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Korean Food - anyone know what dokpoki is?

auntie Apr 19, 2007 07:20 PM

I used to live in Seoul and one of my all time favorites is dokpoki.
Can you get this dish at any of the Korean restaurants in the Los Angeles area?

It's such a common street food in Korea, but you don't see it at restaurants...

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    PayOrPlay Apr 19, 2007 08:36 PM

    Are you referring to Dduk bokee /Ddeokbokee (Rice cake in hot sauce)? If so, I get it sometimes at Cham Cham Cham in the Koreatown Galleria food court (top floor), and here's a link to a thread with other suggestions:


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      auntie Apr 19, 2007 09:19 PM

      YES! Thanks. I'll be headin to Cham Cham Cham or Maru first chance I get!

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        notmartha Apr 20, 2007 10:21 AM

        Are these the cylinder rice cakes that's about 3-4 inches long, covered with a red sauce that's more sweet than spicy, along with pieces of fish cakes?

        Never know what it's called, but DB Market World's hot food department also has them. I love that stuff!

      2. SumYungGai Apr 19, 2007 10:04 PM

        I believe you can get a plate of it at your typical Korean cafes/bars in Koreatown like Bohemian in the Chapman Plaza at 6th and Kenmore. Of course, those places get smokey and boozy late at nights, which is fine but you should just be aware.

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          MeowMixx Apr 20, 2007 10:35 AM

          You can find dduk bo ki at most cafes in ktown

          I was driving through Ktown the other day and noticed a restaurant specializing in dduk bo ki : it's on the southwest corner of Western and 3rd called Sin Dan Dong Rice Cake. Not sure how great it is, but I thought I'd pass on the info :)

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            cijl Apr 20, 2007 11:28 AM

            the prince on catalina and 7th has it. as do the 2 greasy-spoon type places on the SW corner of olympic and vermont.

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