A Korean Recipe From My Omoni (Mother): Bulgogi

A Korean Recipe From My Omoni (Mother): Bulgogi

Bulgogi is one of the most popular and highly requested Korean dishes. The sweet-salty flavor goes so well with rice, and is addictive! This recipe comes directly from my Korean mother-in-law.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Thinly sliced beef
500 g
Thin green onions (or thick green onions)
2 stalks
Mixed mushrooms
If using shiitake, 3 to 4
300 ml
★Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
★ Apple or Asian pear
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
★Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
★Beef stock powder
1 tablespoon
★Grated garlic
2 teaspoons
★Grated ginger
1 teaspoon
a small amount
Red chili pepper
Sesame seeds
to taste


1. Put the meat in a bowl.
2. Sice the vegetables.
3. Grate the apple.
4. Combine the ★ marinade ingredients, and add to the meat to marinate it.
5. Add the vegetables, rub in the seasonings well with your hands, and chill for several hours in the refrigerator.
6. Put the contents of the bowl in a pan, marinade and all, and simmer while separating the meat.
7. Add a chili pepper for spice.
8. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with sesame seeds and it's done.
9. This beef stock (dashida) is used often in South Korea. You can substitute it with chicken soup stock.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is an authentic Korean recipe that my South Korean mother-in-law taught me. I make it often for my husband.