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How to Cook Korean Grilled Pork Belly or Samgyeopsal at Home

How to Cook Samgyeopsal at Home with A-Not-So-Popular Kid
How to Cook Samgyeopsal at Home with A-Not-So-Popular Kid

Greetings my awesome foodie friends! Let's try to make something different here. Yes? Now, how about we try some home cooking? Sounds amazing? Well, let's start the task by having a kitchen experiment on Home-made Korean Samgyeopsal!

Samgyeopsal is a famous Korean dish which is particularly grilled pork belly. Upon grilling, the pork belly is wrapped by vegetable leaves such as lettuce. Then, you'll dip it in either Sesame Oil or soybean paste, but no one is preventing you to dip it in both. So, there!

Don't want to cook it yourself? Check out some of the Korean restaurants near you that offer this dish:



Preparing all the necessary ingredients!
First off, let's get all the stuff for the Samgyeopsal ready!

  • Pork Belly or Sukiyaki (as an alternative)
  • Salt and Pepper (if you want your Samgyeopsal to be the regular one with no barbecue marinate)
  • Korean Barbecue Sauce (as a marinate, if you want your Samgyeopsal to be sweet and tasty)
  • Grilling Pan or Electronic Grilling Equipment
  • Sauces
In our case, we opted for the marinated version of the Samgyeopsal and used Ottogi's Korean BBQ Sauce. I really like this sauce because of its sweetness and fruity pineapple taste.

Korean Barbecue Sauce for Samgyeopsal
Korean Barbecue Sauce - also good for marinating!
Where can you buy this Ottogi Korean BBQ Sauce?
We bought this one in a Korean Store near us in Ongpin Street, Binondo, so I'm guessing you'll find this in most of Korean market/store near you!

Alright, now that we have the sauce, you have to do is marinate the pork belly preferably overnight so that the sauce will really seep into the meat fibers.

Marinated pork belly for the Home-Cooked Samgyeopsal
Marinated pork belly for the Home-Cooked Samgyeopsal
Now that we have the pork belly ready, let's turn on the heat of the grill!
Electronic Indoor Grill for the Samgyeopsal
Electronic Indoor Grill for the Samgyeopsal
From here, it is already basic - just like your ordinary grilling. Just leave them on top of the griller for about 3-5 minutes each side (depending on the level of heat/temperature) or until the sauce on the pork belly crystallizes.

Don't have an indoor grill yet? Check out some of the grills you can purchase online:

Electric Barbecue Grill (P660) ||              Huan Yi Grill (P1355)        || Prestige Electric Grill (P3355)

Grilling the "Samgyeopsal" Pork Belly with an Electronic Indoor Grill
Grilling the "Samgyeopsal" Pork Belly with an Electronic Indoor Grill
While grilling, prepare the plate where you will place the cooked samgyeopsal. Since this is pork belly, expect it to be somehow greasy. Hence, you may want to lay the strips on top of a paper towel to absorb some of the oil.

After that, you are almost done!
Almost done - Samgyeopsal at Home!
Almost done - Samgyeopsal at Home!
The last thing you can do is to put the sauce on a separate container. You may opt for the same barbecue sauce you used for the marinate, but you may also go for a sesame oil or soybean paste.

The finished dish - Samgyeopsal with the Barbeque
The finished dish - Samgyeopsal with the Barbeque
Everything is ready! It's time to dig in to this awesome Korean Grilled Pork Belly.

How about you? Do you have your own personal recipe or tips in cooking Samgyeopsal? Share them below. Thanks for reading everyone!



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2 comments:

  1. Looks good, Renz. Di ba sya nagstick sa griller?

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  2. It didn't thankfully! Although shempre may mga burnt sugar and remnants of the sauce that I needed to scrape afterwards. :)

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