Korean Shortribs ( Galbee )

A favorite of many shoppers is our Beef Thin-cut Shortribs.  Many know this cut as “Maui Shortribs”.  Grilled Korean style is a very popular way to cook this cut.  So here is a recipe that comes from a Korean shopper.

  • 3 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 teaspoon of rice vinegar
  • 5 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves (super finely minced)
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger (super finely minced and fresh)
  • 1 bunch of green onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • a dash of pepper
Add one pound of thin-cut beef shortribs and marinate overnight in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.  Reserve half the green onion as a sprinkle over the cooked ribs.
Take out two hours before cooking and allow the meat to come to room temperature.  If the shortribs are cut very thin( ½ to 1 cm thick ), grill over high heat for one minute on each side; if they are 1 to 2 cm thick, then place them over medium heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes each side, turning each minute.  Choose thicker cuts of over 1 cm, the slower and longer cooking times develops a richer flavour and retains more moisture.
Sprinkle with finely chopped green onions and rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Choosing a Walker or Rollator

Walkers are three sided frames that aid balance when walking.  Rollators are wheeled walkers.  There are several types, each suitable to individual needs and demands.

The most primary walker is a lightweight frame that easily folds away.  This walker is easy to maneuver and lift over low obstacles.  It has four legs and provides the most stability for those who has good upper body strength and a strong grip.  Fine for indoor use and limited outdoor distances.

A variant of the basic walker is one with small wheels attached to the front two legs.  This adaptation allows a glide/push action without having to lift the whole walker, just the back legs.  This allows patients with weaker upper body strength or constraints in arm movement to use.  Although easier to move on smooth and relatively flat surfaces, low obstacles are harder to overcome as this model is heavier.

Other variations of the basic walker includes those that have a fold down seat or specialized grips to better spread the weight from the palms.  Each enhances utility at the price of mobility.

Rollators are wheeled walkers.  They come with three or four wheels.  Three wheel versions are lighter, but less stable.  Four wheel variants are more stable, but heavier.  They are ideal for use over longer distances, requiring little effort to move forward while offering good stability.  A toe lift tilts the rollator over low obstacles.  Usually, these come with seats that allow rest stops between destinations.  Unfortunately, the seat also interfere with the gait of the user.

Another issue to consider with rollators is the braking system used.  They are usually spring grips that connect to the wheels by cables.  The loops tend to catch on objects in close confines.  One model over come this by cleverly incorporating the cables inside the frame of the rollator – these costs more.

Consideration should be given to where the walker/rollator is to be used.  If there is more than one level involve, and a powered lift is not available, having one for each level would be ideal.  Ideally, one would have a walker for indoor use and another for outdoor use.

Please consult our pharmacist for what will work best for you.  Super Grocer & Pharmacy staff can measure and fit you the right size of walker or rollator.