2 (Tue) February 2010
-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(?).