15 (Mon) March 2021
at Cheonnyeon Galbi
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
Whereas “dweji galbi” literally means “pork rib,” the dish as served in restaurants consists only partly of rib meat, a little bit attached to the bone. The rest of the meat is sliced pork shoulder, which is more tender and more voluminous than the meat that actually extends off the bone. In some restaurants, the rib and shoulder cuts are somehow fused together to maintain the illusion. Many, if not most, diners are aware of this, though nobody really cares.
At Cheonnyeon Galbi, the pieces come separate. When I asked the server, she confirmed that the meat was pork shoulder.
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