What Is Bulgogi?
Bulgogi is a traditional Korean dish thought to have evolved from maekjeok, a kabob-like skewered meat of the Goguryeo era (37 B.C. to 668 A.D). Now famous and highly popular worldwide, the dish is found absolutely everywhere in Korea, from the streets to high-end restaurants and even in pre-packaged bulgogi bowls.
How To Cook Bulgogi?
Once you have your ingredients, making a delicious bowl of bulgogi stir fry is as simple as cutting the beef, mixing everything to make a marinade, marinating the sliced beef, and then cooking it on high flame for about 5 to 6 minutes in a wok or large skillet.
How To Make Bulgogi Sauce?
To make bulgogi sauce, heat a pan and add ¾ cup soy sauce, ¾ cup brown sugar, and ¾ cup apple juice to it. Mix the ingredients as the sugar melts over low flame and remove from heat. Let the mixture cool before adding 5 cloves crushed garlic, 1 inch grated ginger, 1 tbsp sesame oil, and 2 chopped green onions.
What To Serve With Bulgogi?
Korean steamed rice and kimchi make the perfect pair for any Korean beef bulgogi bowl, but you can also serve your beef bulgogi with vegetables like perilla, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, and lettuce. Other beef bulgogi sides include sautéed eggplant, seasoned bean sprouts, and spicy Korean coleslaw.
Here are some delicious recipes you can serve with Beef Bulgogi:
How To Store Bulgogi?
You can store leftover cooked beef bulgogi in the fridge for up to 5 days and reheat it in a skillet over medium-low heat before consumption. Freezing bulgogi is not recommended as, like most Korean food, it doesn’t freeze well due to being so dry. So a better idea is to store the marinated Korean beef strips in an airtight ziplock bag in the freezer for up to several weeks and stir-fry before enjoying.