Friday, September 28, 2012


Our entire family loves Bulgogi!  I wanted to learn how to make it, so I asked Soyoung 's mom (a friend of Abby's from school) to teach me how. She graciously took me shopping at the Korean market that she shops at and then invited me over to her place to teach me all of the steps.

Below are my attempts to photograph the process of making Bulgogi!

First you must shop at the Korean Market and get the right kind of meat, soy sauce and sesame oil...

This is just thinly sliced beef with about 1/2 cup white wine poured over it.

While the meat was thawing, we made the marinade (actually she made it, and I just watched)

For 1000 grams of meat,  she used 1 onion, 1 apple and about 2 tablespoons of crushed garlic.  This was put in the blender until it was finely pureed 

This mixture then gets poured over the meat

Then you add 6 tablespoons of soy sauce, 6 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and mix with your hands until the meat is well coated

Then you slice a few green onions, a small purple onion and mushrooms up and proceed to fry it with the meat until it is thoroughly cooked.  Once the meat is cooked, you serve it with rice.  If you are Korean, you most likely have a fantastic rice cooker like this one that makes your rice sticky...
(but you can also just make some regular ol' rice on the stovetop)

Here is the final product with a few sesame seeds sprinkled on top! So yummy :)

Bulgogi Recipe

1000 grams of thinly sliced beef
1/2 cup white wine
1 onion chopped
1 apple chopped
2 T crushed garlic
6 T soy sauce
6 T sugar
2 T sesame oil
(We used a few green onions, 1 small purple onion roughly chopped and about 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms and cooked that with the meat-but I am sure you can use any vegetables you may like)

Put the meat in a big bowl and add 1/2 cup of white wine.  In a blender or a food processor, puree the onion, apple and garlic.  Pour over the meat and add the soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil.  Work the sauce into the meat with your hands. Fry the meat and any vegetables in a few tablespoons of olive oil until thoroughly cooked.  Serve with cooked rice.

No comments: