24 (Sun) April 2016
Grilled Sirloin Strip
at Hongcheon Sarangmal
with W and kids, AhnHY+KimIT, LeeHS+YunYH
In Korea, Day 2 (see previously 7.109 Chicken Tikka…). Arrived Saturday morning. Flying back Monday evening.
These kinds of butcher shop / restaurants offer the best value in Korean beef BBQ (see generally 2.190 Grilled Beef Brisket), which can otherwise be inordinately expensive (see for example 6.345 Painting the Town Pink).
My favorite beef cut is the sirloin strip. Both for Korean BBQ (see for example 6.218 The Fatta the Lan) and American steak (see for example 7.036 Classic Lobster Newberg; 3.331 New York Strip Steak; 3.180 Biftek (Strip)…). Perfect ratio of fat to flesh, providing the ideal tender-yet-chewy texture and succulent-yet-beefy flavor — right between the ribeye and the tenderloin.
The meat was good. Hard to go wrong with top-grade 1++ hanwoo (Korean beef), particularly sirloin strip. We bought more to eat at home.