Ann Arbor Weather:
Sunday September 24, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Unexpected Gift

 

continued

Beef is a big player in Korean cuisine and appears in its three best-known dishes: bibimbap, bulgogi, and galbi. I recommend all three here. The most beefily satisfying was the excellent bulgogi, thinly sliced ribeye that is seared on a grill, shellacked with an "authentic Korean special sauce" carrying undertones of garlic and ginger, tossed with slivered onions and carrots, and served sizzling. (If you're feeling more adventurous, try the pork version, daeji bulgogi, which is coated with a gingery chili paste.) The galbi, sliced beef bone-in short ribs marinated in that special sauce, were slightly sweet and very tender. Both of these are big plates of beef, and with all-meat dishes like these you really see where the banchan come in handy--they're not just little starters but vegetable sides, too. Have a bite of galbi and follow it with a blast of crunchy kimchi cabbage or lighten it with a bite of cool daikon.

BeWon's bebimbap can be ordered in the standard bowl or dolsot, a hot stoneware that makes the rice form a crisp brown undercrust. There's very little meat in the bebimbap; instead the focus is overwhelmingly on very fresh vegetables carefully arranged over the rice: julienne carrots, bean sprouts, spinach, and matchstick slices of zucchini, topped with a sunny-side-up egg. On the side is spicy gochujang sauce, with the consistency of thick ketchup and the firepower of chilies. I also tried the seafood version, haemul bebimbap, in which the beef is replaced with shrimp, squid, and mussels. It's a lighter, summery alternative.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Pizza at Buster's, and a Bigger Party City
In the Works, July 2017
Sabine Bickford
Galleries
County Millage
Gearing up for a big "ask."
James Leonard
Crime Map
A clickable, zoomable map
Today's Events
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
Arborville Heating and Cooling
Fake Ad: August 2017
Jay Forstner
Stumps and Rumps
Is the transformation in front of the Black Elk Co-op on Baldwin a political statement?
Anita LeBlanc
Makielski Berry Farm
Table talk: August 2017
M.B. Lewis
Restaurants with Delivery Available
A clickable zoomable map
Regent Hotel
Brickworld Michigan LEGO experience
spark ann arbor