5 (Mon) September 2011
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
A ready-made item from E-Mart, it’s a minced pork patty smothered in some kind of brown sauce, a bit reminiscent of the Salisbury steaks that I used to like in elementary school. The name literally means “charcoal (sut) flame (bul) aroma (hyang),” a description that isn’t so much innocent food marketing puffery as it is an outright lie. Regardless, they’re pretty good, especially as a side dish with rice and kimchi and other goodies in a Korean spread, though not quite enough to cut it alone as a main entree. DJ loves them. Normally 10,000 won for a package of five, but they’re offered as a 2-for-1 deal after 10PM.
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