Korea is the heaven on earth when it comes to food delivery.  There are so many varieties to choose from and many places operate 24/7.  One of the popular late-night snacks to deliver to your home is jokbal (족발: glazed pig’s feet).  A classic Korean favorite, pig’s feet are cleaned then boiled for hours with spices and seasoning.  Thinly sliced jokbal is often served with salted shrimps as a dipping sauce or it is wrapped in lettuce with ssamjang sauce.

I believe it is always better to take time to visit the restaurant rather than have the food delivered.  But sometimes you just get that craving for delivered food – like on a very tired Friday night when you don’t want to cook but want something delicious.  That was when I ordered jokbal from local eatery called Yangssi Jokbo (양씨족보).  This is a popular jokbal place in Daejeon where you can eat in as well as order delivery.

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Jokbal tastes the best when it is warm from the pot.  Next morning, the leftover jokbal will not taste and smell the same as it was the night before.  As a spicy addict, I add some vegetable and spicy sauce to make a stir-fry with leftover jokbal.  It’s a great way to reduce organic waste and enjoy different variety of tasty pig’s feet.

Ingredients:

single serving of leftover jokbal
1 onion
2 tbs chopped green onion
5 sesame leaves
1 cheong-yang pepper (spicy Korean chilli)

Sauce:

2 tbs gochujang
1 tbs soy sauce1 tsp Korean chilli powder
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbs corn syrup/honey
1 tbs mae-sil-chung (Korean plum juice)
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tbs toasted sesame seeds
pinch of black pepper
few drops of salted shrimp

Recipe:

1. Add the jokbal and sliced onions in a bowl.

2. Mix all the sauce ingredients to make the marinate.  Pour the sauce into the bowl and mix well with jokbal.

3. Place a pan on medium heat.  Pour the jokbal mixture into the pan and stir-fry for about 3~5min until the sauce becomes slightly thick.

4. Add chopped green onion, sesame leaves, and cheong-yang chilli then mix a few times.

5. Turn off the heat and sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.

*Omit chilli powder and cheong-yang chilli if you cannot handle the heat!