Originally Posted by gdl203
That sounds right. I could never eat 2 portions of kalbi where I go - unless that's all I eat and I'm not eating any rice, kimchi, jap chae and other good stuff.
kalbi I get is always boneless and there's definitely more than the meat from 2 ribs in each portion. I don't know how many ribs you get when ordering la kalbi
Korean restaurants are the ultimate hustle in America - we get maybe a half pound of uncooked weight for $15 here for really crappy meat, maybe $50 a serve if you want marbled, domestic cattle (not hand massaged and beer fed, like the Japanese do, but along a similar premise, Asian free-range cattle)... that is at like a 2X markup.
That English shortrib cut that US Korean places for LA is dirt cheap, I used to buy a lot of it in college at the supermarket because it was, well, better than top round, which was the only other beef I could afford to buy on a regular basis.
They really can't charge $15 a strip, can they? That is phenomenal... must get into the Korean restaurant hustle... that and $10 bibimbaps and I'll be rich...