Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Just in time for the 4th

Korea is famous for their barbecue, so much so, you can literally find three or four restaurants specializing in BBQ on a single block.  Where American barbecues are famous for having burgers, hot dogs and chicken, some corn on the cob and watermelon, Korean barbecue is a little bit different.  Below you can see a typical setting.  Notice the lack of carbs on the table.  No bread or rolls, and rice isn't usually served either (but of course you can order it).

Grill is built into the middle of the table with lots of side dishes used to eat with your meat.  Garlic, sauces, onions, a special kind of salt and most importantly, different lettuces/greens to wrap your meat in.
The greens are what the Koreans wrap their meat in and then devour using their hands.

How it's done. . .

Some favorites?  Other than 불고기 (bulgogi) (marinated grilled beef), 삼겹살 (samgyeopsal) (or three layered pork, kind of like Korean bacon)  and 갈비 (galbi) (ribs can be marinated or not) seem to be some of the more famous ones.

The big three:  bulgogi, samgyeopsal and galbi--맛있는!
*If you're craving more info on Korean meats, this website seems to be a fairly thorough guide. ;) Enjoy.

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