Korean spicy food: Maewun Galibi Jjim (Spicy pork rib stew)

Are you good at handling spicy food? Then you need to try this. Mae-un Galbi Jjim (매운갈비찜; Spicy braised pork short ribs)! You can choose the level of spiciness and Koreans usually choose the 50% spiciness, which is the middle. Some people say that even 20%, which is the lowest level, is spicy.

If you are really good at spicy food, I would suggest you to get 50% or even higher (but prepare milk just in case). If you are not confident, just get the lowest. It’s still spicy. Depending on restaurants, the levels of spiciness can be a little different, but are still similar.


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I usually order the middle but this time, I ordered 20%, which is the lowest. But look at this. It’s super red. It has pork, Korean rice cake (떡; ddeok), spring onions, sesame leaves, mushrooms, and other things.


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There is already-cut pork in it, but a server comes and cuts the meat that’s stuck to the short ribs.


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Ready to eat! You can just eat the meat and other things in the stew or eat them with rice. You could also finish the meat and eat Bokkeumbap (볶음밥; fried rice) later.


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What I had with the meat was Jumeok bap (주먹밥; rice balls). This is the best way to eat Spicy pork short rib stew. They give you rice topped with Gim (김; dried seaweed) and sesame. Then, you put on disposable gloves and make the rice balls by yourself, which is fun 🙂


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You can eat Jumeok bap with the meat or dip it in the stew and eat it. Both are delicious! Test your spicy level with Maewun Galbi Jjim (매운갈비찜; Spicy pork short rib stew).


노마세야 매운갈비찜 (Nomaseya Maewun Galbi Jjim)- It’s a franchise.

서울특별시 광진구 아차산로33길 49 (49, Achasan-ro 33-gil, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea)



경기도 수원시 팔달구 향교로 12-1 (12-1, Hyanggyo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)


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