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

thebirdie Apr 13, 2011 05:55 AM

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. sgordon RE: thebirdie Apr 13, 2011 01:15 PM

    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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      masterofceremonies RE: sgordon Apr 13, 2011 02:31 PM

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


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

      1. re: masterofceremonies
        thebirdie RE: masterofceremonies Apr 13, 2011 02:39 PM

        Thank you!

      2. re: sgordon
        uwsister RE: sgordon Apr 14, 2011 12:06 AM

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

      3. tbone RE: thebirdie Apr 13, 2011 06:32 PM

        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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          squid kun RE: tbone Apr 13, 2011 09:12 PM

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

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            MVNYC RE: squid kun Apr 14, 2011 06:02 AM

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

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          thebirdie RE: thebirdie Apr 14, 2011 12:10 PM

          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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            uwsister RE: thebirdie Apr 14, 2011 07:47 PM

            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!

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              thebirdie RE: uwsister Apr 14, 2011 07:55 PM

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

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