip mall eatery in Syosset whose sign reads simply “Korean Restaurant.” Pulling into the parking lot it shares with Chris & Tony's (as well as a branch of Mario's Pizza), I looked a bit closer and noted a smaller sign in the window with the restaurant’s name: Surasang.
It’s a name that should be displayed prominently, for, as I learned at a recent lunch, this is no generic eatery. A bowl of beef soup rife with house-made dumplings and clear noodles ($9.95) was nothing short of delectable. And what dumplings these were — al dente pasta on the outside, a savory ground beef mixture within. Then, there was an appetizer of Korean fried chicken glazed with a sweet-and-sour sauce ($5.95). Sticky but delicious. A seafood and scallion-studded pancake ($14.95), cut into wedges, was crisp, pillowy, oniony.
The place is simply appointed, the service affable. Worth seeking out.
Surasang is at 336 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 516-496-8989.