Spicy Pork Bone Stew (Gamja Tang)
Gamja Tang 101: Originating in Jeollannam-do (southwest province of Korea), this is a traditional spicy pork bone stew enjoyed as a regular meal or oftentimes enjoyed as a late-night pairing with soju, Korea’s version of Vodka usually made from rice. In literal translation, gamja tang means “potato stew,” but its name actually refers to a part of the pork bone itself, not the potatoes. However over time, it was reported that customers kept asking about the potatoes, eventually making it a permanent fixture for the dish. Other main ingredients include pork neck bones, a generous amount of hot peppers, perilla seeds powder, perilla leaves, crown daisy leaves, and various leafy stems and greens.