CJ’s Bibigo Galbi
Good morning, everyone!! So I’ve got news! I just bought a new car for me! I’ve been without a car since I got married six years ago and finally, we did it! We’ve been trying to save money all these years by just having one car… but now, we have two cars and I am totally panicking here… Just need to breathe… We spent 4 hours trying to negotiate and we think we got a pretty good deal on it. My hub is a good negotiator, too. Although it was a crazy, long day yesterday, especially with two little ones… Let me tell you… Never a good idea to take your baby to car shopping! But I was happy that my 4 year old was at his best behavior the whole time. So I got a 2011 (used) Sienna. I love it! I was used to driving a Nissan so at first it took me a little while to get used to the Sienna but after driving it a while, I really like it.
On a busy day like that, I am always tempted to eat out… The last thing you wanna do after having a crazy busy day is cooking, I think… But I am not a fan of frozen foods and I rarely buy them. But when I received CJ’s frozen Bulgogi and Galbi, I knew I had to give it a try.
Bridget at CJ Foods sent me some goodies to try out. I have always been a big fan of CJ since I was little. I love their Bulgogi sauce and that’s like the only store bought sauce I use. So I was really excited when CJ contacted me to see if I’d try out their products. I am not getting paid by them and this post is not sponsored by CJ. My opinions.
Galbi is Korean short ribs marinaded in yummy galbi sauce that is very similar to bulgogi sauce. The sauce is sweet and packed with wonderful flavors of soy sauce, garlic, sugar, etc. CJ’s Galbi comes already marinaded with delicious Galbi sauce with onions, garlic, and green onions. And Galbi is sliced thin with bones in, just like the traditional Galbi in Korea.
It’s called “CJ bibigo Galbi”. No MSG and made with certified angus beef. The meat was tender and delicious, too! It tends to be a little fattier than I like, however, but if you grill it over oven flame like in the picture of the box, it should be less greasy. I cooked mine on an indoor grill but a little fat is what makes this beef so tender, too.
Thaw out the meat and grill the beef over open flame or in an indoor grill, it’s up to you. You could grill these outdoor over charcoal. The traditional way to cook these is to cook it over hot charcoal in a Korean grilling pan. That’s all you need to do. Just thaw out (you can thaw the meat in the microwave for 1 minute)
Cook the meat both sides, about 3 minutes each side.
To go with the Galbi, I made some PaChae. Just cut green onions lengthwise very thinly, like in the picture. Watch out.. You might start crying a little as you cut the green onions… :)
I served the Pachae with Goya dressing but you can serve with any sesame based dressing or wasabi dressing (which I need to learn how to make) and sprinkle with black sesame seeds. I also sprinkled with chopped green onions. Serve with rice too! :) CJ’s Bibigo Galbi can be purchased at “Fresh and Easy” grocery stores in the West Coast.