Recipe: Samgyopsal


Summary: Samgyopsal is thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat (similar to bacon, but thicker and not smoked). The meat is not marinated or seasoned, and you barbecue it on the dining table using with a small gar stove or charcoal grill. It doesn’t require much preparation. Get Samgyopsal meat from a Korean grocery store and grill or bbq it


  • Samgyopsal
  • Ssamjang
  • Lettuce


  1. Cook Samgyopsal on the grill
  2. Eat the cooked meat with a lettuce and Ssamjang
  3. Serve with rice and soup

Shabu Shabu

Recipe: Shabu Shabu

shabu shabu

Summary: Shabu shabu is a Japanese hot pot and it is popular in Korea. Shabu-shabu means “swish-swish,” referring to the swishing action when you cook a thin slice of beef in hot water. Each diner cooks raw beef and vegetable.


  • Soup base anchovies 10
  • Dried kelp (tashima) 5×5″
  • 1t black pepper
  • Thin sliced beef sirloin 1.5 lbs
  • Chinese cabbage 1/4
  • mushroom
  • mugwort
  • green onions
  • baby bok choy
  • soy sauce 6T
  • lemon juice 3T
  • sugar 1T
  • ground radish 1T
  • water 6T
  • washabi 1T


  1. Boil dried anchovies and kelp in a big pot for 30 minutes and make the soup base.
  2. In a big plate, place thin sliced beef, Chinese cabbage, baby bok choy, mushrooms, green onions, or any vegetable you like.
  3. Add 3 cups of the soup to an electric pot and heat it. If you don’t have an electric pot, you can use any portable cooker to keep the soup hot.
  4. Mix soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, ground turnip, and water and make the dipping sauce.
  5. Simply take the veggie and a slice of beef, swish them around in the hot soup from a few seconds for beef to a few minutes for vegetables.
  6. Take them out and dip them in the sauce.

Preparation time: 40 minute(s)

Cooking time: 40 minute(s)

Galbi – Korean Barbecue Ribs

galbi.jpgGalbi or kalbi is most famous Korean barbecue dish made with marinated beef short ribs.

Beef Rib (diagonally cut) 4 Pounds
Chopped Green Onion 1T
Mashed Garlic 1T
Kiwi 1
Pear 1/2
Apple 1/2
Sesame Oil 1/3 Cup
Soy Sauce 1 Cup
Sugar 2/3 Cup
Black Pepper 1/2t

1. Soak ribs in water for 1 hour and drain. Get rid of fat.
2. Make sauce with soy sauce, sugar, chopped green onion, mashed garlic, sesame oil and black pepper. Grind kiwi, pear, and apple and mix them with the sauce.
3. Marinate ribs with the sauce for 12 hours.
4. Heat the oven and grill ribs for 15 minute or barbecue them.

* Most of korean grocery stores have diagonally cut ribs. They are called ‘LA galbi’ since they are laterally cut.


Bulgogi Bulgogi is one of the most loved korean dishes in the world. It is pretty easy to make and all ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store.

sliced beef 1 Pound
soy sauce 4T
Sugar 2T
Mashed Garlic 1t
Chopped Green Onion 1T
Black Pepper 1t
Sesame Oil 2T
Pear Juice 2T
Ginger Juice 2t
Sliced Onion 1/2

1. Thin-slice beef sirloin and onion
2. Add sugar to sliced beef and leave it for 20 minutes
3. Mix soy sauce, mashed garlic, chopped green onion, black pepper, sesame oil, pear juice, and ginger sauce in a bowl
4. Add the sauce and sliced onion to beef and mix them thoroughly
5. Keep the marinated beef in the fridge for 12 hours
6. Add one table spoon of oil in the pan and cook the marinated beef