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Hwe dup bap in San Francisco?

The Librarian Jul 18, 2012 10:57 AM

I was just reading Jonathan Gold's mouthwatering article about Korean food in L.A., and one dish, hew dup bap, an "elaborate, raw-fish salad leavened with dried seaweed and hot rice and flavored with chile paste" sounds awfully good. Is there an SF restaurant that makes this especially well? I'd love to try it!

Link to article: http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/20...

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    shanghaikid Jul 21, 2012 11:15 PM

    noticed the hew dup bap was found in a korea restaurant specializing in this dish.

    tried the korean version of chirashi in some korean owned japanese eateries in the bay area

    invariably the fish was chopped up in small pieces of fish and dosed with plenty of korean hot sauce. (not the kind from the bottle.)

    this dish might be found in authentic korea restaurants in santa clara. the bay area doubful. s.f. maybe. certainly not in korean owned japanese eateries.
    Mioki Sushi may be an exception.
    -dish listed as "We Dup Bab" -"sashimi over rice" under other entrees, (15.95 lunch/dinner).

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    1. re: shanghaikid
      PegS Jul 23, 2012 04:22 PM

      I tend to see it at just about any Korean-owned sushi restaurant in the area. I was first introduced to it at Jiro in Union City. I've also had it at the sushi place in Union City that's in the Marina Foods shopping center.

      In Oakland I've been going to Kansai. I've also tried it at Drunken Fish some years ago, but at the time there was too much lettuce.

      I glanced at the Yelp entry for A-Won and it definitely looks like they are a sushi place and they don't just serve hwe dup bap.

      1. re: PegS
        shanghaikid Jul 23, 2012 04:58 PM

        had it at kansai.

        it was mostly small pieces of (white fillet) fish with hot korean sauce. probably had similar experiences elsewhere. definitely an inferior alternative to regular chirashi.

        will retry next time at another korean sushi place to check the results.

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      chon76 Jul 21, 2012 10:47 PM

      just had hwe dup bap at Mioki Sushi in Fremont which is far from SF but it was good hwe dup bap! its a sushi restaurant but the owners are korean and it is authentically good korean hwe dup bap. im not positive if this one had dried seaweed but they had raw fish, rice, roe, tiny quail egg on top and a GREAT korean chile sauce..... having moved from LA just recently, i can say this tastes as good as some of the hwe dup bap down there :)

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        od_sf Jul 18, 2012 04:02 PM

        I don't know of any "real" Korean spots in SF that serve hwe dup bap. The only places that do it in town are Korean-run sushi restaurants, and none of them have a good reputation.

        1. Robert Lauriston Jul 18, 2012 11:33 AM

          I've had that at Kansai in Oakland. It's sort of closet Korean, bills itself as a Japanese restaurant, most of the menu is Japanese, there's maybe one other Korean dish and the alcohol is Korean.


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