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Bulgogi Korean BBQ Sauce -ChoRipDong Brand – Plate Of The Day
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Bulgogi Korean BBQ Sauce -ChoRipDong Brand

September 24, 2006

bul go gi korean bbq sauce

Bulgogi Korean BBQ Sauce -ChoRipDong Brand

I’ve always had a unique fascination with Korean Bulgogi BBQ. When I lived in San Diego, I loved going to Zion supermarket to buy their premarinated Bulgogi ribs. When I lived in Beijing, I’d eat Korean BBQ almost weekly in WuDaoKou. Some months ago I had the opportunity to visit Korea on business and sampled some amazing Korean BBQ. Eating it at a restaurant is one type of satisfaction, but for me being able to make it yourself at home is bringing food to a higher level of satisfaction. I’ve tried various recipes from friends and some that I’ve found on the internet. These turned out ok. Once I used too many kiwis and marinated it too long and the acids basically dissolved the meat to a soft gooey pulp. bul go gi korean bbq sauce (Not good). So this time, I decided I would meet restaurant experience half way and cheat with store bought Bulgogi sauce. With my unlucky streak of home made sauce, I figure I could still get the satisfaction of cooking at home but still have almost the great flavor of restaurant Korean bbq. I was browsing around the sauce aisle in a local Asian supermarket and chose the ChoRipDong brand cause it looked the most authentic and the ingredients didn’t have a ton of preservatives, high glucose corn syrup, etc. I marinated my beef for about 30 minutes in the fridge along with some sliced onions. I didn’t have a BBQ available that night so I pan fried the beef over high heat for 5-10 minutes then placed the entire bul go gi korean bbq sauce frying pan on the top rack of an oven and broiled the meat for another 10 minutes resulting in a nice crispy golden brown. Served it over romaine lettuce. It was simple and easy and almost as good as the restaurant. If anyone else has additional recipes or other Bulgogi BBQ sauces they would recommend, please comment!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Justin September 28, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Try bulgogi and kalbi marinades on thick, high-fat sirloin steaks. That is good eating.

  • Reply JYS November 7, 2006 at 3:31 am

    Bulgogi is one of famous Korean food. You must try it if you haven’t. I guarantee you it’s extremely delicious. =)

  • Reply frybreads December 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    I just made some bulgogi tonight, but the girl I made it for wanted chicken not steak, I used a store bought sauce the first time-yummy! A homemade one the next time, not so great, mostly spicy, not that sweet taste, any ideas on where to buy the sauce you used?

  • Reply Simon December 6, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that you went all that trouble for a great meal only to be rejected for white meat. haha. But seriously though, I got this one in Chinatown NY. You can probably pick it up at most Asian supermarkets.

  • Reply anh May 25, 2009 at 8:16 am

    i love korean bbq sauces, but I have not come accross
    one without MSG added to it.
    is there a brand without MSG?

  • Reply K November 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    MSG is NOT bad like everybody says…. I watched an episode that did experience on MSG and research showed that MSG does NOT affect your body. The simple way to explain this is people are just portraying such negative image for Asian food. In fact, most people who showed “symtoms” after eating MSG turned out to be the ones who did NOT eat MSG according to research. However, I’m not saying it’s perfectly safe. As much as that, you do NOT have to go out of your way to avoid some MSG contained dish. know what i’m saying?

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