Monday, October 10, 2011

Dwaeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy Marinated Pork)

Today, I am guest posting for Bee over at Rasa Malaysia. I was so excited to receive an e-mail from Bee inviting me to guest post on her blog. She is an amazing blogger with over 400 easy Asian recipes, and her first cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes was recently released. Bee asked me if I could share a bulgogi recipe that uses gochujang, which is Korean red chili pepper paste. So I decided to share how to make dwaeji bulgogi (aka jeyuk bokkeum) using pork belly (samgyupsal). You can also use pork shoulder or loin or chicken for this recipe. Please visit Rasa Malaysia and find my Dwaeji Bulgogi recipe. While you are there, be sure to check out her delicious Asian recipes with beautiful photographs!

Unlike its beef counterpart, which is traditionally marinated in a soy sauce based sauce, pork is typically marinated in a spicy gochujang sauce. For an authentic Korean dish, there is simply no substitute for gochujang. The marinated pork can be either grilled or pan-fried. If you love fatty pork and spicy food, this is the perfect dish for you!

1 pound thinly sliced pork belly (or pork shoulder)
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 – 3 scallions, roughly chopped

For the marinade:
3 tablespoons Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang)
1 tablespoon Korean red chili pepper flakes (gochugaru)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine (or mirin)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all marinade ingredients well. Cut the pork belly into bite size pieces (about 2-inch long). Combine the meat, onion, and scallions with the marinade, and mix well by hand. Marinate for at least an hour. Heat a grill pan or a skillet over medium high heat and add the pork slices. Cook until the pork is cooked through and slightly caramelized, turning over once.

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  1. I am so happy for you! You, this dish and your blog are amazing.


  2. I would love this right now with some red leaf lettuce and cilantro and make some wrap....for breakfast!! :)

  3. This looks and sounds delicious! Congrats on your guest post :)

  4. Hyosun, Congrats on your guest post at Rasa Malaysia! Delicious pork belly dish. :-)

  5. I just found your blog through Rasa Malaysia. I am trying to learn more about Korean cooking and your recipes look authentic and approachable. I'll be back :)

  6. Hello Hyosun, so glad to meet you! Congratulations on your guest posting at Bee's Rasa Malaysia. That's really awesome. I love bulgogi and this is just one of the few Korean dishes I could whip up.
    Now I'll hang on a bit around here and find my way to Bee's blog.
    Happy Weekend!

  7. Hi Hyosun, I`m so glad to find about your lovely blog! Although I don`t often go to Korean restaurants, I`m in love with Korean food only by looking at the pictures and ingredients. I`m a huge fan of vegetables Jeon that I make it like couple times a month. Your bulgogi looks fantastic! Congrats on your guest posting and thank you for sharing the recipe!

  8. Thank you, ladies! I really appreciate all of your congrats and nice words.

  9. Congrats on your guest post at Rasa Malaysia. Your dish here looks very inviting! I would love to try this soon. Bookmarked the recipe and thanks much.

  10. humm que delicia de receta! Me encanta y me encanta tu blog, así que me quedo aquí a seguirte!
    Un beso grande,

  11. Quay Po, nieves, and 2 peas and a pot - Thanks for stopping by and leaving me the nice comments!

  12. That dwaeji bulgogi looks so good!

  13. Hi Hyosun, I finally made this last weekend and it was really good! Thanks for another great recipe :)

  14. Thank you, Fern! I will visit your blog to see it.

  15. This is my all-time favorite Korean food!! ^.^