Oh, I am craving samgyeopsal (삼겹살) now. It seems to me, being in a group of people who like Korean food brings both good and bad effects. The good thing is the whole information about food that I have received, including those best deals. In other hand, it also becomes the bad effects; my entire day is always full of seducing food which makes me craving it. Oh. And the worst case is, I can’t have it all now. I write one of them instead. *I will write it one by one though* Please bear it. 😀 ❤
Now, let’s have a look at samgyeopsal, a complete serving which is full of fat and contentment. Back to my holidays in South Korea few months ago, samgyeopsal was the first dinner I had. I’d been waiting for so long to have it there, thanked to hundreds dramas that I’d watched for last few years.
I had it right on first night in Seoul and the second one in Jeonju. If it hadn’t for the price, I would have had it every night. Kekekekekeke.
Now, let’s see the first place where I had it, Goindol (고인돌), somewhere around Young Street, near Cheonggyecheon (청계천) , Seoul.
Lived up to its name, samgyeopsal, two portions of 3 layers fatty of porkbelly were served for my friend and I. The layers were tempting from the very first time it was placed in front of us, moreover the cutting was generous. Having samgyeopsal might need a little bit patience since we grilled it ourselves, unless we wanted it raw (but I don’t think anyone would). 😀
The grilling process didn’t take long time, but I was struggle a lot. 😀 😀 The smell of the burning fat was so seducing and it was strengthened by onion, garlic, kimchi, giant mushrooms, and whatever we grilled that night, the process which both made me irritated and amused. However I learned my lesson by it, “don’t come with an empty stomach before having samgyepsal.”
With force patience, in minutes later, samgyeopsal was ready. My friend showed his most favorite way of having it, which was “ssam” (쌈), when he wrapped samgyepsal, onion, garlic, and sauce (I forget the name again) with layer of perrilla leaf and lettuce. That was his ultimate, he said. However, there were various ways of having it, depending on one’s preference.
I tried to have it with each side dish that came along when we ordered samgyeopsal. That too, one thing I really loved when dining in entire South Korea, the various generous portions of side dishes, which could be had as much as we wanted. Oh, heaven! ❤
Samgyeopsal would be less completed without soju (소주), he said. So we ordered one since I didn’t want to start holiday with hangover and he had his own reason too. 😀
Let all the fans of this guy faint!!! 😀 😀
How could time flied really fast when we only had samgyeopsal and soju. As far as I remember, we ate more than we talked that night, therefore we then decided to take another stroll along the side of Cheonggyecheon, so our conversation wouldn’t be distracted by any other tempting food, like the whole satisfying and delicious serving of samgyeposal that we just had. ❤