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Chicago Kalbi: A User’s Guide
Keywords: Grill-Your-Own Korean BBQ | Japanese-Korean Fusion Cuisine | Flavorful Korean Stews | Lean Prime Cuts of Beef
- Appetizer: Yakimandu twice-cooked beef and veggie dumplings
- Entree: Kimchi-Chige pork and kimchi stew
- For the Grill: Marinated kalbi short ribs
When to Go: the restaurant isn’t open for lunch, so stop by any time from 5 p.m. to midnight for your fix of Japanese and Korean cuisine. It’s also closed on Tuesdays.
Don’t Miss the Storefront: It may be easy to overlook amid the busy shops and traffic of Lawrence Avenue. Keep your eyes peeled for the circular blue and orange sign with Japanese writing near the intersection of Lawrence and Hamlin.
Inside Tip: If you order the barbecue, be prepared to cook your own lean cuts of meat over a tableside grill. But be careful—since Chicago Kalbi uses real wood charcoal, your dinner will cook rather quickly.
Banchan: small side dishes served with Korean cuisine, traditionally composed of a variety of kimchi, marinated vegetables, and meat dishes.
Kimchi: a spicy-and-sour mix of fermented veggies such as cabbage, radish, and cucumber that’s popular in Korea
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed espresso with French pastries at Cafe Chien (4749 N. Spaulding Ave.)
After: Shoot pool, drink cheap beer, play darts, and enjoy good conversation with locals at Gambler’s (4908 N. Pulaski Rd.)
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