Bulgogi is “ONE” of my favorite Korean dishes. It is really hard for me to pick a favorite among many tasty dishes to pick one. However, my love for grilled food is well known.
Even when I am fullest I will still eat it, or at least taste it!
I get quite a few requests not only for bulgogi but for other Korean dishes too.
Since the last request was just a few days ago, I thought to actually make one of a popular fusion kind of sandwiches that includes bulgogi.
Bulgogi is available in all Korean restaurants, however, it is also very simple to make at home, too. Bulgogi in literal translation means “bul” fire and “gogi” meat, so it refers to “cooking the meat on fire” or “over open flames”. It is, of course, a cooking technique or better-said barbecue.
It has a very long history. Originally, bulgogi was known as “maek-jeok”, meaning that the beef being grilled on a skewer. “Neo-biani”, meaning “thinly spread” meat and was traditionally prepared especially for the wealthy and the nobility class.
One of the things that I love is learning about history and food from many different countries.
Now, I know history can be rewritten, but when it comes to food, usually it is carried from generation to generation.
Many of you know that bulgogi is eaten with leafy veggies, rice, and/or other side dishes (banchan), but it also depends on how you prefer to eat it. This was…
How to put this into words? This sandwich you would not believe how good it is. I am still drooling!
Beef is marinated for a couple of hours, but you got to marinate for at least an hour to get that nice flavor. It actually crosses between sweet and savory.
Bulgogi is one of those non-spicy Korean traditional recipes. Once you start to pan fry it or grill it all the flavors that beef was soaking comes out, and the taste is spectacular.
Beef becomes tender and so delicious.
My family goes nuts over it, and it is a “must make” when we grill. We have a pretty big man-made fire pit, so I use my trusty old saute pan to make bulgogi in it.
Yes, you can make this on your stovetop in the house, but man when the smoke from the charcoal fire surrounded that pan and beef started to sizzle.
It sure was amazingly delicious, I think I can still smell it.
If you try my Bulgogi Ciabatta Sandwich, please share it with me on Instagram @sandraseasycooking. I would love to see it and with your permission share it!