The pros: Tasty beef in a sesame soy marinade that is ready super quick on the grill or pan. Trader Joe’s Beef Bool Kogi meat was lean.
The cons: A mild heat would have added to this, but can also be done at the end. High in sodium.
The verdict: For $7.49 per pound this is similar to Trader Joe’s Korean Style Beef Short Ribs in terms of the flavor of the marinade. It’s a completely different cut of meat and you will not be dealing with the amount of waste that you’ll have after having short ribs. You’ll also be slightly ahead in terms of finances too as this is cheaper to buy. Out of the bag you get beef that are sliced thin the way chicken cutlets would be sliced thin. This means they are going to cook quick and make for a fast meal with minimal effort.
Here is the quick visual rundown before I give my final thoughts on this below:
The package in the refrigerated aisle:
The nutritional information:
After being cooked you get:
Or the side view:
Would I buy this again? Yes! I’d reach for this every time rather than Trader Joe’s Korean Style Beef Short Ribs because it’s less involved. It’s not as greasy and there is no waste. No bones to throw out. It’s all meat. There is no need to defrost. This is just grill and go. I didn’t find it needed 5 minutes per side either. These slices were thin enough that they cooked quickly. This beef would be delicious served with rice, noodles, zoodles, or salad. Trader Joe’s Korean Style Beef Short Ribs were good, but Trader Joe’s Beef Bool Kogi was better.
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