"This is the ultimate Korean comfort food. Sugar, corn syrup, and soy sauce can be adjusted to taste. The trick to tender ribs is a looong cooking time. Feel free to let it stew longer. Some versions in Korea also add chestnuts or dates to the stew." — KANGARYOO
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Korean-style short ribs (beef chuck flanken), cut into 3-inch segments
carrots, cut into chunks
potatoes, cut into chunks
fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
light corn syrup
Asian (toasted) sesame oil
sliced green onion
The end result is worth the wait, its an excellent tasting dish. I had a problem with the recipe, i just dont see how this dish can cook that long with only 2 cups of the reserved broth. I had to add 2 more cups of water, one at a time during the cooking time. Next time i will reserve more of the broth to add.
Skipped both the chestnuts and the dates, and since they were optional, I didn't think they would make much difference in my overall opinion of this dish. Can't really put my finger on what it was that I wasn't that crazy about. Basically, it was a stew with a slightly off taste. I guess I was hoping that it would be more of a glazed sweetened rib, but it wasn't. I think I will stick to a more traditional savory stew next time I make stew, and find a more glazed BBQ type recipe for the short ribs.
Very tasty!!! I skipped the soaking and didn't have time for it to simmer quiet as long as indicated. Skipped the corn syrup/waterchestnuts/dates/green onion, used whole button mushrooms. The person who said they had to use extra water probably didn't cover the pot while simmering. Next time I'll add more potatoes and carrots.
Very good! My husband and kids all loved this recipe. I didn't add the nuts because I didn't think my kids would eat it. I also forgot the mushrooms but plan on adding them next time. Thanks!
This was very good! I omitted the dates, chestnuts, and corn syrup. I used a little extra brown sugar instead. I boiled the short ribs in the water and then transferred it and all my ingredients to the crock pot, where I cooked it on high for about 5 hours. I cooked it for a half hour longer with the lid off and added a little cornstarch slurry to the broth to thicken it up a bit before serving. This one is a keeper for my family!
Where I am from there are very few asian families (less than 1% of the population) but there is a Korean family that owns the only oriental mart around for hours. They have a "deli" inside, where they serve this dish. The only difference is they add a can of drained white hominy. The menu lists it as "Korean Menudo" (possibly due to the fact that 70% of the population there is Hispanic). It is delicious and fairly easy to prepare. Perfect for a fall or winter night
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Korean Beef Short Rib Stew (Galbi Jjim)
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 411
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