Dwaeji Bulgogi

There is just something about pork smothered in spicy, sweet sauce, grilled over fire. The combination of fire grilled smokiness, mild pork, and honey-like spicy sauce is irresistible.

Lately, I have been craving dwaeji bulgogi 돼지불고기 (grilled korean spicy pork) ssambap 밥 (lettuce wrap). Sometimes dwaeji bulgogi is called dwaeji bokkeum 돼지볶음, especially when it is pan-fried rather than grilled over fire – but the preparation and marinade is the same for both.

You will need to go to the market – preferably a Korean market – and get a few things: