Bulgogi (literally “fire meat”) is a classic Korean dish where thin slices of marinated beef are grilled on a BBQ or wok-fried (when cooked at home). The beef is marinated in a sweet and savoury sauce of soy, garlic, ginger and sugar along with some pureed Asian pear or apple, which tenderises the meat. Bulgogi is often served over rice with lots of accompaniments like spicy sauces and crisp veg. Get creative!

Cook our delicious Korean Beef Bulgogi in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Korean Beef Bulgogi. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Bulgogi Marinade pot, a Honey Ginger Sauce pot and a Gochujang pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Korean Beef Bulgogi in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Bulgogi Marinade
  • Honey Ginger Sauce
  • Gochujang

Your shopping list:

1
large sirloin steak
 
1
granny smith apple
 
120
jasmine rice
 
4
spring onions
 
2
carrots
 
sesame oil
 
sesame seeds(optional)
 
5
radishes(optional)
 
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Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Marinate the beef

    Mix the BULGOGI MARINADE with the HONEY GINGER SAUCE and the apple in a bowl. 

    Mix in the beef, then keep aside. 

    Next, cook the rice according to pack instructions.

  • 2.

    While the rice cooks, get on with prep

    Mix the GOCHUJANG with 1 tbsp sesame oil in a small bowl.

    Slice the spring onions and peel the carrot into ribbons with a peeler (or thin sticks with a julienne peeler).

  • 3.

    Cook the bulgogi

    A few mins before your rice is done, cook the beef. You can either cook it simply like a stir-fry as below, (which is how locals cook this dish at home), OR see the tip for a more restaurant-style method for charred beef, which takes a little more effort. 

    Heat a little oil in a wide frying pan over high heat. Add some oil and stir fry the beef with all the marinade and most of the spring onions for 3 mins.

    TIP - alternative method to cook the beef - cook in batches for charred, caramelised beef strips. Heat a little oil in a wide frying pan over high heat. Use tongs to lift the beef slices out of the marinade, then fry them in batches very quickly (30 secs each side) to let them brown (careful not to burn). Then remove and keep aside. Fry the rest of the marinade in the pan with half of the spring onions for 1-2 mins, then plate up. 

  • 4.

    Serve!

    Serve the bulgogi over rice with the carrot ribbons and radish slices (optional) on the side. Sprinkle extra spring onions and sesame seeds (optional) on top and serve with the spicy Gochujang sauce on the side.

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Korean Beef Bulgogi Reviews

BASED ON 3261 reviews

Simon - Dec 04, 2019

Lack of flavour was dissapointing

Simon - Dec 04, 2019

Lack of flavour was dissapointing

Simon - Dec 04, 2019

Lack of flavour was dissapointing

Simon - Dec 04, 2019

Lack of flavour was dissapointing

Simon - Dec 04, 2019

Lack of flavour was dissapointing

Simon - Dec 04, 2019

Lack of flavour was dissapointing

Karan - Dec 04, 2019

Bit bland for me. Wouldn’t get again.

Ryan - Dec 02, 2019

Second best with Japanese steak :) amazing

Jill - Dec 01, 2019

Tasty. Good for a change but others are better. Still rating it 5 star !

Charlotte - Nov 28, 2019

When we opened the pots for this recipe, 2 of the same one had been put in and the honey one was missing. Also, the instructions say what to mix the 3rd pot with but then doesn't say what part of the dish this is for or when to add it.

Catriona - Nov 26, 2019

Another delicious dish that I’ll definitely cook again.

Becky - Nov 25, 2019

Too much faff

Helen - Nov 23, 2019

Absolutely beautiful

Claire - Nov 22, 2019

Tasty but not for us

Carly - Nov 20, 2019

Love how fresh and tasty this meal is - one of my favs!

Rowena - Nov 19, 2019

One of favourites so good

haidee - Nov 18, 2019

Oh wow what a meal! Annoyed I left it so long to cook, I've been missing out! The raw carrots with the dressing on take this dish to the next level. Used a pink lady instead of a granny Smith and worked perfect :)

Sandi - Nov 17, 2019

Delish and quick to make ????????

Karen - Nov 15, 2019

Not great would not order again

Katy - Nov 15, 2019

Not as flavoursome as I'd hoped!

Susan - Nov 14, 2019

Really really flavoursome loved it

Christine - Nov 11, 2019

Very tasty but the prep took ages!

Jonathan - Nov 09, 2019

Really tasty but used fillet steak instead and it was delicious!

Hilary - Nov 08, 2019

As good as a Korean restaurant

Victoria - Nov 06, 2019

Didn’t enjoy this one at all. Strange flavour and not be best with the raw carrot just on the side of a hot dish.

Lucy - Nov 02, 2019

a little salty

Jason - Nov 02, 2019

Best dish so far absolutely delicious

Julie - Oct 31, 2019

Rice could have done with some extra seasoning beef itself was lovely

Rowena - Oct 30, 2019

One of my favourites

Zoe - Oct 30, 2019

Love the big flavours in this dish.

Rebecca - Oct 28, 2019

Nice flavours, will order again

Rowena - Oct 27, 2019

Really good. One of my favourites

Mikayla - Oct 26, 2019

Really tasty! Would have again. Not too spicy (only really the dipping sauce was hot) so my 2 year old loved it too. Apple added a sweetness. I cooked the spring onion and carrots rather than having them raw

Angela - Oct 25, 2019

Tasty. Not too spicy. I stir fried the carrot ribbons too as I didn't want raw carrot. Very nice!

Kerry - Oct 24, 2019

Amazing!!!!

Nic - Oct 24, 2019

Super quick & easy & tastes amazing! Defo drop the dipping sauce all over!

Nic - Oct 24, 2019

Super quick & easy & tastes amazing! Defo drop the dipping sauce all over!

Paula - Oct 23, 2019

Nice

Paula - Oct 23, 2019

Not our favourite

Karen - Oct 20, 2019

Not a favourite.

Katie - Oct 20, 2019

Meh

Lynne - Oct 20, 2019

Very nice.

Sarah - Oct 19, 2019

It's ok but not amazing.

Charlotte - Oct 19, 2019

Absolutely loved this, was very yummy! We had with some chicken gyozas on the side! Yum

Malgorzata - Oct 19, 2019

Different but another lovely meal.

Sarah - Oct 15, 2019

Didn't have much flavour

Sam - Oct 14, 2019

Both me and my son really enjoyed this dish, very tasty and easy to cook. Recommended

Charis - Oct 12, 2019

Very tender meat, full of flavour. I made potato mash rather than rice, and the result was absolutely great!

Katie - Oct 07, 2019

Super dooper tasty!

Samantha - Oct 07, 2019

Super tasty meal, spicy yet fresh! One of the simplest dishes to make.

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