Nyam Recipes

Nyam Recipes – Spicy Bulgogi Beef Udon

Bulgogi (불고기 or marinated BBQ beef) is a sweet and savoury meat loved by all in Korea. It’s not something to eat only at a BBQ, but in many other dishes – Ttukbaegi-bulgogi (뚝배기불고기 or Korean Beef stew) and even hamburgers such as the Bulgogi Burger in McDonald’s Korea.

Usually, Bulgogi is known to be sweet in taste and needs a spicy dipping sauce like ssamjang. One key ingredient is the marinade sauce. But I’m going to show you a way to make it more peppery. This dish was inspired from a dish that I had at one of my favourite Korean restaurants in London, Assa. The majority of products I used are from Yutaka but feel free to use any that you are used to alternatively.

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

How-to Recipe

  1. Cut up the garlic, onions and peppers and put them to the side.
  2. The beef needs to brown for 10-15 minutes. Once brown, add the garlic, onions and peppers.
  3. Afterwards, add water to the level of the beef to soften it for a good 20-25 minutes. You can use a fork to poke the beef to get an idea of how soft it is. The softer, the better.
  4. While this is softening, remove the water and add the bulgogi sauce as well as the seasoning to cook for 5 minutes.
  5. I recommend adding the gochujang for a sweeter, spicer taste now if you want more pepper in your cooking. It also makes the dish more thicker in the sauce.
  6. Prepare the udon noodles in hot, boiling water for 10 minutes then serve on a plate with the bulgogi beef on top. You’ll realise that the sauce will seep into the noodles once adding the beef.
  7. Add the sesame seeds on the beef for a perfect finish.