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Korean Tofu Bowl

Inspired by the Pho thread, I thought I'd post this. Any fans of Korean Tofu Bowl?

While on the recent sick spell (probably caught the flu), last night I knew I needed something warm in my system. So I went to the Korean Tofu restaurant, around the corner from my apartment. Oooh, that felt good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QhVQjJkyQ&NR=1

One problem though ... I look asian enough to pass off as Korean ... they keep wanting to speak to me in Korean.
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then what do you speak?
English ... what do you think?
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Originally Posted by spingineer
English ... what do you think?
No, I'm talking about a secondary language.

Anyway, there's this place called Tofu House on Wilshire Blvd in Koreatown. The two times we were there the wait time was so long that we ended up going elsewhere.
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Oooo looks good. Problem is I only know of two Korean restaurants here. One of them is buffet (really good), and another is expensive and kind of sucks.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Oooo looks good. Problem is I only know of two Korean restaurants here. One of them is buffet (really good), and another is expensive and kind of sucks.
I found this one in San Gabriel, but that's way too expensive. https://biggestmenu.com/rdr/CA/San-Ga...ofu-Bowl-19208

$13 is too much. The one I went to is $10, and even then, I thought it was too much.
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There's a good one by Las Tunas and San Gabriel, inside the plaza with Tokyo Lobby. Yung-Dong-something, good stuff.
Tofu is good stuff. NOT yung dongs. TOFU. I know you guys..
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Originally Posted by spingineer
I found this one in San Gabriel, but that's way too expensive. https://biggestmenu.com/rdr/CA/San-Ga...ofu-Bowl-19208

$13 is too much. The one I went to is $10, and even then, I thought it was too much.
Plus it's 50 mile drive for me. Well when I am in Bay Area I am stopping by my favorite Korean restaurant on El Camino, plus Sitara for some good Indian food.
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Plus it's 50 mile drive for me. Well when I am in Bay Area I am stopping by my favorite Korean restaurant on El Camino, plus Sitara for some good Indian food.
That's right around the corner from my apartment. However, when I am in the mood, I'll drive over to this little hole in the wall Tofu place, off of Castro in downtown Mountain View. I think it's on Dana, but not sure. A bit more intimate.
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There's a branch of BCD tofu near my neighborhood (Fullerton and Colima). Prices are reasonable, and they give you a whole spread of appetizers and stuff. Their combo meals, with bulgogi/bbq/whatever + tofu + spread of appetizers, are great too. Yum. All the local policemen eat there since the station is right across it.
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Originally Posted by AP1EKWAN
There's a good one by Las Tunas and San Gabriel, inside the plaza with Tokyo Lobby. Yung-Dong-something, good stuff.
Tofu is good stuff. NOT yung dongs. TOFU. I know you guys..
I live 3 minutes from this place, too bad I can't handle very spicy stuff.
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Originally Posted by spingineer
That's right around the corner from my apartment. However, when I am in the mood, I'll drive over to this little hole in the wall Tofu place, off of Castro in downtown Mountain View. I think it's on Dana, but not sure. A bit more intimate.
I grew up about 10 minutes from there.
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Originally Posted by spingineer
English ... what do you think?
Yiddish.
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Originally Posted by spingineer
I look asian enough to pass off as Korean
But do you look Asian enough to pass off as Chinese?
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Originally Posted by chimivee
But do you look Asian enough to pass off as Chinese?
On the sliding scale of Asian, I think he's somewhere around Hmong.
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Originally Posted by voltman
On the sliding scale of Asian, I think he's somewhere around Hmong.
So the numeric scale I've been using is completely invalid?!
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So the numeric scale I've been using is completely invalid?!
Numeric scale? What do you think you are, American or something?
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So since this thread is derailing already I have a question.
I was born in Kazakhstan my grandfather is Kazakh, grandmother is Slavic, and father is Slavic. I went after my grandmothers/fathers side so I look nothing like my mom. Am I considered Asian or White?
This is a serious question folks (and by which I mean not really), maybe merider1 can start another poll. Lol.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
So since this thread is derailing already I have a question.
I was born in Kazakhstan my grandfather is Kazakh, grandmother is Slavic, and father is Slavic. I went after my grandmothers/fathers side so I look nothing like my mom. Am I considered Asian or White?
This is a serious question folks (and by which I mean not really), maybe merider1 can start another poll. Lol.
You are clearly Klavic.
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Originally Posted by JetWave
I live 3 minutes from this place, too bad I can't handle very spicy stuff.
you can order different levels of spicyness(?). Mild, med, hot, and super hero hot. Which really isn't that hot.
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Ok, brining it on track.
Tried Tofu Bowl today at this Korean Tofu Grill on Culver (same plaza as Jax). Ooooo very tasty. I made a mistake of ordering combination, after the bowl I was so full couldn't finish the rest. I guess it's lunch for tomorrow.
Wish I knew how many calories were in the bowl. Since it's tofu I don't think too many, but then again who knows how they cooked it. They could have added half a cup of oil or something to it.

P.S. anyone know of a good recipe?

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