ISO: Thinly sliced beef (Butcher?) (DT)
On my quest to test out a recipe for bulgogi a friend sent me, I realized that I really don't have the facility to cut the beef as thinly as it calls for in the recipe. Apparently, it's supposed to be paper-thin, kind of like the type they use in hot pot. The recipe called for rib-eye, but I'm supposing most cuts would work.
So here's the question:
Where could I get some good quality thinly sliced meat (presliced), or perhaps a butcher that would slice the meat for me if I buy it (and maybe freeze it and bring it to him?)
I'm located near McGill, and really would incredibly prefer a location near here.
Thanks in advance.
None of the bulgogi I've eaten has been as thinly sliced as the *fondue chinoise* stuff. About 1/8 inch thick, I'd guess. Definitely not paper thin.
If you have a sharp chef's knife, you should be able to do it yourself at home; the semi-frozen meat slices quite easily. Much harder to slice thinly and evenly when the meat is unfrozen, so walking into a butcher probably won't get you what you want.
You might try L'épicerie coréenne et japonaise (6151 Sherbrooke West, 514 487-1672), which I believe has a meat counter. Or the store on the north side of Ste-Catherine a couple of blocks east of Atwater (the address may be 2109 Ste-Catherine West and the phone number 514 932-9777, but don't quote me on that).
Maybe moh will chime in.
Indeed they do have some at the épicerie coréenne et japonaise, it's great and sells for $8.99/kg (frozen). They also have pork belly sliced different thinknesses and other assorted meats, super cheap and super good.
I know it's far from where you are but maybe you can make a trip out of it...go across the street to Akhavan for some yummy Mid-East fare....
We don't have Bixi stands yet in NDG, but you can just take the DeMaisonneuve bike path, it souldn't take you very long...
I get mine at Atwater market fromthe french butcher on the second floor. Name escapes me right now.