Dwaeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy Marinated Pork)

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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!

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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. Hi

    I have been wanting to cook this Korean spicy pork dish. I have zero knowledge on cooking . May I know how Long does it take for the meat to be throughly cooked ? Thanks

  2. Mok Fee Lee says

    5 stars
    I enjoy trying out your dishes. Always a great success.

  3. 5 stars
    Yum! We loved this recipe. I’ll definitely make it again.

  4. Jen Friend says

    I love this recipe! I’ve made it many times using beef instead of pork belly. I imagine it would be good with just about any meat. I’m so happy to have discovered your blog. I can’t wait to try some of the other recipes. They all look delicious!

  5. Jennifer says

    Thank you for this recipe. I used it multiple times after my husband said it tastes better than the store-bought ones. 🙂

  6. Teresa Salmi says

    I am thrilled to find your recipes. While I am relatively new to Korean food I find it to be my “soul food”. It is wonderful and the recipes look to be exactly what I am looking to make. Thank you so much, I shared many of these with my son, Max, to whom I can attribute my love of Korean food.

  7. Thank you for sharing this recipe and it was good. My family enjoy this with the grilled vegetable side dish,

  8. My sister and I just made this tonight for dinner, and it was excellent. This is one of my all-time favorite Korean pork dishes. Thanks for your awesome recipes~

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


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

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

  12. Thank you, Kevin!

  13. That dwaeji bulgogi looks so good!

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

  15. 2 peas and a pot says

    love bulgogi

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

  17. Quay Po Cooks says

    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.

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

  19. 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!

  20. SKIP TO MALOU says

    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!

  21. lacaffettierarosa says

    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 🙂

  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Hyosun, Congrats on your guest post at Rasa Malaysia! Delicious pork belly dish. 🙂

  23. Biren @ Roti n Rice says

    This looks and sounds delicious! Congrats on your guest post 🙂

  24. Kay Heritage says

    I would love this right now with some red leaf lettuce and cilantro and make some wrap….for breakfast!! 🙂

  25. julie {chefjulieyoon} says

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