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).
This cut became known as LA Galbi.
LA Galbi was cooked in Korean homes and restaurants in Los Angeles before Los Angeles became the highest populated city of Koreans outside of Korea and Korean butcheries started opening.
But even after the Korean butcheries opened, this cut remained popular.
Now, LA Galbi is mostly cooked at home and a popular cut outside of Los Angeles.
LA Galbi- Los Angeles Galbi
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