4 (Sun) October 2020
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
In Korea, a popular cut of beef for grilling is galbisal (갈비살). The literal translation is “rib (galbi) meat (sal).” The meat along the rib bones are carved into long strips (see below). When further cut into smaller pieces (see farther below), usually for Korean BBQ grilling, they are sometimes referred to as “rib fingers” – though personally I don’t recall ever seeing them sold this way, either in restaurants or supermarkets, in the US. The fact that it’s packaged for export sale would suggest that the industry has a technical term for it.
The chicory jumulleok was hit and miss. The meat, marinated with a dash of Yeondu and sesame oil, was tender and tasty. The chicory was fine initially, adding a touch of fresh bitterness, but then the bits remaining on the grill began to burn, so I had to take the grill to the sink and wash it for the second batch.
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