It’s one of the most popular dishes at Korean restaurants and though it’s been around for a long time, the “Korean Bacon” has had a recent resurgence. It’s called Samgyeopsal (sam-gyup-sal) and oh boy it’s really good. The literal translation is the not so appealing “3 layered flesh”. Surprisingly, I did not come to eat my first samgyeopsal until last year when I took a trip to Seoul, but boy was it cheap and it was so darn good. And since that trip across the Pacific, my cholesterol has probably increased by several points.
One of our favorite Korean home cooks is Maangchi and it appears that she just released her version of samgyeopsal. If you like pork and love Korean food, this is definitely a dish worth trying out. Enjoy!
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