Seongwoo Seoseo Galbi
After a late breakfast on the weekend, I found myself hungry by late afternoon and searched for a delicious eatery near my house.
Then I found a Galbi (Beef rib) place that opens at 3 o'clock. My husband and I went to Seongwoo Seoseo Galbi as soon as it opened because he loves ribs.
Not only do they use only farm-fresh veggies, but they also serve good quality Korean beef Hanwoo that is farmed on the ranch. These sorts of restaurants are definitely special and serve wonderful food.
There were autographs from celebrities all over the place, and in one corner there was an oil drum where people would stand and eat barbecue with a glass of Soju (alcoholic beverage) back when briquette fires were common. Now, we can sit down and eat in comfort.
We got there right when it opened at 3 p.m., but there was already a group of people before us.
First, there is only one option on the menu, as you can see from the picture. This is a sign of a good restaurant. We got two portions of Galbi (beef ribs) and two bowls of rice.
Cucumber, onion, garlic, and red pepper sauce. Veggies were made to be eaten like a bowl of salad with some spiciness.
Galbi 26,000 won (x2)
In the kitchen, they lightly grill the beef ribs over a strong fire. Then, they bring them to our table and put them over the briquette fire.
This sauce makes beef ribs taste better.
Try some cucumbers with this red pepper paste.
Since there weren't many diners when we were there, the owner grilled the Galbi for us.
They serve this Altari Kimchi (radish) if you order rice. This was the best Altari kimchi I've had in the area. Because of this Altari Kimchi, just get at least one bowl of rice.
With some Soju (Korean alcoholic beverage). Weekend afternoon drinks are always fun.
Overcooked beef ribs are not tasty, so cook them until they get a light color.
The meat was so soft it almost melted in my mouth, and it was cooked and seasoned just right. Even after dipping it in the sauce, it is not salty at all.
Because my husband loves Galbi (ribs), we go to all of the country's best rib places, including Seoul's top three. The first place goes to this place, Seongwoo Seoseo Galbi.
Whenever we eat ribs, we order a bowl of rice for each person because we love rice eating with ribs. The meat on top of white rice tastes great by itself, but adding Altari kimchi makes it even better.
Putting garlic and red pepper sauce on top makes it taste great as well. Seongwoo Seoseo Galbi ribs are really tasty no matter how you eat them.
Two extra Galbi
The Seongwoo Seoseo Beef Ribs portion is pretty small, so you can easily eat the two servings by yourself.
Vegetables and meat can be eaten together, but my husband and I like to taste Galbi's rich flavor without any vegetables.
As a wonderful finishing touch, the Sujeonggwa (traditional cinnamon punch) was served at the end of the dinner.
There are a lot of well-known Galbi (rib) joints in town, but this one serves the greatest ribs. Plus, the owner and staff are really nice.
Address : 45-21 Yonggang-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-718-8543
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 15:00 - 23:00
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Writer : daily_jjo
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