26 (Sun) February 2012
Yang + Daechang
-Nonhyeon, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with W and DJ, the In-Laws, Brother-in-Law’s family
On W’s birthday, we went to her favorite restaurant.
Yang (양) is beef tripe. Specifically, it’s the rumen, the first stomach, also referred to as “blanket/flat/smooth” tripe. In Korea, yang is usually scrubbed clean and marinated in a soy-based dressing and grilled over coals. Raw, it has the look and feel of raw chicken breast; cooked, it turns firm and chewy, maybe a bit rubbery, somewhat like cooked squid. Although yang that hasn’t been properly processed or stored can give off a stinky odor, yang done right shouldn’t really taste much like anything beyond the marinade – it’s more about the texture.
Happy birthday, W!
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