Satisfy Your Samgyupsal Cravings at Home

Do you get those sudden pangs of Korean BBQ cravings sometimes? There’s just something about the whole experience from the smell of grilled meat to the overflowing side dishes . You know it’s always a great time when you’re eating Korean barbecue.

Nowadays you can find a Korean BBQ restaurant in almost every corner in Manila. But what if you can bring that experience to your home? Here’s a quick and simple way to satisfy your samgyupsal cravings at home!

 

The Essentials

Jap Chae

Ingredients:

  • Korean Vermicelli Noodles
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, cut into julienne
  • 4 pcs shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 pc green onion/scallion, roughly chopped
  • 1 pc ribeye, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp japchae sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Boil noodles until cooked. Transfer to a pan over medium heat.
  2. In a pan, cook out the onion until it begins to sweat. Add in green onion and continue to cook until it softens. Add in the onion with the noodles.
  3. In a separate pan, cook out the carrots until it softens. Combine with the noodles.
  4. In a separate pan, cook the shiitake and the ribeye. Combine with the noodles.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle with more japchae sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds. Mix until well combined.

 

Korean Stew

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 potato, thinly sliced
  • 1 firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 tbsp doenjang paste

Instructions:

  1. Boil onion and potatoes in a pot of water. Once it starts to bubble, add in doenjang paste and tofu. Bring to a boil.
  2. Continue to boil until liquid has been reduced slightly. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

 

Meat

Ingredients:

  • 2 slabs of ribeye, cut into strips
  • 3 slabs of shortrib, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp gochujang paste
  • toasted sesame oil
  • Pork belly, thinly cut (no need to marinade)

Instructions:

  1. Marinade short rib and rib eye with 1 tbsp of gochujang paste and 1 tsp toasted sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. In a pan over medium-high heat, lay out the meat. Make sure they are spaced out to help it grill evenly. Cook for a few minutes on both sides until brown.
  3. In a separate pan, cook pork strips. Make sure to space them out evenly. Cook until slightly brown.

 

Sides

Ingredients:

  • Lettuce
  • Samjang sauce
  • 1 cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp hot korean sauce
  • 2 pcs cucumber
  • 1 cup bean sprouts

Instructions:

  1. For the sides, mix scallions with 1/2 tbsp hot korean sauce. Other options are cucumber and bean sprouts.
  2. Leave the lettuce as is, spread with samjang sauce and use it to wrap the meat and sides.

 

You can find the Korean sauces and noodles in any major grocery in the Philippines! For more info, check out their pages:

https://www.facebook.com/nextradeph

https://www.facebook.com/ottogiph

https://www.facebook.com/gooddaysojuph

 

Watch how to make your own samgyup feast at home!

Erwan Heussaff
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