Sunday, June 14, 2009

Beef (bul-go-gi)

If you need some guidance with the ingredients, you can check my Korean Cooking 101. ;)

4 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 c. sugar
1 spoonful honey power
chopped garlic
4 tsp. sesame oil
4 tsp. mirin or rice win
4 tsp. water
1/2 onion
sesame seeds
1-2 lbs beef, thinly sliced

Step 1:

First, make the sauce. Grab a large size bowl and add the ingredients. I added soy sauce, sugar, honey powder, garlic, sesame oil, mirin or rice wine, and water. If you don't have honey power, you can add more sugar to your taste. I would say add half to double more than what the recipe requires.
Then add the onion and sesame seeds. You can also put chopped carrots and chopped green onions. I sometimes do depending on my mood... lol~
Lastly, add the beef. You can get the thinly sliced beef from the market. Then mix it, put it in a container, and then in the refrigerator.

Step 2:
I usually don't cook the beef until it's been marinated for a few hours. I don't know if other people do this, but so far it seems like it's our family thing. I haven't met any family who does this yet. ;) Grab a frying pan and cover it with an aluminum wrap. Cook the beef on top of the aluminum wrap. Make sure you don't punch a hole in the aluminum!!! Once you cooked the beef, let the frying pan cool and then you can throw away the aluminum wrap. It makes washing the frying pan easy.

After you're done cooking the beef, you can eat with rice and kim-chi. Another thing you can do is get a Korean lettuce, put rice, beef, and red pepper paste mixture (red pepper paste mixed with sesame oil).

I haven't really bought much makeup, but I did buy something recently from Costco. I guess I should rephrase that since my brother bought it for me... hehe~ ;)
Yup, they're selling the Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Perfume!!! The best part is the price. If you buy this at Ulta, it costs $45. You can get you're own perfume from Costco for $19.99!!!... wheee~ :) It's more than 50% off. ;)
I got mine in Music. This is my favorite smelling one! :) They also have Love, G, Baby, and Lil' Angel. You can check the perfume out at their website,

Thank you bro!!! :)

I recently got an e-mail from a representative from She's giving my readers a $30 discount with the code: AHLEESSA4R. To be honest, I have never bought anything from this website. It will be up to you guys responsibility. I thought it wouldn't hurt to pass this to my readers!... hehe~ :) By the way, they ship everywhere. ;)


Blair said...

Sweetie, I'm glad you are back!!!

Yum... your cooking looks delicious! I bet my aluminium foil will have several holes if I do what you did lol

leslielovesmakeup said...

lol i can never make the bulgogi right so i buy the marinading sauce from the asian market.

izumi said...

oooooo bulgogi!!!! thanks for this recipe ;D i def gotta try it.. mmmmmm..

i love costco!! they have the best deals :D

Anonymous said...

u know, u really are the only person I have seen do that with there any other reason other than making the cleaning easy? maybe it releases the taste better? so curious now...kkk...ive got bulgogi all ready frozen in my feezer so i might try this the next time I eat it :P

seriously, costco in the states kicks butt! im not a fan of too many of the smells, I like only 3 of them? but that IS a great price to buy them at!

anyway missed ur posts~ so I'm glad you posted :P

~tHiAmErE~ said...

bulgogi is one of my favorite korean foods!
love it!

i wanted that harajuku lovers perfume but i dont know where to buy it..

ill take a look at the site

Lily said...

mm i'm definitely craving some korean food right now!

Jo said...

i love uggs. it's winter here so that's all i've been wearing out everyday haha.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

welcome back!!

thank so much for the recipe!! i might actually try it :D does it have to be honey powder?? Ive no idea where to buy that....

the perfume is soo cute!!!

Vanessa M. said...

mm yumm!
and how cool!

ndoodles said...

Wow, only $15? That's a steal :p

ilovepink said...

ooomg thanks so much for the info about the perfume hehe i wanna check out costco asap! haha

and im going to make bulgogi this week ehehe thankssss =D

Jian said...

FOOOD! Yummy~

I decided I needed to eat some proper korean food before my lovely korean flatmate goes back to Korea and leaves me forever~!!! Any suggestions for simple, yummy foods?

Jamilla Camel said...

Another Recipe for my recipe file!!

miRaCLe said...

ahhh! looks good! :)
if i have the kitchen to cook i might try it with chicken! since i dun eat beef :p

the harajuku perfume is LOVE!!
i wanted to get the 'Love' version.. but it's kinda expensive for the size.. :p so i gave up! hehes. but $19.90 is such a GOOD deal!!
your brother is too sweet! :)))


Mrs.Zeus said...

Mmmmmmmmmm YUM!
I never thought of putting rice wine, I have to try this recipe and let you know how it went. hehehe

You're brother is so sweet!!!
Enjoy the new perfume!

Emilita said...

mmm that beef looks good. I really enjoy your recipes.

Dao said...

Bulgogi! I love it! I also marinate the beef, too. I'd like to do it overnight so the sauce can soak into it. $19.99 for a Harajuki Lovers perfume is a steal, glad to know Costco has them!

Anonymous said...

I never got an email from them either >_< thankful that I caught it through temptalia, otherwise I probably wouldn't have known until the last minute too :T
I wasn't kidding, I am totally gonna try it that way! hope that I don't scratch the pan with the sharper points of the aluminum foil haha...knowing me, its quite possible for me to...
SUJU omg seriously I never listen to their songs. I think Sorry is probably the 3rd song I have heard from them...gonna check out Its You though...just cause you mentioned it :P

Blair said...

Thanks for all the comments!!! I don't think anyone can take the #1 spot away from you and I don't want them to! hahaha

It wasn't much of a surprise when Adam revealed his sexuality on Rolling Stones. I've always guessed that he was gay ever since I saw pictures of him in drag kissing a guy when Idol was on air. I was heartbroken! lol

Please don't stop blogging, I'll miss you far too much!!! I need my Korean and American series buddy! =D

If you can crochet I KNOW you can make jewelry! Although I've never crocheted anything, jewelry making is so much easier - mostly because the pieces that I make are easy ;p

Hmmm... I don't recall ever seeing your Castledew palette! I need to go back in your archive and search for it =D The packaging & price tag is superb!

leslielovesmakeup said...

haha i have to kill them! they annoy the helloutta my husband and i. yesterday he was playing his xbox 360 and talking to his video gaming buddies, then i heard a loud choke and he looked at me and i automatically knew that a fruit fly flew into his mouth!

gio said...

Welcome back!

Thanks for the recipe, looks yummy!

Aradani said...

missed your posts!
I think I may try this recipe. =]
It seems simple enough for a kitchen novice like me.

and wow only $19.99 for the Harajuku lovers perfume!! that's such a steal. I think Music was my favorite too.

♥bebesally said...

woot~ thanks for the cooking recipe =) recently im learning and experincing cooking LOL. so do you know alot of korean cooking?

that boots look similar to uggs.. and it cost $109 for a classic one.. $4 more than UGGS. Uggs in kids size ;)

mayaari said...

ahhhh I love bulgogi! I definitely like to marinate the meat overnight if I can - it just tastes sooo much better that way :) nice tip on the aluminum foil on the frying pan - I've done that with baking sheets when making cookies, but never thought to try that with a frying pan!

Melissa said...

perfume at costco? I never see that kind of stuff, maybe I should look harder. Love is my choice for harajuku. Thanks for the heads up!

leslielovesmakeup said...

LOL yes they are aggressive. we're thinking we found out where they came from which is this tub of microworms that my husband was growing for his baby beta fish. he tossed the tub away after the fly incident LOL. good for him.

Blair said...

I googled and found some pictures of Adam kissing another guy. Click here ;D

Are you watching So You Think You Can Dance? It's such a pity that a cutie (Tony) is booted out so early in the competition LOL. Any favourites so far?

Ai said...

those bul-go-gi look DELICIOUS! oh my fav. korean food! oh and ttok-bok-gi! will you do the recipe as well? thank you <3

Sandiebaby~ said...

yay youre back!!! :)
bulgogi is one of my fav~~ bulddak too.. (i think thats how u spell it?)

Roxy said...

yummy i have to try cooking this sometime!

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