I couldn’t stress how simple and delicious this traditional Korean dish was during my trip in Suwon this summer. Boiled with spices, ginger and onion, the pork belly is thinly sliced before serving onto our table. In this restaurant called Bossam Jar, we experienced the traditional Korean dining etiquette. In Korean, Bossam (보쌈) means “wrapped”. Served together with fresh vegetables, kimchi and sauces, diners are supposed to wrap the slices of boiled pork together with these ingredients before consumption.
No doubt in Korea there are many different types of kimchi, the kimchi served with Bossam is totally different. Instead of the sour taste, Bossam kimchi is much more crispy, less sour and sweeter in taste. The reason for this is because the napa cabbages used in kimchi preparations are still at the initial stage of fermentation process.
Enjoying Korea’s Bossam Pork Belly & Spicy Noodles
Personally, I feel that Bossam is a well-balanced meal as it consists of vegetables and meat. The Korean way to enjoy this is to grab the fresh vegetable, topped it with a slice of the boiled pork, kimchi, some chilli paste and of course, fresh garlic. Enjoy it in one mouthful. The crunchiness from the fresh vegetables, flavour from the kimchi, sweetness from the pork belly and spiciness from the chilli paste are just wonderful.
Additionally, we have also ordered Bossam Jar’s Korean spicy noodles which was topped with lots of fresh vegetables, nuts and chili paste. This is a really spicy and flavourful noodle dish. The best way to enjoy this is to mixed up the ingredients really well only with your hand. Finally, a sweet hamburger patty for my boy to enjoy.
Address of my visit
359-38 Banwol-dong Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Telephone: (031) 202-8890