After craving some home-made Korean food for the past few weeks, my dream finally came true a few nights ago when I came home for the weekend from college. My mom surprised me with my favorite meal, grilled pork belly, or in Korean, samgyeopsal. This is commonly served as an evening meal and consists of thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat, which is quite similar to uncured bacon. Now to some of you this may seem unappetizing at first, but believe me, it is very tasty. For such a simply prepared dish, it truly is jam packed with bold flavors. This meal can be easily prepared from just about anywhere and it needs little to no preparation. You can honestly go to your local supermarket, buy a pack of fresh pork belly, and throw it on the hibachi grill without even having to worry about seasoning or marinading it. Below you will find some photos of all the elements that helped make my Korean style pork belly meal so delicious. Enjoy!
|Here's the pork belly in it's rawest state.|
|The pork belly on the hibachi grill|
|The finished product...yum|
However, this pork belly is missing one important element in order for it to be complete...the sauce.
|Korean bean paste, known as Dang Gang|
|This sauce consists of a sesame seed oil, salt, and black pepper.|
Now that you have the sauces, here's a few other things you can include in your meal.