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Apr 13, 2011 05:55 AM

Gae Jang - spicy raw crab, K-town, in Manhattan

Does anybody know which restaurants in K-town, Manhattan serve Gae Jang? The dish is raw crab(blue crab) marinated in either soy sauce or Korean miso paste. It's spicy too.

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  1. It's actually Ge Jang (or sometimes Gei Jang) - Gae Jang would be a spicy stew (a la Yook Gae Jang) - though of course due to transliteration, "Ge" could turn into "Gae" or "Ke" or "Kae" or "Kei" or... well, you get the idea.

    Either way, Madangsui has it. Only place in Manhattan I know of off the top of my head.

    35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

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    1. re: sgordon

      Looks like BCD Tofu on 32nd St has it, too.

      BCD Tofu House
      17 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

      1. re: sgordon

        Neither is correct romanization, if you wanna get technical ;)

      2. Alot of the places in Ktown have this. It never hurts to ask, but since it is a bit pricey, and always served complimentary, most places save it for their better customers/regulars.

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        1. re: tbone

          Yes, I've seen it among the panchan at several places.

          1. re: squid kun

            I have gotten it as panchan as well but am not sure if I have seen it on the menu.

        2. Thank you all for your help. But, I'm only interested in spicy raw crabs. And I want to know specific restaurant names, not like a lot of restaurants in K-town have this. That's why I posted this. I hope you understand. Thank you!

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          1. re: thebirdie

            OK. I asked a Korean friend of mine ("real" Korean, if you will, ha) and she told me there's absolutely nowhere in Manhattan that does a good version of this dish. She said the best place for this dish is called Gaya and it's in Leonia, NJ. I don't know if you are willing to venture out that far, but apparently she does and the trip's worth it for her. Hope this helped at all!

            1. re: uwsister

              Thank you. I won't be able to go there though.