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Pork Belly Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Pork)

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I tried to be smart and bought some pork belly the other day. It is not a usual cut i use so I didn’t really know what to do with it. Ben is not a big fan of stewed pork aka lor bak type of dishes. I was cracking my head and looking at food pictures and finally i got an idea! I tried to be smart again and attempted something that i have not eaten before. The photos of bulgogi just looked so tempting, i had to make it tonight! I made the marinate myself and this is my own method of cooking since i know very little about Korean cuisine. All i know is that the end product is pork belly that melts in your mouth, smoky, sweet, spicy and bursting with flavours! It was so so good! Ben improvised and made a wrap with it, like an Asian style taco while i had it in the lettuce wraps. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner 🙂 If you love barbecue food and want to try some Asian flavours, this is a recipe that you must try!

Ingredients:

  1. About 300g of pork belly, cut in thick slices (you may use the whole pork belly, i did it this way for more flavour and shorter cooking time)
  2. 1 – 2 tbsp korean chilli paste (i used 1 tbsp as Ben can’t take it too spicy)
  3. 1 – 2 tbsp sugar, to taste
  4. 1 tbsp rice wine
  5. 1 tbsp mirin
  6. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  7. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  8. 1 tsp minced ginger
  9. 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  10. 1 red onion, cut in squares
  11. Coriander, chopped
  12. Spring onions, chopped

Method:

  1. Marinate pork belly in item 2 – 9 for at least an hour.
  2. In a hot pan, heat up some oil and add in pork belly. Sear all sides until brown.
  3. Add in onions and fry briefly.
  4. Turn off heat, add in coriander and spring onions. Toss well.
  5. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil. Lay everything from the pan flat onto the tray.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg for about 30 minutes until slightly charred. I took it out halfway through to flip the pork slices.
  7. You can serve it with steamed rice, wrap in lettuce with vegetables or make an Asian style taco in a wrap 🙂

 

 

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