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This Halal Cheesy Tteokgalbi Recipe Will Make You Feel Like You’re Back In Seoul 


Shasha Dania •  Nov 13, 2020


If you’re a fan of whipping up something new in the kitchen, or interested in experimenting and taking your culinary skills to the next level, you’ve definitely got to check out The Meatery. ? This 100% Muslim-owned Singaporean halal butchery is the go-to source for halal-certified gourmet cuts so you can deliver restaurant-quality dishes right at home! P.S. Get 10% off your first purchase through their e-store with the discount code “HaveMeatWillTravel”!
Credit: @goldantones on Instagram Their meats are from ethical farms around the world and are GMO-free, growth hormone-free, and antibiotic-free plus chilled (not frozen) for the freshest flavours. Even their processed items such as patties, meatballs, and sausages are made in-house without any additives, fillers, or preservatives! Their philosophy is that if they wouldn’t feed it to their own family, they won’t deliver it to you - so rest assured you’re only getting the best halal gourmet cuts around. ?
Credit: @goldantones on Instagram The Meatery stocks everything from popular cuts such as sirloin and rib-eye, to other flavourful options like Feather Blade, Picanha, and Skirt Steak. They even have dry-aged beef, cuts you won’t find in an average supermarket, and pre-made sauces and rubs to make dinnertime so much easier! To help you create the perfect dish, they also have customisation services including portioning, marination, and sous-vide. ? Perfect for everyone from a novice looking to experiment, or a confident home cook ready to grill up their next steakhouse surprise! To get your culinary imagination going, here’s a mouth-watering recipe created by The Simple Trattoria featuring The Meatery’s bone-in short ribs. ? What better way to relive your travel memories than by cooking up a delicious dish that’ll remind you of dining in Seoul - with an Indonesian twist to make it truly unique!
Recipe for Kalbi Bakar Leleh 
A marriage of flavours from Jakarta and Seoul. This recipe takes inspiration from the traditional Indonesian “Iga Bakar” and Korean “Tteok Galbi” and holds it all together with cheese. Best served with short-grain rice, and Korean “banchan” (side dishes). (By @thesimpletrattoria on Instagram)
Credit: @goldantones on InstagramIngredients
  • 1 kilo of bone-in short ribs (Ask your butcher to cut the short ribs into 4 sections when you’re getting your meat. Luckily, The Meatery allows you to customize your cuts to your preference! ? Think of it like having a personal sous chef help you out in the kitchen)
  • Note: 1 kilo of short ribs should contain approximately 2 bones
  • Oil
  • ⅓ stick of butter for frying
Set A (Blend to a paste or pound)
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 4 shallots
  • 4 Birds Eye chillies (adjust to your spice tolerance)
  • Half a yellow onion
  • 2cm of ginger
Set B (Sauce mix)
  • 2tbsp kecap manis (Thick sweet sauce)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (salty)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp halal Mirin or honey (You can get halal-certified Kikkoman-brand Mirin, Bulgogi Sauce, Gochujang Sauce and more directly from The Meatery along with your meat order! ?)
  • #HHWT Tip: If you’re not a fan of heavy cooking or want the convenience of a ready-made paste, you can also marinate the ribs in Beerenberg Sticky Rib Sauce and Kikkoman Gochujang - both available at The Meatery! Then just sous vide the meat at 73 celsius for 12 hours and you’ll have tender, juicy ribs that melt in your mouth.
Optional (Aromatics)
  • 1 stick lemongrass
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • Spring onions
  • Toasted black sesame seeds
  • Shilgochu (Korean chilli strands) or chilli flakes
  • Mozzarella cheese (Tip: For extra stretchy cheese, buy block cheese and freshly grate it onto your dish)

1. Soak ribs in cold water for 20 minutes. Set aside and prep the rest of your ingredients while they’re soaking. 2. Preheat your oven to 135 degrees - you’ll be using it to bake the ribs later on. 3. Prepare the ingredients in Set A. Peel the shallots, ginger, onion, and garlic. Cut into smaller pieces if necessary. 4. Blend or pound the Set A ingredients into a paste. If you have a mortar and pestle this will be a great home workout for your arms ?? 5. In a large wok, heat oil until it starts to bubble. 6. Fry the Set A paste for 2-4 minutes or until fragrant (The oil might splatter onto your hob - but it’s a sign that things are going well!) 7. Lower the heat to low, and add the butter into the wok. 8. Add the Set B sauce mix into the wok. 9. Time to add in the meat! Drain the water it was soaking in, and chuck the ribs into the wok 10. Increase the heat to medium. 11. Stir-fry the ribs until they’re coated in the sauce mix. Don’t worry if they’re not getting super tender yet - that’s what the oven is for! 12. Once the ribs have a slight sear, set them onto a shallow pan, and cover with aluminum foil. 13. Bake the ribs in the oven for 3 hours (remember to check that the oven has been preheated!) 14. While the ribs are cooking, it’s time to prepare the garnish. Grate your mozzarella cheese, slice your spring onions, or toast your sesame seeds if you want a richer aroma.

Credit: @goldantones on Instagram

15. After the 3 hours have passed, take out the pan and separate the bones from the meat (It should fall right off the bone ?) 16. Slice or mince the meat thinly, keeping the ribs on the pan. 17. Rearrange the pan so that the bones are at the side and the meat in the centre. 18. Sprinkle your cheese over the ribs, and bake for another 20 minutes or until the cheese is done just the way you like it! 19. Garnish with sesame, shilgochu (or chilli flakes), shredded seaweed, and black sesame 20. Serve with bowls of short-grain rice, kimchi, and other Korean side dishes! It’s time to dig in! The Simple Trattoria served the ribs with classic Korean side dishes including Mu Namul (Potato salad), Kongamul Muchim (Sauteed Beansprouts), Baechu Kimchi (Fermented Napa Cabbage), Doljaban Muchim (Seasoned seaweed), and Oi Muchim (Seasoned Cucumber) for a variety of textures and flavours to really complete the meal. ?

Credit: @goldantones on Instagram And voila! The perfect meal for a Korea-themed dinner - ready for your guests to dig in. ? We hope this gets you excited to try your hand at handling gourmet meats. It doesn’t even have to be a new recipe - even familiar dishes like beef rendang or ayam masak merah can be taken to the next level with The Meatery’s choice cuts, Singapore-made spice rubs, and more! Don’t worry if you’re not sure what meat is best for you either. The Meatery’s friendly staff will be more than happy to answer your questions and provide recommendations. Time to get adventurous and take your culinary ventures to the next level! ?Don’t forget to get 10% off your first purchase through their e-store with the discount code “HaveMeatWillTravel”. The MeateryHalal status: 100% Muslim-owned butchery Purchase via:Online e-store or walk-in at their outlet Opening hours: Tues-Fri; 9.30AM-7PM, Sat; 9.30AM-6PM, Sun; 9.30AM-4PM (Closed Mondays) Address: 41 Sunset Way, Clementi Arcade #01-08, Singapore 597071 Contact: 68153561 Website | Facebook | InstagramThis article is brought to you by The Meatery.