Saturday, May 11, 2013

4 Facts About Gamjatang- A Korean Food

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This is Gamjatang or pork bone soup in English. Gamjatang is now officially one of my favorite Korean dishes.


We went to Munsan today and saw this Korean restaurant with a big name that reads "GAMJATANG". After an 8 hour overtime work, our stomach were looking for something yummy to devour, so we've decided to try this resto and we ordered their specialty which is Gamjatang.

 
Like an ordinary Korean restaurant, Gamjatang restaurant has several tables on set without chairs. The ambiance is cool and I have nothing to say in terms of cleanliness. The name of the restaurant is quite good enough to understand that their specialty is Gamjatang. Without any further endorsements and understatements, they presented their food with the promise that it can satiate us.



I have asked so much about the food and I discovered these 4 quite interesting facts about Gamjatang that I thought you too would like to know.

1. Gamjatang "maybe" derived from the word Gamja which means potato. However, I couldn't find a single potato on the soup, so nobody could confirm that it was indeed named after Gamja. Our samunim sometimes served us Gamjatang with potatoes, but most of the time, no potatoes at all. I take it that it is still a debate whether Gamjatang got its name from potato.



2. It is made of soft pork spine or ribs. It has been boiled in a very high temperature to make the meat very soft, as in melt in the mouth and I think that what's make it very interesting.

3. This can be served as a midnight snack. Yes, a soup for a midnight snack. Usually, Gamjatang is best for lunch and dinner but oftentimes, this is served during the midnight.

4. Warning: Very spicy. Not surprising though as most of the Korean foods are spicy. The red-ish color of the soup is already an evidence.

Gamjatang is a Korean food but this is now very common outside Korea. If you happen to pass by a Korean restaurant in your area, wherever you are in the world, Gamjatang could be one of the food you can order.

14 comments:

  1. But here in the Philippines, Korean restaurants do not have Gamjatang, right? I have not seen this dish being offered in menus.

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    1. Maybe for some K-restos, they should have this on their menu, this one is "Masiso" (delicious)

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  2. I doubt I would survive its hotness but I wanna try it.

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    1. Actually, it's not that hot compared to other Kfoods

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  3. Looks very delicious, I look forward on trying some in the near future. Especially, when you mentioned the word "Spicy".

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  4. I love everything spicy especially when it's really good! I might wanna try this one soon if it's available here.

    You could have used a macro shot for a clearer picture of gamjatang. :D

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    1. waaa.... I don't have DSLR camera or even digital camera. And I don't know how to do that macro shot.. I only know how to point and shot

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    2. if your cellphone camera has an auto-focus, it would be easier for you to take macro shots. But if it doesn't have an auto-focus, make sure that when you take a shot on the food, it doesn't blur.

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  5. OMG!!! I am not a kpop fan but I am a fan of korean food. I do love Kim Bap and Jjamppong but would love to try Gamjatang soon. Will definitely try that soon :)

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    1. Try to check it out in Korean restos in you area

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  6. korean food is healthy everything in their menu is healthy i love haejangguk thats similar to gamjatang...

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    1. True to that!!!...yes, hejangguk is similar to gamjatang, it's good for hang over cure

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  7. I've never been to Korea but I love the food I have tried in some Korean restos here in Manila. :-)

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