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Sura's Hot Naked Dok Bukki

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Went to Sura and had a few dishes I've never had before like their 'naked' dok bukki. Nobody ever looked at a menu all nite, so it *may* be off menu.

The dok bukki had no hot pepper paste at all, but had a similar consistency and viscosity to the sauce. It appeared to have more veggies (mushrooms, little carrot bits, onions) than regular, but it could have been an illusion because I could actually see all the vegetables clearly.

It was sweet ... with a flavor somewhere between jap chae and bulgogi.

It's a nice answer to the question "does everything in a Korean restaurant have to be red?".

It was good, but I'd only order it again to balance out the flavors on the table.

Also had a dish, when translated, is called 'old whole kimchee with mackeral' that was very good. Mackeral was cooked together with well fermented whole napa kimchee leaves. Kind of like a very thick kimchee jigae. You take the long leaves (maybe splitting in half) and wrap it around the fish to eat. Use the leftover sauce to mix with your rice. Spicy and good.

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Sura
4869 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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  1. Hmm, we went a couple weeks ago and looked specifically at all the dduk bokki options and didn't see a "naked" option, so it might very well be an off menu item.

    The kimchi with mackerel sounds great.