Bulgogi - An Iconic Korean beef dish

Bulgogi is the most famous marinated barbecued beef dish outside Korea, after Kimchi. It is cooked at the table on a specially designed griddle and served wrapped in lettuce leaves with vegetables and various condiments.
It is indeed one of the most popular Korean dishes. In the olden days, thinly cut beef was marinated then grilled on a gridiron, but today's bulgogi is usually cooked in a pan.

  • Ingredients

150g beef (sirloin or tenderloin), 50g carrot, 2 shiitake mushrooms (sub.: any mushroom), 1/4 (50g) onion, 40g leek

Marinade5 tbsp water, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp pineapple juice, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp sesame seed, 1/4 tsp black pepper (The sweetness of fresh pineapples may differ each time, so it is recommended to use canned pineapple or pineapple juice.)

 

  • Making

① Thinly slice beef (about 0.3cm x 7cm) and use paper towel to remove excess red juice.

② Make marinade. (CLOCKWISE ▶ Water, sesame seeds, black pepper, sugar, pineapple juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, crushed garlic)

③ Slice carrots, onion 4 and mushrooms. Carrots take longer to cook, so slice thinner than other ingredients.

④ Slice leek diagonally.

⑤ Combine ①, ②, ③ and ④ and marinate for 10 minutes.

⑥ In a pan, cook ⑤ on high heat (no oil needed) for 5 minutes than add ④. Sprinkle sesame seeds before serving.