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부산 양곱창 is a very famous beef intestine bbq restaurant in Yeoksam-dong. I assume the lady in the picture and her recipe originates from Busan (부산) the southern port city of Korea. Most beef intestine (곱창 or gopchang) bbq restaurants in Seoul use a spicy vinegar marinade but this place uses a minced garlic and oil mixture.
They keep the menu and interior simple.
Hard boiled quail eggs.
Cold soybean sprout soup.
The bloody red cubes are one of the 4-parts of the cow’s intestines, this was given as service.
대창 (dae-chang) or the large intestines (KRW 24,000) are the fat tube-shaped ones on the top left.
양창 (yang-chang) or the small intestines (KRW 26,000) are the flat rectangular shaped ones on the bottom right.
The red strip which tastes similar to liver, is another one of the 4-parts of the intestines, given as service.
Lastly, you can see the mound of minced garlic mix in the foreground of the picture.
The 대창 (dae-chang) are the tubes in the middle of the grill. They are extremely high in fat and definitely not healthy for you. They are soft, chewy, and have a creamy texture. This is my favorite part and it tastes like meat dipped in butter!
The 양창 (yang-chang) are the pieces on the edges of the grill that look like grilled chicken breast. The small intestines are high in protein with little fat, so they are actually healthy for you. They are very chewy, almost cartilage like.
Almost ready to rock!
된장찌게 or soybean paste soup KRW 4,000.
양김치붂음밥 or kimchi fried rice KRW 7,000. It was as good as it looks in the pictures!
The meat was very fresh and chewy, which are an essential qualities for gopchang. The menu prices are fair and the portions are healthy. This was my first experience with the minced garlic marinade and it was not bad. However, I prefer the vinegar based marinade because it helps to offset the greasiness of the meat.
Rating: 8 out of 10.
부산양곱창: 02-554-7780 across the street from the Renaissance Hotel in Yeoksam-dong.