17 (Thu) June 2010
Golbaengi with Sari (WHAT)
at BHC (WHERE)
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
Golbaengi (골뱅이) is a Korean dish. Consists of the sea snails, which come shelled, cooked, and canned in a sweetish briny solution, mixed with onions/scallions/garlic, sometimes cucumbers/carrots, seasoned with chili paste/chili powder/sesame oil/sugar. Often served with boiled noodles on the side – “sari” refers to any additional noodles on the side – which help to mop up the spicy sauce. Technically, “golobangi” refers to the snails themselves, usually translated as “bai-top shells” in English. But the snails are always prepared in this manner, so the term is synonymous with the dish.