Now a popular sausage served Korea wide, a version of this dish may have originated in the mountainous regions of Goguryeo (one of the Three Kingdoms) located in the northern portion of Korea and parts of Manchuria.
It was originally made with the intestine from wild boar (pigs).
A Ssam style serving of this dish may have been a popular Royal Court Dish during the Joseon period.
Note: This is part of a series of Korean Royal Cuisine dishes. Click on the “Korean Royal Cuisine Series” tag in the left column to see more Royal Dishes.