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The word Bulgogi, literally means “fire meat” and it is a Korean-style grilled dish made of thin, marinated slices of beef (or pork). The most commonly used cuts of beef for this dish are sirloin, ribeye or brisket. It's one of the most popular dishes in North and South Korea. In the North, Bulgogi is an extravagant dish loved by elites, and in the South the dish can be found everywhere, from fancy restaurants to cheap eats.



  • Thinly sliced beef x 1 lb
  • Onion x 1
  • Green onion x 2 stalks
  • Carrot x 1
  • Soy Sauce x ½ cup
  • Sugar x 1 Tablespoon
  • Sesame oil x 1 Tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds x 1/2 Tablespoon


Bulgogi Marinade:

  • Soy sauce x ½ cup
  • Brown sugar x 3 Tablespoons
  • Rice wine (mirin) x 2 Tablespoons
  • Chopped onion x ½
  • Minced garlic x 3
  • Minced ginger x ½ Tablespoons



1. Mix all of the ingredients for the bulgogi marinade together evenly with the slices of beef, then cover up with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 3 hours or more.

2. Slice the onion, carrots and green onion into thin pieces.

3. Stir fry all of the vegetables, then add meat and stir in high heat.

4. Sprinkle sesame seeds when the meat is nearly ready.