I love sam gyup sal….like I would marry it I love it so much!
When I first got to Korea I didn’t eat pork….well I ate bacon but that doesn’t count. I remember loving galbi but having to walk for ages to find affordable so-galbi (beef galbi) and I recall my friends hating me for it! HAha!
But when I returned after my first trip home, I decided I would try pork for the first time and see what I thought. This is when my first true love in Korea came to me: sam gyup sal.
My friend told me that if I liked bacon, this would be a great transition into eating other pork products because it looked kinda like bacon. What he didn’t tell me was that it tasted like bacon wrapped in heaven!
I became addicted and used to have to make new friends just so I could have someone to accompany me for sam gyup sal meals. I even gave it a nickname SGS!
When I returned to Canada my SGS withdrawal symptoms forced me to seek out the means to make it at home and here is what I found:
Making sam gyup sal at home without the proper table bbq is a pain! I was putting a pan on the stove and walking from stove to table to serve hot portions to my guests. Even having a table top grill was annoying because the table I had was small and the grill basically took up the entire surface area.
So I decided to try something new–I put al the ingredients together and made a SGS stir-fry type dish. HALELUJAH!!! HAAAAALELUJAH!!!!
And this is how this monstrosity/deliciousness was born! SGS I love you and I will have you no matter what form you come in!