This time on Kara Eats I’m eating Bulgogi!This is one of the more well known Korean dishes. It’s something I’ve had before, but this was the first time I got the total experience. I had made it at home for our going away party based on this recipe. I also sampled it at one of the snack-bars on base that serves Korean foods.
One fall evening we set out with friends to go see the old, historical part of town then finished the evening with some piping hot bulgogi. Bulgogi is a beef dish with lots of thinly sliced beef that’s grilled over a steaming moat of flavorful broth with scallions, mushrooms, and rice noodles. The broth was slightly sweet with lots of ginger, garlic and soy in it. Of course we also had an accompaniment of side dishes including kimchi, spicy peppers, red pepper paste, rice flour dumplings in a spicy red sauce (I forget what they are called), fish cake, and salad. We also opted to get rice along with our meal.
We sat outside on a chilly fall evening, at the tiniest table in the world, on little stools. There were 5 of us, so we got an order for 5. That turned out to be a ton of food, even by American standards! As you can tell by the picture of the table we had not nearly enough room! The bulgogi cooks on the copper grill and as the meat cooks, and drips it’s juices into the already delicious broth. Once the meat is cooked you slide it off into the broth then eat! It was so good! As we ate and talked we cooked more and more meat, and the waiter came around with more broth so we wouldn’t run out. We almost ate it all but just couldn’t quite make it there. There was just so much food!
Bulgogi definitely gets a would eat again!