Mo Mo Korean Barbecue is one of the best-kept secrets on Fort Campbell Boulevard. It had been a long time since I had enjoyed some authentic Korean cuisine. 

A friend recommended Mo Mo’s to me, and what a great pick. The food was incredible. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable and the service was great.

I started off with the fried dumplings. Wonderfully crisp and lightly fried to a golden brown, these dumplings were stuffed full of seasoned ground beef and vegetables. Taking one crunchy bite, I was hooked. Served with Kikkoman’s soy sauce for dipping, the dumplings were the perfect beginning to what would be an amazing meal.

They have some great lunch combinations at Mo Mo’s, including Korean-style short ribs, beef bulgogi and beef, chicken- or shrimp-fried rice. This is just a small sampling of many wonderful dishes it offers. From seafood plates to grill items, including pork, chicken or beef, there is a wide variety at Mo Mo’s. They have lunch combos available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch combos begin at $10.95.

I opted for the chicken teriyaki and beef bulgogi lunch plate. When the platter came out fresh and piping hot, I knew I was in for a delectable treat. Thinly sliced beef, perfectly seasoned with just a hint of sweet was the beef bulgogi. Sweet and warm homemade teriyaki sauce smothered the perfectly grilled chicken. All was served with sticky white rice that was just the right complement to the sweetness of the meats. 

Cucumber and Napa kimchi were served with the lunch combo, as well as white radish salad and broccoli. The white radish salad had a sweet taste with vinegar undertones. The crunch and sweetness of the salad was a nice contrast to the spicy kimchi. The Napa kimchi had the fiery red pepper spice that was truly delicious, but not for the faint of heart. The kick of this dish was toned down a bit when added with the rice and radish salad. 

Mo Mo Korean Barbecue has savory homemade dishes for reasonable prices. The appetizers range from $5.99-$8.99. The lunch combos start at $10.95, while the dinner plates are a bit pricier. Considering the amount of food that came with the lunch platters, however, it was well worth it. The food was fantastic. Mo Mo Korean Barbecue is at 1913 Fort Campbell Blvd.

Teresa Filgis reviews restaurants for Main Street Clarksville. She is a native Clarksvillian and has worked in the Clarksville restaurant and food scene for more than 20 years. She can be reached at tfilgis@gmail.com.

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