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Counter: Hairy crab, boiled pork and dear old Mom

Counter: Hairy crab, boiled pork and dear old Mom

Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

Salutations,

If we were in snowy Hokkaido instead of Los Angeles, we would be smack in the middle of hairy crab season, one of the happiest times of the year even on that seafood-rich island. Why should you care? Because while the crab may look like a Japanese movie monster on a bad hair day, it is sweet, with an elegant texture. More to the point, it is an excellent excuse to visit Asanebo, a Studio City sushi bar that prepares them about as well as they prepare any of the creatures of the sea. Which is to say: superlatively well.

This week, we also take a look at the boiled pork at the new Mr. Bossam in Koreatown, S....

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