I love Korean BBQ. The flavors are unlike any other cuisine and are just perfect. Bulgogi literally translates to fire meat or barbecue, but the marinade is what makes Bulgogi different from the rest of the Korean BBQ meats.
Though going to Korean BBQ is a common way to enjoy Korean cuisine, there are so many other ways to enjoy the cuisine, like Spicy Tofu Soup or Soondubu or Korean Chicken Wings (which in my opinion are the BEST!). Living in Los Angeles, gives me access to Korea Town and unlimited Korean food adventures!
One of my favorite ways to enjoy bulgogi beef is in a bowl. In Korean, this is called Bibimbop and is typically served in a stone pot over a bed of rice and veggies. This is my version of a Bulgogi Bibimbop that I hope you all enjoy!
Here's what you'll need:
Prep Time: 2.5 Hours
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 2 hours and 45 mins
Serving size: 2-3
1LB ribeye meat, finely sliced
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 TBSP brown sugar
2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP rice vinegar
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP freshly grated ginger
2 TBSP gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
2 TBSP avocado oil, for cooking meat
1 cup white rice
1 cup spring mix
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 TSP toasted sesame seeds
Pickled or fresh cucumbers
2 eggs, cooked sunny side up
Step 1: In a large bowl or gallon bag, place thinly sliced ribeye meat along with the marinade ingredients: soy sauce, brown sugar, toasted sesame oil, rice vinegar, grated ginger, and gochujang. Let the meat marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 2: In a large skillet, over medium high heat, add avocado oil let the oil heat up. Cook Bulgogi about 2 minutes on each side and in batches until all meat is cooked.
Step 3: In a separate skillet, heat avocado oil over medium high heat and crack egg into skillet. Cook egg until the egg white has a brown rim around usually 7 minutes.
Step 4: Cook white rice as directed on label, place about 1 cup of rice in a bowl, then add spring mix to make the base of your bowl. Add desired amount of meat and top with kimchi, pickled cucumbers, fried egg, sesame seeds and green onions and enjoy!