Wednesday, February 27, 2008

How to eat Samgyupsal

삼겹살 [Sam-Gyup-Sal]
You read it right. This post is not about how to cook samgyupsal, but rather it's about how to 'eat' it right. samgyupsal is a very popular Korean pork belly meat (similar to bacon), literally translated as three layered meat. Like Korean BBQ, it is grilled on table top and served instantly. Knowing how to eat Samgyupsal will take you to another level of Korean dining experience.

For 2 servings:

pork belly (20 pieces)
mushroom (1/3 cup, sliced)
garlic (1/3 cup, sliced)
onion (1/3 cup, sliced)
Ssamjang (2 tbl)
red or green lettuce (1/2 head)

Grill samgyupsal, garlic, onion and other prepared vegetables on a griddle or a frying pan, if you don't have a Korean grill pan.

Place some rice on a leaf of lettuce.

Place a well-done piece of samgyupsal on top.

Add grilled mushroom and garlic.If you like, raw garlic is good, too.

How about some Ssamjang, too.

Wrap it carefully. Open your mouth as wide as possible. You know what to do next.

Note: I had to turn off the smoke alarm twice while having these Samgyupsal at home. If you live in an apartment like I do, I advise you to leave the alarm off for couple hours and have all your windows and doors wide open while cooking.


Unknown said...

This is such a great posting. My husband and I also enjoy Samgyeopsal very much. Please check out our video: Everybody was going crazy for Samgyeopsal on that day.

Migi said...

Hi there - Thanks for sharing your video. That's so awesome! Unfortunately for me, my husband doesn't eat pork. So I usually go through this by myself. It still tastes so good though... :D

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So delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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Anonymous said...

This is a great post, but where are the gochu peppers?

Migi said...

oh i missed gochu peppers!

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Thank you for sharing this this must be useful. I remembered the first time i eat Samgyupsal, oh, imagine the bloopers! i didn't know what to do! It was really funny. said...

Thank you for posting this, Migi. My husband, Kevin Kern (케빈컨) and I were in Korea for 2 weeks in May 2011. We have been to Korea many times but had only been to Seoul. On this trip, we traveled to Busan, Jeju, Changwon, Incheon, Gwangju, Daegu, and Daejeon. We tried many different types of food and enjoyed them all. I loved ssamjang and ggaennip (white sesame leaves) we would enjoy with barbeque. Delicious! I look forward to reading more of your blog and learniing more about cooking delicious Korean food! :)

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Thanks a lot for this post. This is very helpful. I will surely try this at home...

Migi said...

You are very welcome, everybody! @Pam, thanks for sharing your trip to Korea! We had a similar road trip in Korea couple years ago. You may want to check out my post about the trip -

Isha. said...

annyeoung haseyo migi..

i love the recipe on sangyupsal..but i cant`t take it pork meat in my beef..should be okay???

Migi said...

@Butterfky, thanks! @Isha, why not? :)

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