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korean mud fish stew

modernist | Sep 20, 2005 04:39 AM

checked out a spot on pico just east of 4th ave (east of crenshaw)on the north side.

no english name, next to louisiana seafood. its the restaurant on the end closest to pico.
we had number one and number two. which were both mud fish stews. number two was "with vegetables" it was a lighter whiter broth and much less funky.

im not quite sure but i think mudfish is some sort of cousin to an eel. its long, fresh water (but i didnt see it). the stew comes in the stone pot that soon tofu comes in. stewed with sesame leaves. you add wild sesame seeds, this herb mixture that smells sort of similar to lemongrass, garlic and some other stuff.

its pretty funky and expect particularly strong breath after eating. about 8 bucks per serving. we also got taeji bulgogi (pork bulgogi). many koreans havent even eaten this specialty dish.

the three dishes were plentiful to feed five of us!

wonderful black rice (with beans and black wild rice)

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