I do love my kalbi, out of all Korean foods it’s still my favourite. The problem is I just don’t eat it enough. I use it in the winter to make stews, but in the summer other than eating it Korean style I’m always at a bit of a loss. So making kalbi tacos which are all the rage stateside seemed ideal. This is one of the best dinners we have had in a long time and a perfect no hassle meal if you are having friends over.



1 roll of kalbi per person

2 small tortillas per person

1/2 an avocado sliced

Lettuce leaves for serving


A small wedge of red cabbage

1/2 a cucumber

1 green pepper

1 stick of celery

5 green onions

1 large handful of cilantro (고수)



3 tablespoons of sesame seed oil

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

1 tablespoon of hot sauce or gochu paste



1. To make the salad, grate the cucumber then slice the pepper, red cabbage and celery very finely and put in a bowl. Use a pair of scissors to cut the green onions and cilantro and add to the bowl and mix everything together.

2. To make the dressing, put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together, then pour over the salad.

3. Put a frying pan on medium heat, then add a piece of the kalbi. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes, then flip over and do the other side for another 2-3 minutes until it’s browned on both sides. Be sure to cut the rib pieces off and cook them separately as they will take much longer. When the meat is done, leave to cool while you cook your next piece. When it is cold enough to touch, cut it into strips. it’s much easier if you use a pair of scissors.

4. When everything is done, put it all out and let everyone assemble their own. A bottle of sriracha doesn’t go amiss either, it gives a nice kick for those who like it spicy.





2 comments on “Kalbi Tacos”

  1. Ok, so I just looked at your Instagram pics and I have to call you out. A Fat Girl?? Are you effing kidding me? You are not fat AT.ALL. I would KILL for your body, and for your ability to apparently eat as much as you do, and stay so slim. Seriously, you call yourself fat!?!?!? I am gobsmacked.

    • Lindsay I have been obese for all my life. For the past 29 years I have ranged between a size 14-24. For the past 8 months I started eating raw til 4 and exercising for 10-20 minutes every day in perpetration for my wedding. I never dreamed in a million years that at the age of 30 I would reach a weight which is deemed normal for my height. A long time ago I accepted the fact that I would never be slim and decided to embrace it which is why I started my blog. I still eat a lovely dinner at night and have far too much pizza at the weekend, but it’s less than before. I thought long and hard about whether or not to share my weight loss with my readers but in the end I decided that it didn’t really have a whole lot to do with the recipes and reviews I share. Sorry if you feel duped as it’s really not the case, I’ll be a fat girl until the day I die whatever size I may be.

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