장수원 갈비 (Bangbae Cafe Alley, Seocho) = Delicious Marinated Beef Ribs + Pyongyang Naenmyeon
장수원 갈비 is the sister restaurant to 장수원 specializing in marinated kalbi (beef short ribs) and Pyongyang naengmyeon. 장수원 is a dining institution in Korea, serving up bulgogi, kalbi and Pyongyang naengmyeong since 1968. They started off in Myeongdong and also have location in Bangbae’s Cafe Alley.
NOTE: This is the same family that owns the 영양센터 (the rotisserie chicken) restaurant empire. If you haven’t tried 영양센터 then you haven’t lived in Korea long enough. Before you had the plethora of chimaek restaurants, you had 영양센터 which started selling chicken and samgyetang since 1960. It’s …LEG….[WAIT FOR IT]….DARY. I remember eating it back in the 80’s. On the chopsticks holder container, you will see all of their locations in Korea.
Bangbae Cafe Alley Branch
B1 Floor – 장수원 갈비: Kalbi (marinated short ribs)i, Pyongyang Naengmyeon and Hangover Soup (장수국밥)
1st Floor – 장수원: Bulgogi, boiled beef (수육), pyeonyuk (편육) – thinly sliced meat that has been boiled and pressed and sliced, Pyongyang naengmyeon (평양냉면)
장수원 갈비 (Bangbae) has been operating since early 2018. They spent some money jazzing up the interior. Everything looks pretty new. They cook the kalbi in the kitchen and serve it up on a cute cast iron plate. All the better. Can’t be hassled with cooking myself and dealing with the smoke from grill.
The chef cuts up the ribs in a certain way so that all the marinade is covering as much surface area in the ribs. He also cuts up the meat near the bone so that you can easily pull off and chew the chewy gristle. I love that part of the kalbi.
You can come here and enjoy a quick meal by yourself. Or come with a big group. The kalbi is SO delicious. Definitely recommend.
서울 서초구 방배동중앙로 153 지하1층 (B1)
Phone: 02) 532-2225