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Why is Pork Belly BBQ So Popular in South Korea?

Pork belly, or samgyeopsal, is a fixture in South Korea’s dining scene. How did it become so popular? For a deep dive into the origins of pork belly and Korean barbecue, read: “Grilled Pork Belly: A South Korean Love Story.”    For more videos, subscribe

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Grilled Pork Belly: A South Korean Love Story

Near Exit 6 of Jongno 3-ga station in Seoul is an area famous for its barbeque joints. As an alley gives way to a three-way intersection, easily two dozen eateries overflow with patrons flipping samgyeopsal slices and pouring soju shots. “I’ve been sourcing pork belly from the same farmers

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If a Nuclear Bomb Falls on Seoul, Where Do You Cook Pork Belly?

“If a nuclear bomb falls on Seoul, where do you cook pork belly?”  How are South Koreans talking about North Korea’s nuclear threats? This is another question we get asked very often. Here’s a rather ingenious take from a South Korean start-up, Geekble.