Bo Ssam // Slow Roasted Korean Pork

Who doesn't love a slow roasted / fall of the bone / caramelized pork butt?? What's not to love! If you've never heard of Bo Ssam... well I'm about to change your life. For real. No joking here.

Bo Ssam Recipe from (@whatsgabycookin)


It's the star of the show. The main event. The Bo Ssam is what makes the Bo Ssam party special - it's a David Chang masterpiece and one that I will forever be grateful for Matt and Adam introducing me to. It's a giant piece of pork that's roasted for hours and hours and then you can rip it apart and assemble anything you want. This time around I served it up with a variety of sauces and some guacamole because it makes sense. It gets some white rice, some kimchi, and then you can mix and match until your hearts content. I really wish I could eat like this on a daily basis - and I would if it didn't take so long to make slow roasted pork - but whatever. Special occasions will have to do!

Bo Ssam Recipe from (@whatsgabycookin)
Bo Ssam Recipe from (@whatsgabycookin)

Bo Ssam / Ginger Scallion / Ssam Sauce recipes can all be found from David Chang via New York Times

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson


  1. I cannot find the Korean bbq sauce recipe. I keep getting sent to the NYT recipe, but cannot find it there. Appreciate any help!

  2. Hi! If I want to make two nine pound roasts in the oven at the same time how would the cooking time vary? Still 6 hours for 2 9lb roasts?

    1. it would def take longer! I haven't tested it with 2 roasts in the oven at the same time - but you'd want to cook until they are falling apart.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious! Bringing my teen sons to the table and eating together is a huge joy in my life so I’m always looking for special recipes. The whole family loved this. The house smelt amazing for hours as it cooked, it was an interactive meal so we spent longer around the table together and there were leftovers. Win, win, win!

  4. Just made this (pork, sauces, rice and the herby salad) for my teen sons and hubby. I judge recipes by how much my family love them. Coming together over the table is the most important thing did me and food plays such an integral part of that. Thank you. I feel a little weepy at how much they loved it. Another way for us to come together!

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