Galbi, Korean Barbeque Ribs
Perhaps the biggest attraction from Korean restaurants is the barbeque. When you think about Korean barbeque, you are usually thinking "Galbi."
Galbi (or kalbi) generally refers to a variety of "gui", or grilled dishes, in Korean cuisine that is made with marinated meat. In the Korean language, galbi literally means "rib" and can often indicate uncooked ribs. In addition, the dish's full name is galbi gui, although "gui" (grilling) is commonly omitted to refer to it.
Galbi is often served in restaurants and the meat is cooked right at customers' tables on grills set in the tables (cooked usually by the customers themselves).
Galbi is usually served with lettuce and a spicy dipping sauce called ssamjang. A spoonful of rice, a piece of galbi, and a dollop of ssamjang wrapped up in lettuce is a taste of some of the best flavors in Korean cooking. Galbi is popular as both Korean picnic food and restaurant food.