Culture and cuisine go hand-in-hand. For most travelers, the opportunity to try new and exciting dishes is a main reason for going on a trip.
Pork jowl is eaten in the United States, but I had never witnessed such an upfront way of marketing the meat until I noticed these cute little faces mysteriously floating through the markets of Seoul. The smoked variety here have a chewy texture and an almost hickory flavor. If you are adventurous enough to try this dish, make sure to have some strong libation nearby.
Hyoja-dong Market, Seoul, Korea