Although 88 Tofu House is hailed by many as the spot for soon dubu, Cho Dang Tofu's version of the Korean tofu stew served in a heated stone bowl is just as good, and its atmosphere much calmer. Communication with the staff can be a bit wooly at times, but do not fear -- the menu is simple as can be. Eleven of the 13 menu items are tofu stew. They vary only by their add-ins -- such as a velvety combination of oysters, shrimp and clams -- and by the level of spiciness you desire, ranging from the chili-free "white" to thermonuclear. Treat yourself to a free cappuccino or soft-serve ice cream from one of the machines stationed by the front door.
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