11.314 So Yangnyeom Galbi

11.314

14 (Sat) November 2020

So Yangnyeom Galbi

3.0

at Cheonnyeon Galbi

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Cheonnyeon Galbi (천년 갈비) is a Korean restaurant.  Specializes in Korean BBQ, both pork and beef, both plain and marinated, both boneless and bone-in.   Just opened.

Located about a 10-min walk or 2-min drive from home, along the main street – can’t be missed, especially at night with all the bright lights.
When we arrived at 2006.
When we left at 2053.

The food was quite good.  With a variety of options, and one of those servers who insists that everything on the menu is good, we chose three items: (i) dweji (pork) yangnyeom (marinated) galbi (ribs) (14,000 won for 250 g), (ii) so (beef) yangnyeom (marinated) galbi (ribs) (24,000 won for 250 g), and (iii) so (beef) yangnyeom (marinated) galbisal (rib fingers) (17,000 for 200 g).  The marinades were all similarly soy-based, mild and nicely balanced, though the pork was a bit sweeter with a hint of ginger, while the beef was more garlicky.  The meats were tender and tasty, enhanced with charcoal grilling.  While (ii) was the clear favorite (and most expensive), we were also happy with (i) and (ii) (much better prices).

This is a strong contender to be our neighborhood go-to meat joint.

Simple sides.
Pork Galbi (3.0)
Mul Naeng Myeon (2.0): not the style that we prefer, but the tangy broth worked well as a final course of a Korean BBQ meal.
I am always happy to see minimal leftovers on the table at meal’s end, which signifies that we enjoyed the food without being wasteful.

(For more details re food, see WHAT)

(For more details re venue, see WHERE IN KOREA)

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