Greetings all. It’s been some years since I’ve posted here, but I’m desperate. A favorite protein at the sadly-departed Beverly Soon Tofu in Koreatown was the whole grilled spicy squid, cut into slices at your table by a server with kitchen scissors, atop sizzling, caramelizing onions.
Trying to find somewhere else serving the dish, which I now know (after turning up recipes for it) is Ojingeo-Gui. To my amazement, I can’t find it anywhere. Various places, including Kobawoo, do spicy stir-fried squid, but seemingly nowhere with the all-important scissors!
Yeah, they have stir-fried spicy squid (Ojingeo-tonggui), but not whole grilled. (The scissors are just a metaphor, lol!)
I went to Kobawoo last night, and they actually do have a whole chargrilled squid on the menu! It was delicious, but the spicy sauce came on the side, not grilled-in as at Beverly Soon, so not quite the nostalgia I was looking for.