In Korean Palsaik [pa:sek] means 'eight colours'. Samgyupsal [sam. gui. sa:k] is the Korean word for pork belly. As such Palsaik Samgyupsal means eight coloured pork belly.
-Chung Sung Mok Director of Inno 8 Food
For those new to Korean food, this does not mean the pork comes in brilliant multi-hued shades. The eight colours are provided by the marinades in which the pork belly is flavoured with.
8 Color, 8 Flavour
At Palsaik, the eight flavours are ginseng, wine, pine needles, garlic, herb, curry, miso and hot pepper. All the colour is naturally-derived, making the pork served at Palsaik 100% natural and free from colouring and any synthetic flavour additives. This is one of the reasons Palsaik Samgyupsal is such a healthy meal.
How to eat Palsaik BBQ
Palsaik restaurants make ordering and eating Palsaik Samgyupsal very easy, as our menu is pre-set. Depending on the number of people eating, you can opt for either the Palsaik Signature, Couple Set, Premium Pork Set, or Substantial Party Set.
Every meal is designed to satisfy, with our trained tableside servers doing the grilling for you. We do this so that the pork will be served perfectly grilled for your enjoyment. Our pork is grilled beginning from the lighter flavour graduating to the strongest flavours as Ginseng, Wine, Pine Needles, Garlic, Herbs, Curry, Miso and Hot Pepper.
Once the pork is grilled, the server will place it on plate from which you will be free to choose your favourite flavour. The large salad leaves are for wrapping the pork and kimchi in for a fully balanced meal.
Our server will check in frequently to adjust the heat on both the barbecue grill and seafood soup. If you need more kimchi or salad leaves, feel free to ask.
You may want to round out your meal with a helping of stir-fried rice or cheese stir-fried rice. The preparation of this is also another interesting part of the Palsaik experience, with the server using the soup pot to make your rice in. The rice will form a crusty base like bibimbap, the famous Korean stone bowl rice dish, and is flavoured by the seafood and kimchi soup. It's certainly worth the addition!