Cycle 4 – Item 81
27 (Wed) March 2013
Pulled Pork with Salsa in Lettuce Cups
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Despite the minor controversy concerning national attribution that erupted the last time that I made something similar to this (see 2.083 Grilled Pork & Onions with Salsa in Lettuce Cups) – by “controversy,” I mean that Number One Fan LJY got all nitpicky about it – I’m exercising my rights as the creator of the dish, as the writer of the blog, as the know-it-all of the food to categorize it as “Mexican.” Here, the meat was leftover pulled pork from the weekend, which I’d initially fashioned into something “American.” I topped it with salsa. BBQ sauce = American. Salsa = Mexican. The logic is unassailable.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)