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Jun 28, 2009 05:57 PM

Best Korean "Samgaetang" Cornish Hen Soup

Me and the girlie managed to get sickie this weekend and some Korean Cornish Hen soup sounds nothing short of spectacular. I swear I saw a thread floating around here a while back on the very subject, but as it seems with all dishes Korean and the multitude ways of phonetically spelling them out, I can't find it the way via how I would write it. Any recs good chowhounders?

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  1. There's a 24 hour Korean rice porridge place that makes excellent game hen (?) soup.

    It's on 8th, somewhere between Vermont and Western, on the south side of the street. It's got a sign that - well, if you know Japanese, it's the same sign as "yama", or mountain. It' looks like a trident with a long middle tine.

    They've got fantastic long-cooked herbal hen soup. One of my favorites when I'm sick.

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    1. re: Thi N.

      Great cold/hangover food--restorative stuff. Here's the link for the place.

      Mountain Cafe
      3064 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

      1. re: caveatempty

        this was urasawa and his sous chef's recommendation to me!

    2. You know, I found another thread a little while after posting recommending the Mountain Cafe (had to search: samgyetang for the spelling). Can't tell you if it was the hen soup or the heavy-dose of nyquil I hit before bed, but I feel infinitely better.

      On top of that, the food at Mountain Cafe was beyond delicious. Growing up, I always looked at hen soup and abalone rice porridge to be old people's food, mostly because my grandmother was the only person who readily had these dishes. They were both beyond superb at this restaurant. It was much needed influx of warm korean comfort food items at there best. Sick or not, I'm probably heading back sooner than later.