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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs (Korean Style)

Korean dramas, K-pop fashion and music .... we've been literally hit by these Korean storm. The latest obviously is Psy's Oppa Gangnam Style. :) Admit it! you know the song. You even tried the galloping moves :) I did!!! shhhhh! It has captured the global audience for several weeks already and still is a craze up to now. You can hear it almost everywhere, and when you do, I bet your hips and feet are moving unconsciously to the beat. And I bet, you're even practicing it for your Christmas party. Come on, don't be shy! Admit it!

Hush now. I can't tell you more about this dance, coz I'm not that so much into dancing. I would want to, but  goodness - parehas kaliwa paa ko! 

Now, let's just go talk about food. Korean food. Come to think of it, I haven't even been to an authentic Korean restaurant (as in authentic!). I have tried bulgogi and kimchi. And  I do know, based from the cooking shows and Korean dramas I've watched - guilty again :), the cuisine is superb when it comes to taste and presentation. Remember Jang Geum of Jewel in the Palace korean drama? It was fascinating how they prepare their cuisine traditionally. 

The closest and perhaps the easiest Korean dish I could think of that I could whip up for our dinner tonight is the Spicy Pork ribs. It so happen also that I found a pack of instant Dweaji Kalbi seasoning mix in the grocery earlier. Now isn't that convenient? Dweaji kalbi (or galbi) means pork ribs.
So come, let's dish up a yummy sweet and spicy pork ribs.

Korean Style: Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs  (Dweaji Galbi)

Sweet and Spicy Pork Ribs


  • 1 kilo of pork spare ribs (I had it cut in into 2 to 3 inches)

For the marinade:

  • 1 pack of Dwaeji Galbi seasoning mix
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
For basting:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • dash of black ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

How to prepare:

Marinate the pork ribs with Dweaji Kalbi seasoning mix and  sesame oil.

  1. Marinate the pork with the Dweaji Kalbi seasoning mix and 1 tbsp sesame oil for about 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for basting mix in a bowl.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  5. Arrange the meat on the baking sheet. Don't throw away the marinade, mix it with the basting sauce.Set aside.
  6. Tightly cover the meat with foil.
  7. Bake for 1 hour. Remove the foil cover. By this time, meat is tender.

There's two way for you finish this off, choose which is more convenient for you, after step #7
  • OPTION 1: Set the oven to grill. Pre-heat grill. Grill the ribs for 10-15 minutes. Baste the ribs with the  sauce while grilling. While doing this, you'll notice that the sauce becomes thicker and sticking nicely to the meat.
  • OPTION 2: Cook it over charcoal grill. Continuously baste the meat while grilling. Cook it until nicely charred.

Note: I originally planned to cook it charcoal grilled, but then I don't have a stock of charcoal.           So I cooked it in the oven. OPTION 1.

Serve it with rice and stir-fry vegetables. Enjoy!
Mashikeh - mogoseyo! Now I'm learning korean language as well- i picked it up from the Korea nobelas, guilty again!          

Korean Style: Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs (Dweai Galbi)

This post is linked to :  eRecipecards ,  Food Trip FridayFood Friday


Rackell said...

Wow! I will try your recipe one of these days.. Thank you for sharing! :)


maiylah said...

those look delicious! would love to try this!
am afraid am not into those Korean tvnobelas much since our tv is almost always stuck to one or two channels - either cartoon network or the food channel. lol. I watched Jewel in the Palace a while back, though...and yes, Psy is familiar. :D

Thanks so much for sharing and linking over at Food Friday, sis
happy weekend!

Unknown said...

this looks absolutely yummy! my experience with Korean dishes is limited after a bad experience.:p but i'm always willing to try again.

by the way, i just saw the DOH undersecretary dancing Gangnam style on TV!*lol*

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Thanks Maiylah and Luna Miranda!

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

oh.my.gosh!this is oh-so-yummy!

Jaida Colarina said...

This is nice. Will love to try it at home.

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