Hearty Lunch

Two weeks ago, I made a hearty set of lunch at my friends’ apartment. That day, after a lot of thinking, asking, wondering, I decided to go Korean. =D For 7 people.. the recipes I picked are quite easy and fast.

I made 2 things.. Korean Seafood Pancake and Beef Bulgogi. As I have posted the Seafood Pancake recipe long time ago, I will not write it down here again. But insteadm you can click >>Here<<

Before I tell you how to make beef bulgogi, let me tell you a little bit background of this delicious but simple meal.

Bulgogi can be literally translated as bul: fire and gogi: meat. Therefore it refers to the method of cooking variety of meats in open fire. Bulgogi can also be differed in seasoning method.

According to Mr. Wikipedia bible,

Bulgogi is believed to have originated during the Goguryeo era (37 BC–668 AD) when it was originally called maekjeok (맥적), with the beef being grilled on a skewer. It was called neobiani (너비아니), meaning “thinly spread” meat,in the Joseon Dynasty and was traditionally prepared especially for the wealthy and the nobility class

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgogi

Woah, I never knew that it has been around for a long time. Bulgogi nowadays could be made by grilling or pan frying. Although it has a wide variety of flavors and seasonings, Bulgogi in general will consists of cloves garlic, onion, and green onions, sesame oil and soy sauce.

Without further due… Here is my own recipe of Beef Bulgogi

Ingredients:

– Thinly sliced beef

– soy sauce (the thick one that used for marinating meats)

– honey

– pepper

– onion

– garlic

– green onions

– Korean pear (shredded)

– veggies (I used mushrooms and zucchini)

– sesame oil

Hot to make

– marinate beef with honey, salt and pepper, shredded pear, soy sauce and minced garlic

– saute onions

– add marinated beef with the sauce

– add sesame oil

– add green onions and other veggies

– cook until meat is done and the sauce is reduced a little bit

– serve

– enjoy

notes

becareful with the zucchini, if you don’t clean it properly it will add bitter taste to your bulgogi

pear will add flavor and natural sugar

 

Pictures to be uploaded after I come back from school =)

 

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