How to Make Galbitang?

How to Make Galbitang?

Doesn’t this look delicious? Check out our recipe for galbitang!

Galbitang is a clear soup that is made with beef short ribs. Commonly served with starch noodles, also known as dangmyeon, or rice, this soup is hearty enough to feed a crowd on a chilly winter’s night. So how do you make this Korean delicacy? With a visit to Lotte Plaza Market!

The Ingredients

To make galbitang, you will need:

  • 3 pounds of beef short ribs, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 pound of Korean radish
  • 1 medium onion
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 3 thin slices of ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 ounces of dangmyeon (starch noodles), soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2 scallions of finely chopped garlic
  • Optional: chili powder for spice

Preparation and Cooking

Soak the beef short ribs in a bowl of cold water for one to two hours. As the blood drains from the ribs, make sure to change the water at least once. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, drop in the ribs and bring to boil again. This will take about seven to eight minutes. After they have boiled, drain the ribs and rinse them under running water and clean the pot. Return the ribs back to the pot and add 14 cups of water to the ribs. Add the radish, ginger, garlic, and onions to the water. Add two tablespoons of soup soy sauce and one teaspoon of salt and bring it to boil. Continue to boil for 30 minutes over high heat. After 30 minutes, reduce to medium heat and remove all of the vegetables and save the radish. Discard the other vegetables and add two cups of hot water to the pot. Cover the pot and continue to boil for an hour or longer until the meat is tender. Add a teaspoon of minced garlic and the dangmyeon noodles and let cook for a few minutes before turning off the heat. Cut the radish into bite size pieces and add to soup. Bring everything to a boil and salt and pepper to taste. Skim off the fat and garnish with the chopped scallions to serve. A hearty meal, this traditional Korean dish will be wonderful to warm up your cold winter evenings.

Galbitang with Lotte Plaza Market

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