Best Korean Spicy Squid with Vegetables?
I'm a little addicted to this dish, I'm afraid, and while I've tried it at many restaurants, so far one hasn't really stood out from the rest. Been to Han Bat, to Dok Suni, to Kunjip, Do Hwa and Woo Chon - of the bunch, Dok Suni and Do Hwa were the best, though I've not been to either in awhile. Would love the wisdom of the group on this one.
The places you mention are all in Manhattan (unless you went to the Flushing branch of Woo Chon), so your best bet to get a good discussion going is to post to the Manhattan board, where there's been a lot of discussion of Korean restaurants lately. See you there.
Cho Dang Gol has a decent version, served with their housemade tofu. And, believe it or not, I've had a pretty good version at Kum Gang San (though it's been a while since I've had it). I think the only dishes I've liked there are the yuk gae jang (spicy brisket soup), ojingo bokum (spicy squid with veggies) and dol sot pork and kimchi bi bim bap.
re: Miss Needle
Just wanted to say thanks for the CDG rec - I went last week, and it was very, very good. They serve a hot stone rice bowl with spicy squid that didn't have quite enough of the red pepper sauce for me (and they served it with a very salty, soy-based liquid on the side), but I simply asked for more and they gave it to me. Maybe they made it less spicy for non-Korean tastebuds? At any rate, the panchan were very fresh, particularly the kimchi and the tofu, and I very much enjoyed my meal.