Daeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy BBQ Pork)

Daeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy BBQ Pork)

Daeji/Dwaeji bulgogi (돼지 불고기) is a Korean dish of marinated thinly sliced pork. Bulgogi literally means fire meat in Korean. It is named such as it is generally cooked on a barbecue with fire. Where bulgogi marinade typically does not include any heat the pork version is generally spicy. I used gochujang to add the heat to my daeji bulgogi. Gochujang is a Korean fermented bean paste with chilies. Daeji bulgogi is normally made with thinly sliced pork. I used a pork loin and I put it in the freezer for an hour to make slicing it easier. Daeji bulgogi can be served with rice and side dishes such as kimchi or it can be wrapped up in lettuce leaves. It also makes a good donburi or rice bowl. Leftover daeji bulgogi makes a great bibimbap.

Daeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy BBQ Pork)

Korean spicy BBQ pork marinated in a sweet and spicy marinade that is just packed with flavour and then grilled to perfection.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pork (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup gochujang
  • 5 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1 inch ginger (grated)
  • 1 small onion (grated)
  • 1 Korean pear (grated)
  • 1 Fuji apple (grated)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
  1. Mix everything in a freezer bag and marinate over night.
  2. Cook the meat on a barbecue or in a pan on the stove.

Similar Recipes:
Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
Dak Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Chicken)
Pineapple Dak Bulgogi (Pineapple Korean BBQ Chicken)
Kalbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs)
Salmon Bulgogi

Use in:
Bibimbap
Spicy Pork Bulgogi Banh Mi
Spicy Pork Bulgogi and Beans Burrito

10 comments:

Peter M said...

I don't have a pantry to even attempy Korean food but this looks as good as anything I've eaten in the city.

Also, I do love the heat in Korean food.

Bellini Valli said...

There is a place that makes Bulgogi wraps not far from where I work...delicious!!!!

Brilynn said...

I just had bulgogi at one of my favourite Korean spots yesterday, I've never made it at home though!

Dhanggit said...

i didnt know that my canadian chef is also good at korean recipes :-)!! i have a korean friend that send me 2 bottles of gochujang paste..i think since i had it i only used it twice (when i made bibimpap)i love bulgogi but i never tried making one..will try this recipe for sure tonight!!

Pam said...

Kevin, I have never tried to make Korean food, as a matter of fact, I don't think I've even ever ate Korean food. But, this looks so good, I've got to see if I can find some of the ingredients here.

tigerfish said...

I always prefer to eat this with rice. It gets a bit messy when eaten with a lettuce wrap. But if it's at home, everything works!

Ferdzy said...

Wow, Kevin, that looks sooooo good. I'm going to have to go look for some gochujang paste.

Vilma said...

Hi, Kevin,
I tried this recipe on Sunday. I roasted the meat on a griddle pan and it turned out great! We really enjoyed it. Thanks for recipe!

Vilma (from Lithuania)

Anonymous said...

What cut of pork do you use? I love bulgogi but never have made it myself.

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I like use the butt or shoulder but the tenderloin is a leaner option. Another tasty way to go would be the belly!

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