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Big dinner at Ohgane (Oakland)

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Big dinner at Ohgane (Oakland)

Robert Lauriston | Jul 5, 2008 09:36 AM

I organized a dinner for 12 at Ohgane the other night. It was particularly fun since a lot of my friends have not eaten much Korean food, so most of the dishes were new to them. We ate:

appetizers
#4 yuke hwe - raw beef with Korean pears and raw egg
#5 sun dae - pork and (sweet potato?) noodle sausage with chile salt

BBQ
#1 palace yang nyum gal bi - spicy beef short ribs
#10 dae gee bul go gi - spicy pork

noodles
#20 man du kal guk su - noodles and dumplings in light broth

rice
#29 dol sot bi bim bab - rice with meat, vegetables, etc. in hot stoneware bowl

sautéed
#41 hak ji boke-um - octopus

casserole
#51 juk suk sa gol kim chee jun gol - soup / stew cooked at the table with dumplings, tofu, fat noodles, kimchi, etc.

I hadn't tried the sun dae before, it was really good, sort of a Korean counterpart to Cajun boudin. I think the dumplings in #20 and #48 had different fillings, both were great. I wanted to order duk but I couldn't find them on the menu and the server claimed they didn't have any (I could swear I've had them there before).

For double orders of all of the above except the octopus (I ordered two but we only got one), the total before drinks, tax, and tip was a little over $22 a head. We polished off everything except around half of the jungol and a few slices of sun dae.

Next time I'll specify the nicer, quieter front room when reserving. They were going to put us in the back but I got them to move us.

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Ohgane
3915 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

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