We will be doing our first, slightly truncated, Dim Sum menu this Sunday 12/4. It’s been a highly anticipated event, and the anticipation (for the most part) can finally end. This is a “Mini-Sum” event which will be greatly expanded in the coming weeks as we get the logistics worked out in the kitchen. Don’t fret if you don’t see your favorite thing in the whole wide world on the menu for tomorrow. Don’t flip out if you don’t see one of the “Big Five” Dim Sum staples being served just yet. As with everything we do, we try to concentrate on quality of items over size of menu until we are happy with the way things come out to the table.
Folks, we have been getting a lot of requests/questions/mild harassment about the dim sum end of “Krunkwich Ramen & Dim Sum*.” I’m happy to announce that we have gotten most of the logistics worked out in the kitchen here in the last week we have been open, and it’s time to expand our offerings.
December 4th, 2016 will mark the first of our Dim Sum Sunday services. We will be open from 10am to 3pm**, and will be a full service “sit down” restaurant for this one special weekly event.
A small taste of our Sunday menu:
Ramen (three different types, not the entire menu)
Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Stew)
Pork Belly & Rice
Chili Mirin Shrimp & Rice
Shrimp Mandu (Korean Shrimp Dumpling)
Our Tot menu
A selection of banchan
Salt & Pepper Wings
And much more, including some top secret “fusion breakfast***” items and more vegan dim sum! Feel free to flood us with the “will you have this?” questions, your request may make the menu or the specials board!
Thank you to all who have come in to enjoy our new space on Ingersoll! We are looking forward to serving you more of the best food in the Metro.
-Sam Auen, Owner
*I have changed the name on this site to “Krunkwich Ramen House” until we start serving Dim Sum, as I have received some rather not nice messages regarding my syntax error.
KRUNKWICH WILL NOT BE OPENING TODAY, OCTOBER 21ST.
Krunkwich Ramen, as you may know has been in the process of moving to and completing a new location on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. This opening date has been pushed back a few times, and unfortunately this is once again one of those times. I am not going to release the target date, as this has failed all of us on a few occasions. I will tell you this: as soon as we are ready, we will scream it to the high heavens that Krunkwich Ramen & Dim Sum is ready for you and yours to rejoin us for all of your favorites, along side new items from our symbiotic restaurant, Piu Piu Dim Sum (of which Krunkwich has taken its place), including traditional Korean fare, more Vegan stuff, VEGAN DESSERTS, AND OF COURSE SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED CAPS LOCKED DIM SUM.
I’m once again sorry for the delay, what needs to be done is in the hands of some skilled professionals, and they will be finished when the job is…uh finished.
As you all know, things happen. We have run into a few more short delays, and our opening date will be pushed back to October 6th, 2016. This will give us time to finish up our move (we have a lot of stuff!!!!!), and be totally prepared for you to come ravage our menu. Thank you for your continued patience, I promise it will be worth the wait!
Krunkwich Ramen House, established April 2015 in the Historic East Village of Des Moines, IA, will be relocating to 2721 Ingersoll Avenue and combining menus/forces with the upcoming Good Word Restaurant Group spot Piu Piu Dim Sum. The new restaurant will be called “Krunkwich Ramen House & Dim Sum,” and will serve the full Krunkwich Ramen House menu along with Korean dishes such as Bibimbap, an even larger Vegan menu, and a mix of classic and Korean/Chinese/Midwestern inspired dim sum on Sundays. Krunkwich is slated to reopen on September 28, 2016.
We are very excited to bring Des Moines’ original and only Ramen House to the Avenues! Thank you for your patience as the Krunkwich situation was being sorted out. We will see you soon, noodle lovers!
Folks, our grease trap succumbed to old age this week, and it looks like it may take a bit to get it replaced. We are currently going through the proper channels to make this happen as quickly as possible, so that we may get back to serving your favorite noodles, tots, sandwiches, and Vegan goodies. All apologies for this break in service, in the mean time you can visit our sister restaurant Tacopocalypse, also in the East Village. Also watch for the opening of our next restaurant, Piu Piu on Ingersoll.