Herb Samgyupsal (Korean Grilled Pork Belly)
I accepted samgyupsal (grilled pork belly, aka thick bacon) into my late-night diet of soju and beer outings while living in Seoul. The best thing about samgyupsal is that there is little or no marinating involved. You just need to cut it into bite-size pieces and cook it on the stovetop. Enjoy with a variety of lettuce varieties (red leaf lettuce, Boston bibb, frisee) and rice.
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Substitute fresh herbs for the dried if preferred.
Substitute honey for the brown sugar if desired.
If you are pressed for time, you can skip the herb rub and buy ready-made ssamjang sauce sold at the Korean market. This will cut prep and cooking time in half.