2.137 Mul Hoe


22 (Sun) May 2011

Mul Hoe


at Jangan Hoejib

-Gangneung, Gangwon, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ, MtG, CBD

Mul Hoe (물회) is a Korean dish.  Raw fish in a chilled fish broth, usually clear but sometimes spicy.  The name literally means “water” (mul) and “raw fish” (hoe).  In addition to the fish, the dish also includes other ingredients, such as sliced cucumbers, carrots, onions, dried laver, and is typically augmented with rice or noodles.  The types of fish are likely to be those most popular as raw fish in general, such as gwangeo.  Very popular in coastal regions.  Served as a self-contained meal.

Jangan Hoejib (장안 회집) is a Korean restaurant.  Specializes in hoe, including mul hoe.


After packing up from the weekend camping trip (see 2.136 Diablo Pork Pocket), those of us who weren’t in a hurry to get home rendezvoused at the restaurant, where our large-scale reservation had bought out the available fish for the day and shut the place down.  Our party arrived a bit late, after the others had already eaten, so we were the only patrons in an otherwise empty establishment.

The mul hoe was awesome.  Perfect blend of sweet, spicy, sharp, soft.  The fish was crystal fresh.  I licked the bowl clean.

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