Beef short ribs soup (Galbitang)

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Galbitang is a hearty Korean soup made with beef short ribs, Korean radish, onions, starchy noodles and other ingredients.

Galbitang is a hearty Korean soup made with beef short ribs, Korean radish, onions, starchy noodles and other ingredients.  Galbi refers to short ribs and tang is another name for guk meaning ‘soup’.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 kg beef spare ribs (beef short ribs-trimmed and cut )
  • 1 smallKorean radish (or daikon), about 2 cups-bite size cube)
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 12 cups water
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ground black pepper

4-6stalkes of shallots (sliced diagnol사선)-

     2 egg yolks

  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • Starch noodles (optional)

How to make it

 

  1. Rinse the beef short ribs in cold water a couple of times to remove any residual blood and bone fragments. Soak in cold water for about 1 hour.
    Drain the ribs and blanch in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the ribs. Wash ribs thoroughly and remove any visible fat. Clean the pot, too.
  3. Put the clean ribs back into the pot and add radish, whole onion, 4 cloves of garic and 12 cups of water.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium high heat for 1 hour, and then lower the heat to medium and boil for another 1 hour. While soup is boiling, prepare starch noodles.Bring water to a boil put starch noodles and cook until it becomes tender, for about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat. Discard the onion and put the ribs and radish into a stainless steel bowl.
  6. Strain the broth through a fine cloth in a strainer. Put the clear broth back into the pot and remove any floating fat with a spoon.
  7. Put 2 or 3 ribs, bite size radishes and cooked starched noodles to each bowl.Pour soup onto it and garnish with egg geedan and sliced shallots, and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve it with rice and other side dishes.
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