Korean BBQ - Samgyeopsal

Korean BBQ - Samgyeopsal

Koreans enjoy grilling pork belly whether at a restaurant or at home. It is definitely one of South Korea's iconic dishes, 'Samgyeopsal' (삼겹살). Samgyeopsal is a dish that everyone in Korea can easily enjoy, making it a must-try for foreigners and tourists. Now it is known to many people around the world, and many foreigners are already familiar with this food. Especially with Soju (소주), which goes well with pork belly.

The Appeal of Samgyeopsal

Samgyeopsal is made from thinly sliced pork belly, and its unique charm lies in the process of grilling it yourself and the rich flavor it offers. Once you've tasted it, you won't forget the exquisite flavor that will captivate your palate.

The Joy of Barbecuing Yourself

Korean Samgyeopsal restaurants offer a self-grilling style where customers can enjoy grilling the meat themselves. Each table is equipped with a built-in grill, and you can enjoy the meat with fresh vegetables after it is cooked. This process enhances the dining experience, making it more appealing and enjoyable.

Variety of tastes and rich combinations

Samgyeopsal is served with a variety of toppings and can be enjoyed with different condiments and sauces that complement the meat. By combining flavors such as spicy garlic, gochujang (red chili paste), gochugaru (red chili flakes), lettuce wraps, ssamjang (spicy dipping sauce), and kimchi, you can tailor samgyeopsal to your personal taste.

Pleasant atmosphere and sharing

Samgyeopsal restaurants are perfect places to enjoy with friends or family. Sitting around the grill, cooking and sharing the meal naturally encourages conversation and laughter, creating precious moments during your travels.

Easily accessible anywhere

Samgyeopsal restaurants are easy to find throughout Seoul and South Korea. The average price for a portion of pork belly is around 15,000 won, and even if you are visiting alone, remember to order at least two portions.

Pork belly is a fairly fatty food. If you feel burdened, I recommend ordering pork neck.


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