Hansik (Korean Food) Series -Samgyeopsal

In my blog post on Bulgogi, it is mentioned that for bulgogi, meat is marinated before it is grilled and the type of meat which can be used can vary, e.g., beef, pork or chicken. In South Korea, there is another kind of grilled meat dish which is cooked in a different way and uses pork belly meat only – this is “samgyeopsal” (삼겹살 – grilled pork belly meat) which is liked by both Koreans and foreigners.  In the Korean drama, you can often see people eating samgyeopsal during dinner gatherings with friends and colleagues.  Let’s talk about samgyeopsal in this blog post. Continue reading

Hansik (Korean Food) Series – Interesting things about Korean food and eating

In South Korea, one of my favourite things is the Korean food – there are a number of Korean foods I really like and for some there are also interesting stories behind them. Further, there are also some interesting things about “eating” in Korean culture. So, I would like to start a series of blog posts on “Hansik” (한식 – Korean food) to talk about interesting things about Korean food and eating in South Korea.  This is the first post in the series – I will talk about some general interesting things about hansik and eating first.  Continue reading