Bulgogi, which translates to “fire meat,” is a centuries-old Korean tradition – thinly sliced meat, generally beef, is marinated then cooked using traditional grilling techniques. The meat’s complex marinade is a rich combination of ingredients that balances five key flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, sour, and bitter.
Primarily, the marinade includes soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, pepper, and sometimes other ingredients like ginger, onions, chile flakes, or scallions. Additionally, rice wine or pear purée is often added to help tenderize the meat and add sweetness. Once the meat is seared and caramelized, bulgogi is typically served wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves, along with steamed rice and additional condiments like gochujang.
Our Bulgogi Seasoning is crafted to recreate the complex, savory-sweet flavor of beef bulgogi, and captures the multifaceted flavor of both bulgogi and kalbi in a versatile dry seasoning. It balances savory soy sauce and garlic with sweet brown sugar, piquant red chile flakes, and zesty ginger – all classic components of the traditional dish’s unique marinade.
Use Bulgogi Seasoning as a classic rub for meat, poultry, or seafood, incorporate it into batters for fried foods and breadings, or sprinkle it onto roasted vegetables for layers of vibrant, authentic flavor.
- Use to create classic beef bulgogi or kalbi short ribs
- Rub onto chicken, pork, steak, or tofu before cooking
- Add bright, rich flavor to stir-fries and burgers
- Sprinkle over roasted vegetables
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