Daheen prepares precisely two items. This is the one that doesn't get top billing: a fist-sized red bean bun ($2) with a modestly sweet filling. Shortly after noon the namesake wong mandoo, a Korean dumpling of similiar proportions, were already sold out.
Even for buns alone, however, I found a queue at the counter of this month-old shop. In the morning, when wong mandoo are still available, reportedly it extends onto the sidewalk. If not here, I'll hope to score wong mandoo in Manhattan — a Korean informant tells me of one restaurant that prepares them as a matter of course, though under the radar.
Daheen Wong Mandoo
152-24 Northern Blvd. (152nd-153rd Sts.), Murray Hill, Queens