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