Authentic Korean Bulgogi

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    This is the Korean Bul-Go-Gi recipe I've learned from my mother who lives in Korea. I've made this dish many times and got raves every time. Yummy!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 675g sirloin steak, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons white cooking wine
    • 250ml pear juice
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onion
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
    • 250g fresh mushrooms, halved (optional)
    • 1/2 onion, chopped (optional)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr30min marinating  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Place the beef in a bowl, and pour in the cooking wine, pear juice and black pepper. Stir to combine, and allow to marinate for 30 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, spring onion and sesame seeds, and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat an outdoor BBQ for medium-high heat.
    3. Remove the beef from the marinade, and discard the marinade. Place a sheet of aluminium foil on the heated barbecue, and lay the beef slices separately on the foil. Place the mushrooms and onion on another part of the foil. Cook the beef slices until they are evenly brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with cooked mushrooms and onion.

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     -  11 Oct 2012


    Absolutely delicious! I ran into a few problems that required me to improvise though. 1. I couldn't find pear juice at the store. So I pureed two fresh pears. 2. Instead of using a white cooking wine, I decided to go with Moscato, it's a pear based white wine, and figured it would be perfect for diluting my pear puree. (And it worked great)! 3. Due to horrible weather conditions, I couldn't grill it outside, so I cooked it up in a cast iron skillet... and it still turned out perfect.  -  27 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My family loves bulgogi. The recipe I got from a Korean friend doesn't include the wine, pear juice, sugar or mushrooms. Since I don't cook with alcohol just used more pear juice for the wine.  -  01 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)