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Kobawoo (Hoo!)

Sandra W. | Aug 8, 2004 02:50 PM

Another one of those must-try-places I've been promising myself. Made it there finally. Wow! WOW!

Panchan items for lunch were few, but all excellent. Freshly made glass noodles in a soy paste with shredded carrots and seaweed. Lovely spicy, pickled cucumbers. The usual kimchee (my least favorite item), and a aliced root called yeon geun that was boiled and carmalized Fantastic!

I had the Haemul Pa Jun, seafood pancake. The waiter tried to steer me toward the potato pancake, but I'm glad I insisted. This was a lovely, fluffy concoction of eggs, bay shrimp, mussels, shredded crab, fish, julienned mushrooms, and scallions that didn't overpower (my biggest complaint.) It was served sizzling on a ceramic(?) platter. Way too much food for one person.

According to the waiter who spoke perfect English (and told me his favorite restaurant is Celestino in Pasadena), the bibimbap is not to be missed. I saw several hot clay pots of the stuff being served.

The menu is small but everything looks exceptional. This is a must-go-back place.

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