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Surasang in Syosset, Korean and crave-worthy

Korean fried chicken at Surasang in Syosset.

Korean fried chicken at Surasang in Syosset. Credit: Newsday/Joan Reminick

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.

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