Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dak Bulgogi 닭불고기

Have you ever visited Kevin's "Closet Cooking" blog? It is fabulous, definitely one of my favorite food blogs to visit. Despite of my love for this blog, I had never tried his recipes. I always bookmark his recipes but never had a chance to try them out. But when I saw this recipe, I immediately checked if I had all the ingredients for it and I knew that I just had to try it. This is a fabulous Korean recipe that I loved to eat back in Korea. I was craving some Korean food and this completely satisfied my craving. It is a little spicy but also sweet at the same time. It was wonderful with white rice and lettuce.

Dak Bulgogi (닭불고기) 
Korean Spicy and Sweet Chicken BBQ

Get the original recipe HERE

*Changes I made: I used a fuji apple instead of Asian pear. But I know Asian pear works wonderfully in Korean bbq. But I just didn't have it on hand. But apples work great as well.

*Gochujang is red pepper paste that Koreans eat almost everyday. It's spicy and sweet at the same time. You should be able to get it at any oriental stores.






59 comments:

  1. Can't get enough of Korean food and this looks fantastic. Sounds great with hot rice and crisp lettuce.YUM!

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  2. I LOVE dak bulgogi (and regular beef bulgogi too). Yum!

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  3. I checked the original recipe. Really is a great one. I love Korean food but they are quite expensive in San Francisco. Why wouldn't you want to use grated pear but instead opted to use fuji apple?

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  4. Xiao Yen Recipes,
    I understand how that is. It's expensive around here, too. But homemade Korean food costs whole lot less. :) I wanted to use Asian pear but I didn't have it on hand.. So I used an apple instead. It worked out great. But I definitely recommend Asian or Korean pears. :)

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  5. Slurpp!! tempting and mouthwatering korean food..

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  6. I love Korean flavors. And yes, I love his blog too. :)

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  7. Love Kevin's blpog too...lots of lovely recipes. Koorean food is always one of my best.

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  8. looks delicious !! Sounds Delicious!!

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  9. looks and sounds delicious...will hop over! TQ^^

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  10. That's very new to me! The colour of the dish is definitely the sign of how good this dish can be!

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  11. This does look so delicious! I haven't had breakfast yet and would love to pluck some from the screen and pop it into my mouth. :)

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  12. Looks awesome. just had soondoobu tofu soup yesterday for lunch. Need this now

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  13. Ooh I saw this on Kevin's blog as well, and filed it away in my brain, then forgot all about it until now. It looks so flavoursome! Thanks for the reminder :)

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  14. i had a few Korean meals before, but nv tried bulgogi before. now you are tempting me :p

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  15. Definitely looks delicious. I have been following Kevin's blog for nearly 3 months now. He is simply awesome..I am intimidated by all his perfectly perfect recipes! Your version of his recipe looks so very tempting!

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  16. Wow!! that looks terrific...Yummy yumm!!

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  17. I love the idea of the sweet and spicy combination! You can tell that this chicken is full of flavor just by looking at it :D

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  18. Looks awesome,lov the color....

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  19. Amazing flavors, what a delicious specialty!

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  20. What a flavorful and delicious dish. I love Kevin's recipes at Closet Cooking.

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  21. Fantastic, one of my personal faves... the aroma *drool* :)

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  22. I love bulgogi!
    I definately want to try this! I just have to find a place that sells the red pepper paste!

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  23. I love bulgogi too ... but have never heard of this red pepper paste. Will have to try it, it sounds sooo good! Thanks for introducing me to a new blog and a great new bulgogi recipe!

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  24. great job! i love kevin's site too, but like you, never got brave enough to try any of his stuff. this looks so good!

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  25. One of my sons best friends parent are Korean, and have a restaurant in the area..I really enjoy the flavors of Korean cuisine- I even have a cookbook!

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  26. I think this looks so good! Could you substitute the Gochujang? I live in a very rural community and would probably have to go at least an hour away to find an oriental market.... or I guess I could purchase it online maybe.

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  27. This looks soo dang good! I am so hungry and these picture made me crave spicy Asian food! Cheers~

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  28. Oh I love bulgogi. Yum! I love Kevin's blog too.

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  29. We love Korean food...yours bulgogi looks delicious :-)

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  30. Gorgeous red color! I love the sweet and spicy flavor combo!

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  31. It is a very fabulous looking dish! Yummy!

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  32. Sounds and looks wonderful, thanks for sharing a great recipe

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  33. I live in a neighborhood with a large Korean population and have eaten at a couple of Korean restaurants in the last year but I have yet to find the "one." When I saw Kevin's post last week, his dish looked so good I was tempted to visit another Korean restaurant that same day! I didn't though and now I see your post and am really craving this dish! Your take looks great too.

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  34. Lovely, I have a bottle of this sauce hidden in the cabinet! I did knorean too over the weekend , just awesome! :)

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  35. Oh my, looks just great! You're right, kevin's got some great recipes.

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  36. I love Korean dishes! Can't get enough of the Dukkbokki and bibimbap. Ur right "Closet cooking" is one of my fave food blogs. it makes me hungry everytime i visit that site..

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog! Have a great day!!

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  37. OH MY GOD..those rich, dark burnished chicken bolgogi's look incredible!!! My mouth is literally watering at 3 am!

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  38. I love bulgogi, yours look really good! I love Closet Cooking too :)

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  39. Love the pics...looks great!

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  40. I love Kevin's blog too. The recipe sounds delicious

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  41. Sook, this looks amazing. I would love to try a bite of this for sure! Beautiful picture makes me want to pop a nice piece of it into my mouth right now.

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  42. I love Kevin's blog. It's great. Your dish looks terrific and you have a great site also!!!!

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  43. I love Kevin's blog too! Your bulgogi does Kevin's recipe justice! It looks fantastic.

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  44. That looks seriously tasty and I love to hear that it is also healthy.

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  45. i love any korean spicy sauce. i would literally cook anything with it!

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  46. Yes, I love his blog too. I've never tried one of his recipes yet though, glad to hear it worked out so well. It looks wonderful.
    *kisses* HH

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  47. I have to check his blog! That looks wonderful!

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  48. You have me sold. I am going to try this one! The color is breath taking!

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  49. I have this paste. I can make this over the weekend. YUM!

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  50. Your dak bulgogi looks great!

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