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Manna BBQ

Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 11, 2010

Manna BBQIf you head to Koreatown (affectionately known to LA locals as “K-town”) you can find any number of tasty, authentic Korean barbeque restaurants. But, if you are on the Westside of town craving kimchi, fish cakes, marinated meats, and a table with a big round grill carved into the center of it for you to cook the meats yourself, then you were out of luck. With the remodel of Culver City’s old Fox Hills Mall into the new Westfield Fox Hills has come a slew of new food establishments, including Manna BBQ. From the numerous grill tables, to the call buttons to summon your waitperson, to the traditional menu selections, Manna is as authentic as they come. Yeah, that’s right … real sit-down, full serivce Korean BBQ in a mall!

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Korean Pork Chops (Daeji Galbi)

Posted by Caveman Cooking on January 29, 2010

Korean Pork Chops (Daeji Galbi)4

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My penance continues … the second of three tasty recipes in 24 hours! This is the perfect companion to the Hoisin Galbi Marinade.


4 Pounds Thin-Cut Pork Chops
1 Serving of Hoisin Galbi Marinade
1 Green Onion, chopped
2 Serrano or Thai Peppers, minced


Place pork chops into large zip-lock bag. Pour marinade over chops, seal bag, and make sure chops are evenly covered with sauce. Place bag on plate and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours. Be sure to flip bag over about halfway through marinating time.
Marinating Meat

When ready to start cooking, remove chops from refrigerator and let stand 10 minutes. Chop onion and mince peppers, set aside.
Onions and Peppers

These can be pan fried, stove top grilled, or barbecued. Of course, being a Caveman and all, I opted for the latter. Cook on a medium-high heat, taking care not to over-cook (4-5 minutes per side). If done right, the pork chops will be tender and flavorful. But, if over done they get tough and loose much of their delectability.
HINT: If barbecuing, do not cover while cooking. They will cook too fast and dry out.
Korean Pork Chops Grilling

When done, remove from heat. Garnish with chopped green onion and minced peppers. Served here with Sauteed Asian Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
NOTE: I would normally serve this with steamed rice. But, the Cavekids really wanted the mashed ‘taters … which worked incredibly well with this dish.
Korean Pork Chops (Daeji Galbi)4

Prep Time = 5 minutes
Marinade Time = 4 to 24 hours
Cook Time = 10 minutes
Serves 6-8

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