1.278 Gopchang

1.278

10 (Sun) October 2010

Gopchang

3.0

at Hwangso Gopchang

-Sinchon, Seodaemun, Seoul, Korea-

with MtG, CBD

Gopchang is a Korean dish.  Intestines – usually pork, sometimes beef – marinated in a spicy chili sauce (for pork) or savory soy sauce (for beef), with onions, garlic, mushrooms, and other vegetables, typically cooked DIY table-side.  Rubbery tubes filled with gunk, chewy and fatty at the same time – an acquired taste/texture.  Classic anju with soju.

Not really my thing, though I won’t object to it once a year or so.

Here, the beef gopchang were cooked in an iron skillet with mushrooms, onions, chives, and some kind of special secret powder that the server made a big show of dashing over the mix at the table. As far as we could make out, it was black pepper, salt, and what tasted suspiciously like ramyeon soup seasoning.

(WHAT)(WHERE)

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