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“How to cut wang galbi (king-style short ribs)?”

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  • started 2 years ago by dman
  1. I'm getting into Korean BBQ and I want to learn how to cut beef short ribs traditional Korean style. My butcher can cut it L.A. style, across the bone, bue I want it traditional/king style (aka, wang galbi), with the meat filleted out from the bone into a very thin strip. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galbi for details. I doubt my butcher would do this, because he probably wouldn't know how, and even if he did, I doubt he'd be willing to spend the time doing it. Besides, the local butchers are not consistent in terms of how thinly they slice the meat, and I want it extremely thin. I know I could probably buy wang galbi at a Korean market, but I want to use grass-fed beef, and grass-fed beef is not available at my local Korean market (in Oakland, California). Any suggestions as to how I can learn how to cut this meat myself? I looked on Youtube, Amazon, and Google, but I couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance for your help!

    Bonus question: Does the meat cook/taste better king-style, in your opinion, compared to L.A. style?

  2. I prefer the meat with the butterfly cut. When they make LA style they use a band saw to cut across the bones and you have to wash off the bone fragments. That said I bought some really nice looking LA cut ones yesterday.

    Until a good video gets posted read this, it should help.

    http://eatingandliving.blogspot.com/2010/06/galbikalbi-korean-bbq-short-ribs.html

  3. Powerplantop... I can't seem to reply to the other post with your question about Korean restaurants in West Palm Beach. I'm going to answer here and hope you get it! :) I haven't been to any of these, so I can't vouch for them personally, but here they are:

    There's this one in Lake Worth:
    New Seoul Korean Restaurant (it may be called Kawaii Korean and Japanese food now) (reviews are positive)
    (561) 582-5800
    809 Lake Ave
    Lake Worth, FL 33460

    and this one (which is also Korean and Japanese)
    KYO Sushi Restaurant
    1209 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach
    (561) 967-9992

    there are a few in the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood area that I heard are pretty good. If you're interested, please let me know.

    Good luck with your project! Cheryl :)

  4. Thanks for the info. I may be going down for a review of the project Monday so this is good info!

  5. This should help you with how to cut them.

  6. haha, I was going to embed the video but you uploaded this. Thank you!

  7. I saw the ribs at the store and remembered this request.

  8. Hi, I would like to know what's the difference between wang galbi and galbi sal? I saw this cut of meat at the Korean grocery store and have been looking up galbi sal online with no luck. Can someone help me here? Thanks!!


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