Korean-Style Barbecued Beef – Bulgogi

May 28, 2014


Bulgogi – 불고기


1 kg Flank or sirloin steak
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup onion
10 cloves of garlic
2 tsp ginger
1 pear
2 chopped green onions
2 tbs brown sugar (or 2 tbsp rice syrup)
A pinch of ground black pepper
1 small carrot finely sliced


  • Place the soya sauce, sesame oil, onion, garlic, ginger, pear, pepper and sugar/syrup in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Slice the beef very thinly, about 2mm. A good tip for doing this is to partially freeze the meat before trying to slice it. Place in a bowl.
  • Slice the carrot into matchsticks using a mandolin if you have one. Slice one green onion into small pieces diagonally.
  • Add the carrot and green onion to the beef and pour over the entire contents of the mariade over top.
  • Grill over high heat using a grilling wok. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onion when ready to serve.
  • Serve with fresh lettuce leaves and “Ssamjang” or served with white steamed rice.


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