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Video:How to Make Galbi Tang (Short Rib Soup)

with Kevin Chan

Galbi tang is a hearty Korean specialty that's sure to fill you up and leave you satisfied. This About.com video will teach you to make traditional galbi tang.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Galbi Tang (Short Rib Soup)

Hi, I'm Kevin for About.com, and today we're going to learn how to make galbi tang, or Korean short rib soup.

Galbi Tang Ingredients

To begin, you will need:

  • 2 pounds of cut beef short ribs, available at most grocery stores; if a store near you does not carry short ribs, you may also look up a local butcher shop
  • 1/2 large Korean pickled radish
  • 4 ounces of glass or buckwheat noodles
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame oil
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed black pepper

Prepare Ribs for Soup

It is important to prep the ribs properly for cooking as part of a soup. To do this, fill a large bowl with cold water and soak the meat for 1 hour. Be sure to change the water regularly as it becomes saturated with blood. If the meat is still too red, continue to soak for up to two hours.

Make Sauce and Prep Radishes

To begin, prepare the sauce by combining in a large bowl the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and pepper. Mix the sauce well with a large wooden spoon.

Peel and slice the Korean radish into one-inch chunks and throw into a large bowl. Pour the sauce on top of the radish chunks and set aside.

Add Short Ribs to Soup

Remove the beef ribs from the water bowl and place them in a separate pot, then cover them with fresh water. Bring the water with the ribs in it to a rolling boil for five minutes before removing the ribs and rinsing them off again in cold water to clean them.

Empty the dirty rib water from the second pot and place the now-cleaned ribs back into it, with 4 fresh cups of water. Bring this to a boil, and then turn down the heat and simmer the ribs for 30 minutes.

Add Noodles to Galbi Tang

Add the now-seasoned radish to the pot and continue to cook for ten more minutes. Finally, add the noodles to the soup and continue to cook until noodles are just past al dente. Right when the noodles begin to soften, throw in the green onion stalks and cook for 1 to 2 more minutes, then remove the soup from heat.

Serve the Beef Short Rib Soup

Pour the soup into bowls and serve them with a small ramekin of the remaining seasoning sauce, so that you or your guests may strengthen the taste of the soup to preference.

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