1.028 Pan-Grilled Samgyeopsal


2 (Tue) February 2010

Pan-Grilled Samgyeopsal


by me

at home

-Oksu (Joongang Heights Apts), Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-

with the Family

Yes, Koreans in Korea do enjoy “Korean BBQ” at home, but it’s usually a simple affair.   The meat is likely to be plain samgyeopsal (pork bellies) in a frying pan over a portable burner or preferably on a grill plate built with a gutter to drain the fat.  Unlike the king’s spread of sides offered in restaurants, the home setup is usually more humble: a plate of kimchi, sesame oil and salt for dipping, maybe some greens for wrapping (e.g., lettuce, perilla leafs), and a broth dish, (e.g., doenjang jjigae (된장찌개) (made from a bean paste similar to Japanese miso) (as here)).  Quick, easy, cheap, tasty, healthy(?).

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