감자탕 – Gamjatang (Pork back-bone stew)

Pork neck bones (spine) are used to make this Korean meat dish and is usually cooked with potatoes (primarily) and other vegetables. This one in the video has noodles, bean sprouts, scallions, and perilla leaves.

There seems to be a disagreement among Korean food experts as to what gamja in gamjatang refers to – is it the potato or meat around the pork spines bones? So, it’s not settled yet as to how should it be called in English – spicy pork bone stew or potato stew. For the meantime, forget about the words and meanings. Just enjoy the taste. We’re here for the gastronomics… not semantics.

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