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Dec 14, 2009 12:47 AM

Rec's for an "adventurous eating" weekend?? A KTown guide and a SGV Guide, anyone??

As I stated in my previous bug-eating query, I am leading an adventurous group of eaters out on the town next weekend and I need some help. I've spent the last few hours looking for any sort of guide to Ktown and/or the SGV by restaurant type and must have dish. Maybe I'm not searching right...

Here's all I've got thus far:
Bugs- Typhoon and maybe a Oaxacan place.

Here's what I'm thinking:
I was thinking about Korean goat next, anyone have a rec?
Live octopus & seafood-- Maybe Masan? A-won?
Chinese- here I have no idea where to go. I love things like duck tongue, goose intestine, duck web, XLB, etc, but don't know the restaurants here at all.
Other than that we are open to most any other cuisine that has a sense of challenge for our (albeit openminded) American palates... Thoughts?
Lastly, we are slightly price sensitive as the spending season has worn us a bit thin, so Urasawa and most amazing omakase-only Japanese places are out. However, a yakitori specialist with some exciting options might just be in!
Thank you for your help!

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  1. NRN Noodle for snail broth noodles.

    Phong Dinh for alligator, bear, deer and snake (amongst others of the animal kingdom)

    Indian or Native for duck tongue, chicken hearts, intestines, pork blood and chicken knees

    Battambang for deer (as well as really good beef knuckle)

    1. Tasty Garden in Arcadia for the Duck Tongue, Peanut Butter Pizza, and turtle soup.

      Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa in Rosemad for Bun Bo Hue (has pork blood) and Nem Nuong (just good grilled meat).

      Any dim sum place for intestines.

        1. try the prince - 3198 1/2 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005.

          this place is downstairs under a building. i haven't been in a long time - but remember they had a special menu. i feel like they served worms and live octopus and various other "adventurous eats." i didn't try anything exciting - just cocktails - but this seems up your alley.