What does LA in LA Galbi stand for?
When the early Korean settlers came to Los Angeles- they found themselves without butcheries that cut short ribs in the traditional style (which was a chunk of meat on one cut rib called Galbi) and had to assimilate to eating it the way it was cut in the States (which was cut thinly in several ribs, as you see in the picture above).
It was cooked this way in Korean homes and restaurants in Los Angeles before Los Angeles became the highest populated city of Koreans outside of Korea. But as the demand for the traditional cut grew with the population growth, butchers/butcheries started adapting.
It is now more rare to find LA Galbi than Galbi in restaurants. Although, LA Galbi is preferred when cooking at home.
Then I found out there is another claim that LA comes from the name of the type of cut it is- Lateral Axis, which is a technical explanation.
However, they are both laterally cut making it an indistinguishable feature.
It is my conclusion then... that LA in LA Galbi stands for: Los Angeles.