Bulgogi is a very popular Korean dish. It’s most likely so beloved because of the tender meat and succulent sauce. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering!
Bulgogi ( marinated beef sirloin)
- 500g beef sirloin or tenderloin, thinly sliced
- 125ml (½ cup) soya sauce
- 10ml (2 tsp) sesame oil
- 15ml (1 tbsp) dark brown sugar
- 10ml (2 tsp) honey
- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- 4cm fresh ginger, grated
- 5ml (1 tsp) crushed peppercorns
- lettuce leaves, to serve
- condiments, to serve
Combine the thinly sliced beef, soya sauce, sesame oil, sugar, honey, chilli, garlic, ginger and pepper in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours.
Remove from fridge 5 minutes before grilling. Remove excess marinade and place the meat on a platter on the table for grilling.
Grill the meat for 1 – 2 minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly charred and sticky.
Place in a lettuce leaf and add your choice of condiments.
A different take on bulgogi would be to simply change the cut of beef. Galbi or beef short ribs, are cut into small chunks and marinated in the same sticky sauce.