Korean House – Haemool Soon Dooboo

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$8.99 spicy

In Manhattan Koreatown, a good bowl of soon dooboo chigae (silken tofu stew) usually runs $10 or more, plus tip. Not so at Food Gallery 32, the neigborhood’s bustling bargain bin of a food court. Every type of soon dooboo at Hanok is tasty, but the seafood stew (haemool soon dooboo) is especially good. Whole shrimp, mussels, octopus and squid give the spicy, red-pepper broth a faint flavor of the ocean. The bubbling stew comes with a bowl of white rice, nibbles of ban chan and an egg cracked into the soup (only on request). The combination makes a good meal anytime you need a spicy pick-me-up, but it’s perfect on a cold day.

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Korean House (Food Gallery 32 Stall #4)

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11 W 32nd St
btwn 5th & 6th
New York, NY

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