Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bulgogi - Korean Beef Barbeque

My boyfriend introduced me to Bulgogi as he had a Korean roommate. It is SO delicious! We love getting it at the food court at the mall. haha but he decided to try making our own at home! It's really good! You should try it! 
Taste: SO good!!
Texture: Really delicious, but we are going to try to slice the beef thinner next time.
Would I make this again?: Yes! We did make it again. We also talked about adding broccoli.
Bulgogi - Korean Beef Barbeque

1 pound sliced beef
3 Tbsp chopped garlic (about 2 cloves)
3 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed juice from an Asian pear
1 Tbsp Japanese rice wine (mirin)*
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 green onions, finely chopped (including white part)
1 tsp pepper

1 yellow onion (could use 2)
1 pack Udon or any kind of rice noodles

Mix marinade ingrediants together until sugar and honey are dissolved/distributed.

If beef is not sliced, slice into thin, finger-length strips (if you freeze the beef for 15 minutes, it will be easier to slice).If you can, ask the butcher at the meat counter to slice for you in very thin strips. Korean and/or Asian grocery stores will often have meat for Bulgogi pre-sliced for sale.

Mix marinade into meat with hands or chopsticks, making sure all the meat is covered.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. For tougher cuts, the more hours, the better. You can also freeze the uncooked marinated beef in small amounts for later use.

Grill, broil, or stir fry the beef until well-done and carmelized on the outside. We boiled some rice noodles and  had them with the beef.



  1. My little brother is Korean and we've always wanted to make some Korean food. So glad you posted this! We'll have to try the recipe out sometime soon :)

  2. Bulgogi is so so so yummy! We have it at a BBQ we go to every summer and I always look forward to it.