So what is a Korean Barbecue after all? And why is it all the rage now?
Actress Priyanka Chopra who recently embraced motherhood, found some girl time with her gang at Los Angeles, California. In her Instagram post on Sunday, the actress, clad in a rose gold tracksuit, can be seen out and about the town with her friends and their pets, “Soul Sunday with the girls. And pups”, Priyanka wrote in her caption. In her stories, Priyanka also gave us a glimpse of their brunch, for which they tried the much in vogue ‘Korean Barbecue’. Her table was filled with a selection of grilled meat and sauces. In a story posted by the ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ actress, she looks so overstuffed that she shimmies a bit in order to make room for some more food. “Can you explain what’s happening”, asks her friend and she replies, “making space for more”. She also put a question sticker on her story asking, “Do u think shaking after u overeat will make room for more?”
Now that is one hilarious take on ‘overeating’ don’t you think? But if you have something as enticing as a Korean BBQ in front of you, you are bound to think of ideas to hog as much just so that you do not regret it later. So what is a Korean Barbecue after all? And why is it all the rage?
What Is Korean Barbecue?
A part of its popularity can be traced to the sudden boom in the ‘K-craze'. Korean bans, Korean skincare, Korean dramas are being loved and appreciated all around the world and Korean food is not far behind, Korean Barbecue or gogi-gu-i, 'meat roast' refers to a popular Korean method of grilling meat, in a circular, gas or charcoal grill that is placed right at the centre of table. Typically, beef, chicken and pork are sliced thinly and grilled. The meat can be marinated or unmarinated. One usual suspect in these BBQs is bulgogi, which is usually made from thinly sliced marinated beef sirloin or tenderloin that are grilled. Another popular form is galbi, made from marinated beef short ribs. The meats can be divided in several categories, depending upon their cuts and marination. Take beef, for instance, bulgogi, also known as ‘fire meat’ is a thinly sliced marinated beef tenderloin, whereas Buchaesal, is the unmarinated top blade.
There is also a range of side dishes served with these grilled meats such as rice, kimchi, green onion salad etc.