After seeing Doug’s post on Hungry Travels, I had a hankering for Korean. But I wasn’t in the mood for barbecue: I was craving a dish most people don’t order at Korean restaurants: Hwe Dup Bap.
It’s kind of like a sushi salad.
It’s great a great refreshing meal in summer. So on my way to the office I made a detour to Central Avenue.
When my husband sometimes picks up General Tso’s on the way to the office and puts it in his front seat he makes a joke that he’s “ridin’ in the with the general.” I guess I was riding in with the salad. Not quite as funny.
There’s nothing sadder than salad on a spread sheet. God I hate a desk lunch.
So this salad comes with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, fluke â€” whatever fish they happen to have little scraps of. There’s seaweed, regular lettuce, tobiko, raw garlic, and sometimes (though not today) avocado. Here’s a photo of a hwe dup bap at Kang Suh in Yonkers from a couple years ago:
You stir in the chili-garlic sauce to give the salad some kick:
The restaurant also sent me some condimenti.
Tofu, sweet potaotes, bean sprouts.
Delicious. It made eating at my desk a little easier to bear.