• 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)

    Serves: 4 – 6
    Cooking Time: 15 mins + 1 – 2 hrs to marinate


    • 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.