Eating samgyeopsal like a pro

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Eating samgyeopsal like a pro

Samgyeopsal is one of those pork belly dishes that you will almost always see in any Korean BBQ feast. What can we say – Koreans love their pork so much! The cuts for this meat are much thicker and are often served uncooked and unmarinated. This means that you will be doing all of the grilling and portioning of the cuts into smaller pieces so that they will be cooked evenly and thoroughly. That said, be prepared for all the smoke that will follow because it’s all part of the Korean BBQ fun!

Another delightful thing when ordering samgyeopsal is the variety of colorful side dishes and dipping sauces that will come with it. Kimchi, peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onions, ginger, lettuce, ssamjang, gireumjang – you name it. You’ll really be in for some gastronomic treat!

Once you’ve done your part in the cutting, flipping and grilling of the meat, then it’s time to eat the product of your labor. Don’t go fast in grabbing those chopsticks now because we will brief you on how to best eat samgyeopsal. Here are some basic steps on how you can eat samgyeopsal like a Korean:

  1. Take a piece of your lettuce or of the vegetable leaf that you prefer.
  2. Get a portion of your grilled meat, dip it in your preferred dipping sauce (i.e., gireumjang), and then put it on your leaf.
  3. Add the sides that were served to you depending on your preference. Ssamjang, kimchi, grilled vegetables, rice, mushrooms… the floor is yours!
  4. Once you’re done stuffing your leaf, you roll the leaf up just like a burrito and then eat the entire thing in one go.

And that’s it! Just some delicious explosion in your mouth right then and there thanks to samgyeopsal.

If you wish to enjoy samgyeopsal right at the comforts of your own home, then always remember that Korean BBQ Online is here to deliver.

How about you? How do you eat your samgyeopsal?

How to use your Korean BBQ hot plate

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How to use your Korean BBQ hot plate 

So you just invested in a Korean BBQ hot plate because you’re too eager to finally have your own Korean BBQ feasts at home. But do you actually know how to use them? If not, then we got you absolutely covered.

Here are some straightforward steps that you can follow so you can maximize the benefits of having your own Korean BBQ hot plate at home:

Step 1: Make sure you have your portable gas stove and cooking utensils ready. The primary utensils you will need are small tongs to turn the meat, and a pair of kitchen scissors.

Step 2: Stabilize your hot plate on the gas stove by using its feet. Both of their stands should be compatible so they can fit together perfectly.

Step 3: Light your gas stove and adjust the flame to max setting. Pre-heat the hot plate to the point where you can hear sizzling when the meat touches the surface of the hot plate. You may want to eventually lower the heat when the pace of eating slows.

Step 4: Always keep an eye on the meat that you’re grilling as overcooking them will create a lot of smoke. Put the cooked cuts of meat on the sides of the BBQ hot plate so that they will remain hot.

Step 5: Notice that the BBQ hot plate has a plug. When you are cooking meat with a lot of juices, leaving the plug in ensures that the marinade juices that you’ll be using won’t go anywhere when you grill. If you are grilling very fatty meats, you will want to take the plug out so that the oil drains away. Ensure you have a bowl to catch the liquids if you choose to remove the plug.

Step 7: Korean BBQ hot plates are very easy to wash and maintain. You can use warm water and ordinary dishwashing soap to clean it. Just avoid using abrasive cleaning materials to prevent your hot plate from getting scratches.

There you go! We at Korean BBQ Online wish you a very fun and awesome Korean BBQ feast, thanks to your easy-to-use Korean BBQ hot plate. Enjoy!