Also known as yangnyeomgalbi 양념갈비 these taste even better if grilled over open charcoal fire.

Serves 4


1kg of beef short ribs with bones, 5cm long

Marinade for beef
⅔ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons corn syrup
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons rice wine
1 cup water

Optional items to include in marinade
½ onion (3½ oz, 100g)
½ pear(3½ oz, 100g)
½ apple (3 oz, 90g)
5 cloves garlic
1 ginger finger


Choose tender meat if possible. Remove any fat or silver skin. Slice the beef into ¼-inch (0.6-cm) thick slices and score meat to make them tender.

Grind the optional ingredients for marinade (onion, pear, apple, garlic, ginger) in the blender.

In a saucepan, put the ingredients for marinade and boil them on medium heat until sugar melts. Let it stand to cool and mix the optional pureed ingredients for marinade.

Marinate the beef for 1 hour.

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and grill the ribs for 2-3 minutes on each side.
The ribs can be grilled over charcoal, pan-fried or broiled in the oven.

*The seasoning can also be used for LA Galbi, Pork Galbi, pork meat, duck meat, and chicken.


This recipe is from Food of Korea 200 Recipes published by the Korean Food Foundation