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How can I learn how to cut beef short ribs traditional Korean style (wang galbi, king style, not LA style)?

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How can I learn how to cut beef short ribs traditional Korean style (wang galbi, king style, not LA style)?

damian | Jan 14, 2012 09:47 AM

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?

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