Pork in Korean Food

As is the case with many culinary traditions throughout the Asian continent, pork is a big part of Korean food. At our Lynnwood Korean BBQ restaurant, you can find the world’s favorite “other white meat” in many of our delicious Korean-style dishes. But when did pork emerge as a source of food, and how did it make its way to the Korean peninsula?

Humans have been enjoying pork since distant ancient times. Bones discovered in the area of south-eastern Turkey have shown us the earliest known evidence of pigs being cultivated for food, which dates all the way back to 8,000 BC. The practice evidently made its way to China at some point around 4,900 BC. The cultivation of pigs for pork spread to Korea and throughout the rest of Asia from there, and has remained a prominent part of many culinary traditions to this day.

At Arirang, you can enjoy pork in the form of our oh sam bulgogi, our sam gyup sal, our kalbi, and more. Come and get your fix today!