Korean Spicy Pork Bulgogi BBQ or pronounced “Dweji Bulgogi” and spelled 돼지불고기 in Korean is a classic dish that is commonly available in any Korean restaurant. It’s the sister version of the popular Beef Bulgogi dish, but with pork and with Korean staple ingredients for spice. There are no substitute ingredients to replace Korean red pepper paste (gochujang 고추장) and Korean red pepper flakes (고초가루).

Almost all of the ingredients for this recipe, minus the meat itself, are staple ingredients you should already have in your pantry when cooking Korean food often.

The marinated pork can be either grilled over an open fire or pan-fried.

Korean Spicy Pork Bulgogi BBQ Recipe (Dweji Bulgogi 돼지불고기)

Recipe by Cee NgCourse: Uncategorized
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Serve with red or green leaf lettuce in which to wrap the meat, along with ssamjang (쌈장) or simply gochujang. Perilla leaves (kkaennip, 깻잎) is another great vegetable to add to your wraps, if available. 

Ingredients

  • 0.75lb Pork Shoulder, thinly sliced

  • 1 Green Onion, sliced

  • 3 tbsp Gochujang (Korean chili pepper paste)

  • 1 tbsp Gochugaru (Korean chili pepper flakes)

  • 4 tbsp Regular Soy Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Mirin (rice wine)

  • 2 tbsp Japanese Apricot Syrup (매실장 maeshiljang)

  • 3 tbsp Honey (or brown sugar)

  • 1 Onion, sliced

  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp Ginger, powder or minced

  • Dash of Ground Black Pepper

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil

Directions

  • Thinly slice the pork shoulder meat, if not already pre-sliced at H Mart.
  • In a large bowl, mix all marinade ingredients and the pork, except for the sesame oil. Set aside for at least 10 minutes to 1 hour to marinate.
  • Preheat and lightly oil with sesame oil before adding the meat.
  • Grill over charcoal or pan fry in a skillet over medium high heat until slightly caramelized.
  • Enjoy! Save any leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Although any cut of pork can be used for this dish, pork shoulder or loin with some fat works best. I sometimes add sliced pork belly to intensify the pork flavor. You can normally find pre-sliced pork at Korean markets. If cutting the meat at home, partially freeze it for about an hour before slicing.
  • The marinated pork can be either grilled over open fire or pan-fried. 
  • Spicy pork bulgogi (called jeyuk bokkeum or dweji bulgogi) is another highly popular Korean BBQ dish. Jeyuk means pork, and bokkeum means stir-fry.
Cee Ng

Hello, I’m Cee! I’m a lifestyle blogger during my downtime and a consultant and producer during the day. This blog is to share experiences in travel, work, beauty, relationships, cooking, shopping and lifestyle tips that I hope can inspire you to live the best version of yourself in whichever stage you are in life and have fun with no regrets!