Gopchang Story (Korean harumonyaki) - Ktown

#1

Anyone tried this?

https://www.gopchangbbq.com

What is Gopchang?

Gopchang (곱창) can refer to the small intestines of cattle (or pig) or to a gui (grilled dish) made of the small intestines. The latter is also called gopchang-gui (곱창구이; “grilled beef small intestines”).

In Korean cuisine, it is stewed in a hot pot ( gopchang-jeongol ), grilled over a barbecue ( gopchang-gui ), boiled in soup with other intestines ( naejang-tang ), or made into a sausage ( sundae ).

Gopchang was eaten as a source of rich in iron and vitamins, it was served as a health supplement. Today, gopchang is regarded as a delicacy. It is a popular anju (food served and eaten with soju), as it helps break down alcohol.

Gopchang Story BBQ has been specializing in Korean horumonyaki style BBQ since 2004.

#2

Just went there on Friday! Wait was pretty long so go early and be prepared to wait for a while. Got there at 6 and were seated around 7 but they have a text system so it’s easy to just hang out anywhere nearby in ktown.

Really enjoyed it though! Ordered 2 servings of the assorted gopchang, 1 order pork belly, and the kimchi stew. My favorite was definitely the daechang (large intestine) - very fatty and full of flavor. Other gopchangs were ok but not as good as the daechang imo. Kimchi stew came across a little sour/sharp at first but it was a very necessary counterpoint to the grease of the gopchang. We also got the fried rice add on which was great although we were quite full by the end.

Might be a bit of an acquired taste but the four of us were all gopchang first timers (although we’re all korean and have had like soondae/blood sausage before) and we all liked it. Next time I would order 1 serving assorted and 1 serving daechang, skip the pork belly, def get a stew and the rice add on.

One thing was that the gopchang smell REALLY sticks to your clothes and it’s funkier than normal kbbq smell - we took a cab home and the smell was so strong it almost gave me a headache lol. It’s also very heavy/greasy and I really craved water and fruit after.

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#3

Sounds delicious, thanks for the report. Now I just have to figure out how to convince the SO to dine at an offal specialist :roll_eyes:

#4

If she likes kbbq you can get 1 serving of pork belly as a kind of backup plan lol. It is still pretty good. I would make sure to also order the kimchi stew though!

#5

She doesn’t like pork belly either :sleepy:… though I think I can convince her to get the kimchi jigae instead.

#6

:cry: