Most people are familiar with Korean Beef Bulgogi, but Daeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy Pork) has its charms too. You can use this marinade for thinly sliced pork, pork belly, or pork ribs.
Daeji Bulgogi (Korean Spicy Pork)
For 2 lbs of pork, you'll need:
2 pounds thinly sliced pork
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsps brown sugar
2 tbsp rice wine, or any white wine
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
1 tblsp gochujang (Korean chili paste), or more depending on taste
1 pear or apple, pureed, which acts to tenderize the meat
1 onion, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
Slice the meat as thinly as possible. One trick is to put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm it up for ease in slicing.
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and add meat to marinade mixture. Refrigerate for several hours, or overnight.
Pan-fry or grill.
Of course, you can't eat the spicy pork bulgogi alone.
Eat it with some panchan (Korean side dishes). From left to right:
Soon Dubu Kimchee Chigae (Korean Soft Tofu Kimchee Soup)
Dubu Chorim (Korean Fried Tofu with Soy Sauce)
Kong Namul (Korean Seasoned Soy Bean Sprouts
Bok Choy Kimchee (Korean Pickled Bok Choy)
Gaennip Kimchee (Korean Pickled Sesame/Shiso/Perilla Leaves).