손질 소곱창 Gobchang – NZ Beef Small Intestine – Cleaned, Ready to BBQ
Gopchang is a dish in Korean cuisine.
It can refer to either the small intestines of cattle, the large intestines of pig, or to a gui (grilled dish) made of the small intestines.
The latter is also called gopchang-gui (“grilled intestines”).
The tube-shaped offal is chewy with rich elastic fibers.
In the past, gopchang was a popular, nutritious, and cheap dish for the general public.
Rich in iron and vitamins, it was served as a health supplement for improving a weak constitution, recovering patients, and postpartum depression.
Today, gopchang is also regarded as a delicacy and is more expensive than the regular meat of the same weight.
It is a popular anju (food served and eaten with soju), as it helps break down alcohol.