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Korean Spicy Pork Bulgogi

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x



  • 4 tbsp gochugaru, Korean red pepper flakes or regular red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp maesilaek, Korean plum extract or apricot jam
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb pork butt, shoulder or belly, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch long pieces
  • 1 red or green chili, optional
  • sesame seeds
  • sesame oil


  1. Combine gochugaru, mirin, fish sauce, soy sauce, maesiaek, sugar, black pepper and garlic in a large mixing bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes. Gochugaru will absorb the moisture from the sauces and will become thick pasty sauce.
  2. Add pork and onion, mix well with your hand. Let it marinade at least 30 minutes to over night. Thicker the meat, longer marinate time.
  3. Heat a large skillet over high heat, add cooking oil.
  4. Add marinated pork and cook until pork is fully cooked and onions are soften about7 to 9 minutes.
  5. Now, stir in green onions and chili. Cook additional 1 more minute and remove from heat. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds and tiny bit of sesame oil. Serve with warm cooked rice, some lettuce for lettuce wrap and other Korean side dishes! I recommend kimchi, soy bean sprouts side dish and spinach side dish! Enjoy!
  • Cook Time: 10 mins