21/06/2016 #1Brian McKenzie
Samgyeopsal is bacon dialed up to eleventeen. It is pronounced 'Sam come get ya sum' but really fast
It is pork belly that is more meat than fat and the slices are nearly 1/4 inch thick. It is a common item to nearly every Korean restaurant that I have been in ( it is funny, but I can no longer spell that word at all, too many years of looking at PECTOPAH !) oddly, there are not many knives in Korea, or maybe they have learned not to trust Americans with them. So the meat is cut into bite sized strips with a pair of thick sheared scissors. The flavor is pure heaven, it is grilled right at your table and is wrapped in cabbage, romaine or iceberg leafs and folded like a little taco, but indeed this little piggy has lost his way! Served with grilled onions, garlic, peppers and mushrooms. It is best enjoyed with friends and soju - once you have had it, you will never look at American bacon the same.
PS. After getting this at the store to make at home, I have discovered it is no good fried like our bacon, it must be grilled on hot BBQ or seared on hot griddle.