The Holidays And Stuff

Good evening Ramen lovers!  We have some holiday hours that would probably do you some good to know.

Fri 12/23 – 11am to 10pm, Los Banditos 10pm to 3am

Sat 12/24 – 11am to 3pm (no dinner, no late night)

Sun 12/25 – Closed, No Dim Sum

Mon 12/26 – Open regular hours (11am to 10pm)


Fri 12/30 – 11am to 10pm, Los Banditos 10pm to 3am

Sat 12/31 – 11am to 3pm (no dinner, no late night)

Sun 1/1 – Closed, No Dim Sum

Mon 1/2 – Open regular hours (11am to 10pm)

Our next Dim Sum Sunday will be January 8, 2017!


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.

All That N Dim Sum Menu

Sunday December 4, 2016

Rangoon w/Lump Crab 3/$3.5

Salt & Pepper Wings 3/$3.5

Chicken Feet $3

Sichuan Eggplant $3

Potstickers w/Pork&Bacon 3/$3.5

Vegan Dumplings 3/3.5

Fried Springrolls Pork 2/$3

Sichuan Pork Ribs 2/$4

Mustard Yu Choi $3

Belly & Steam Rice $6

Sesame Pork & Steam Rice $6

Ban Chan Plate pickled goods $3


Whiz $3.5

Kimchi $5

Bulgogi $6


Make Spicy $1

Add Egg $.75

#1 Krunkwich $9

#6 Chicken $9

#12 Vegan $9


Bibimbap Plain $8

Bibimbap w/Beef or Seitan $10

Japchae – Glass Noodle $6

-Add protein* $2

Jjigae –Kimchi/Tofu Stew $7

-Add pulled pork $2

Krunk Rice Plain $6

-Add protein* $2

Banh Mi – Belly, Sesame Pork, or Bulgogi  $4

 Side Steam Rice $2

Hot Tea $4


 Sichuan Eggplant $3

Vegan Dumplings 3/3.5

Mustard Yu Choi $3

Ban Chan Plate pickled goods $3


Vegan Whiz $3.5

Kimchi $5

 Burnt Ends Sandwich $6

#12 Vegan Ramen $9

Vegan Bibimbap $10

Japchae Plain $6

Japchae w/Tofu or Seitan $8

Jjigae Kimchi/Tofu Stew $7

Krunk Rice Plain $6

Krunk Rice w/Tofu or Seitan $8

Dim Sum Begins December 4!

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.

Yeah, if I was better at Photoshop… Imagine a dumpling right there…

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)

Fried Rice


Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Stew)

Pork Belly & Rice

Chili Mirin Shrimp & Rice

Pork Dumplings

Vegan Dumplings

Shrimp Mandu (Korean Shrimp Dumpling)


Sichuan Eggplant

Assorted Bao

Chicken Paws

Fried Springrolls

Yu Choi



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.

**Current Sunday hours are 11am to 3pm


We Are Open!

We are open on Ingersoll serving the classic Krunkwich menu!

Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm

Sunday 11am to 3pm


Oops, we did it again.


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.

Sam Auen

Owner, Krunkwich

New Opening Date For Krunkwich Ingersoll!

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!


Sam Auen

Owner, Krunkwich

Krunkwich is moving to Ingersoll

*Special Announcement*

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!


Sorry for any inconvenience.

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.

Welcome To Krunkwich!

Krunkwich Ramen& Dim Sum

2721 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

Next door to our friends Zanzibar Coffee!

Hours of Operation after we reopen with be:

Monday-Thursday: 11am to 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am to 11:30pm

Sunday Dim Sum: 10am to 3pm