Chill meets sizzle in this refreshing Korean wrap.

Ssam -- wraps -- are stuffed with purple rice, beef (or other meat), and fried onion off a hot plate. Their dashing partners: a side of sweet onion-tomato relish topped on a leaf vegetable.

Some lazily call these "lettuce wraps," but that doesn't do the selection of leaves justice. Romaine lettuce, napa cabbage, Swiss chard and red leaf lettuce -- all are fair game for dinner.

But remember, these aren't hard rules. Ssam has one necessity only: serve and eat as your cravings tug you.


There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with ssam

Makkal Chon
place 1979 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.757.3945
star_rate Rating: 4.30
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