A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a fairly new Korean cart on the SW corner of 52nd St & 6th Ave called Gobuki. The bulgogi over rice platter was quite enjoyable, and I decided to go back for a sandwich, something you don’t see too often from Korean food vendors.
Today’s Lunch is a Galbi Sandwich ($7) from Gobuki. You can see their full menu here.
When I ordered lunch, the chef put a mixture of julienned onions, carrots and radicchio on the grill to cook a little more, then put it on a full-sized hero on top of a lettuce leaf. The galbi (short rib) was then put on top of the veggies, and a chili mayo sauce was put on the meat. The woman asked if I wanted it spicy, and when I said yes, she squirted on a nice amount of hot sauce.
I picked up the sandwich, and the bread was really soft. A bit of watery liquid dripped out of the sandwich, but I was at my desk, so luckily it went into the container, not onto my pants.
The galbi was delicious, with a deeper, more grilled flavor than the bulgogi I had last time. It’s $1 more than the bulgogi, but it’s also a much better cut of beef, and well worth the extra dollar.
The chili mayo wasn’t particularly spicy, but it added some creaminess to the sandwich. The hot sauce definitely added a nice kick. It wasn’t even close to brutal, but did add a little something extra to the galbi, which had no problem standing up to the two sauces.
Today’s Lunch of a galbi sandwich from Gobuki was excellent. This was a full-sized hero, and it was filled with plenty of galbi. If it wasn’t for the watery liquid dripping out on my first bite, this would have been a perfect sandwich.
You get a lot of short ribs on the sandwich for $7 – and there was not one fatty part in the whole sandwich. This was definitely one of the more enjoyable lunches I’ve had recently.