6 (Wed) January 2010
Grilled Pork Galbi
at Bon-Ga (본가)
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
Galbi is a type of Korean BBQ. It consists of meat, traditionally beef ribs but often pork shoulder, marinated in a sweet sesame-soy sauce and grilled over coals or gas. The term “galbi” literally means “ribs” in Korean but is often synonymous with the dish, though nowadays the more accurate term “yangnyeom (양념) (seasoned) galbi” is becoming quite common. Although the version presented here is pork, beef galbi is probably more familiar on the international scene. Pork galbi is relatively cheap at around 8,000-10,000 won per 200-gram serving, pairs well with beer and soju, and allows for slow grilling at the table, so it’s a common menu choice for the impromptu midweek dinner-and-drink get-together.
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