Monday, November 28, 2011

Yeonpo Galbi (Grilled Beef Shortribs), Suwon Korea

 For anyone wanting to visit Suwon, which is quite a large town in the south part of Seoul, a great itinery can be found here. This brings you to the Korean Folk Village and the Hwaseong Fortress and also leads you to this great Galbi place called Yeonpo Galbi.

"It (Galbi) is listed at number 44 on World's 50 most delicious foods

readers' poll complied by CNN Go in 2011."
 - Wikipedia

Yeonpo Galbi is located just at Hwahongmun. Once you're there at the river, facing the south side ...

 Yeonpo Galbi is this brightly lit place just to your right!

 They have the traditional floor sitting or the tabletop sitting, of course we opted to sit on the floor after a long day of walking.

 Suwon is famous for their Galbi (갈비), which literally means "rib". It is usually made with beef shortribs, and marinated in soy sauce, garlic and sugar, then cooked on a grill. While not exactly cheap at 31,000 won (~$35) per portion, the portion is awesome and comes with a huge variety of vegetable dishes, most of which is free flow. The portion of meat you see below is roughly one person's portion @.@

 The waitress actually cooks the meat for you, so there's no worry whether the meat will cook perfectly or not - it will! Feel free to eat some salad while the meat cooks.

 Once the ribs start getting cooked, out comes with the scissors and she began cutting them into sizeable chunks. Even skillfully getting all that nice tendony bits out of the bone itself.

 And the proper way to eat this delightful dish - grab some lettuce and add some beef, pickled vegetables and maybe some kimchi or pumpkin, sauce, wrap it up and pop it in, and await the party in your mouth.

 Abso-fucking-lutely delicious, the marinade not only accentuates the natural flavour of the beef, but also makes the beef more tender after grilling without drying up the beef  - a great way to end the day.

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