Cheongju Samgyeopsal (Pork Belly) Street

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Seomun Market Samgyeopsal (Pork Belly) Street

Sinoyaki is a kind of grilled pork with salt. People began to broil pork bellies on a gridiron on coal briquette fire with salt or soy sauce in Cheongju. In modern days, Samgyeopsal is serviced with spring onions and a variety of side dishes not found in other regions. According to Sejong Sillok Jiriji (King Sejong’s Treatise on Geography), it was recorded that quality pork was produced in Chungcheong-do Province and offered to the king. This menu is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, potassium and minerals.