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Koreatown: marinated raw crab

Thi N. | Jun 7, 2002 05:26 AM

At SoKongDong - my fave Korean soontofu joint - I once (and only once) was served as part of my free kimchee spread a little dish consisting of a whole little crab, chopped up, basically raw, long marinated in something sour. I cannot forget it. It was... succulent without being juicy. No cooking, so no explosive juices. But so goddamn sweet and vinegary and succulent and gentle... you had to suck it out, and then it was very soft... the texture is melty and resilient and... goddamn it I can't really describe. Closest thing is hotetegai - raw scallop - but this is much softer and creamier, and yet with substance to it...

Anyway, it's never been served to me again at SoKongDong.

So, my questions:

1. What the hell *was* the stuff?

2. What's it called?

3. Where else can I get it?

-thi

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