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Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi

Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi

Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi:  If there is a beef dish that is as comfort food as it gets, bulgogi is on the top of that list.  This marinated beef dish will be at every special occasion and party hosted by Koreans.

Bulgogi is a combination of two Korean words:  Bul which means “Fire” and Gogi, which means meat.  This “Fire Meat” was traditionally made by grilling it on fire but nowadays, you will see this beef goodness panfried and even boiled.

Bulgogi is thinly sliced beef, usually from the sirloin or other prime cuts of beef.  Marinated in mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic and red pepper and the longer the time to marinate, the more intense the flavour.  

Bulgogi just on its own, can be pretty intense and for some, quite overwhelming.  This is not unlike most Korean dishes but when had with rice, it makes all the sense in the world.

Korean food has been growing in popularity all over the world and one of the things many people enjoy is the ability to cook their own meat at the table where everyone eats.  This is a unique distinction that you find at Korean restaurants and an experience that is enjoyed by all.

Bulgogi is one of the most popular dishes in Korea and with a steamy bowl of rice and an array of banchan, it is a pretty awesome meal.

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