Pork belly, or samgyeopsal, is a fixture in South Korea’s dining scene. How did it become so popular? For a deep dive into the origins of pork belly and Korean barbecue, read: “Grilled Pork Belly: A South Korean Love Story.” For more videos, subscribe
Near Exit 6 of Jongno 3-ga station in Seoul is an area famous for its barbeque joints. As an alley gives way to a three-way intersection, easily two dozen eateries overflow with patrons flipping samgyeopsal slices and pouring soju shots. “I’ve been sourcing pork belly from the same farmers
“Before you learn to cook you need to learn how to taste,” British chef Gordon Ramsay told late night host Jimmy Kimmel before using a blind taste test to evaluate Kimmel’s ability to figure out what he was eating without seeing it. While he is best known for his
“If a nuclear bomb falls on Seoul, where do you cook pork belly?” How are South Koreans talking about North Korea’s nuclear threats? This is another question we get asked very often. Here’s a rather ingenious take from a South Korean start-up, Geekble.
With just one day left until South Korea’s presidential election, many are busy speculating who will lead the country. Meanwhile, some are trying to tackle this incredibly challenging question about the future of the country: What will people eat while watching the post-election coverage? Spoiler alert: Fried chicken