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Feb 15, 2011 05:01 PM

Blood Sausage in LA?

I will be heading down the coast from Santa Barbara next month with a family lover of blood sausage, coming from Holland. Any restaurants serving blood sausage? We are very adventurous eaters. Thanks for your help!

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  1. many restaurants here serve blood sausage of one kind or another. i would recommend korean soondae for the visiting dutchman, because the rest of the menu is probably more adventurous. good options are the soondae place in the koreatown plaza food court, or 8th street soondae.

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    1. re: aizan

      Korean soondae sounds adventurous indeed. Any other Korean specialties we should try along with the soondae? Haven't been to Koreatown, so it could be quite fun!

      1. re: sbkat

        the main event is a big plate of sliced sausage with bits of offal, which comes with various side dishes and condiments. at 8th street, you can also try the spicy soup (guk) or spicy stir fried soondae (bokkeum). there are many more options at the food court in koreatown plaza, of course.

        1. re: aizan

          I have seen some talk of the plaza online. This is different from the Galleria. Pros and cons for both? If we are to go to one, which one would you choose? Any places to avoid? Thanks again!

          1. re: sbkat

            the galleria is bigger, newer, and generally more crowded. i haven't tried the soondae at cham cham cham in the galleria, but i would think it's just as good.

    2. all the argentine and spanish places have morcilla which is blood sausage.
      as well, you can buy a nice assortment of blood sausage and thuringer rotwurst and have sandwiches of them at Van Nuys German Deli.

      Van Nuys German Deli
      16155 Roscoe Blvd, North Hills, CA 91343

      1. Are you looking for a particular type of blood sausage? If your family member is open to trying different types of blood sausage, one can find many different types in LA. Argentine: Carlito's Gardel or Malbec in Pasadena/Toluca Lake include it as part of their parillada, French: Le Saint Amour in Culver City serves Boudin Noir if I recall correctly, and Koreantown has a number of blood-sausage-centric restaurants, Western Soon Dae and 8th Street Soon Dae being just two of many. I also imagine Alpine Village in Torrance and Old World German Restaurant in Huntington Beach (farther south in Orange County) might serve German blutwurst as well. Good luck!

        1. During my last meal at Bistro LQ, Chef Laurent served up Scottish hare blood sausages served with hare filet. Excellent!

          Bistro LQ
          8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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          1. re: J.L.

            Blood sausages at Bistro LQ are spectacular. It's not the main dish but the taste and texture is so memorable...

            ...speaking of which, where are those much awaited pictures JL?

            Bistro LQ
            8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

            1. re: Porthos

              Thanks for keeping me honest, Porthos. They're a comin'....

          2. Angeli trattoria on Beverly Blvd. about two blocks west of La Brea, this is a hearty italian version..very delicious, service is great as well but call ahead, they get busy