Korean Style Spicy Beef

Korean Style Spicy Beef

Korean Style Spicy Beef is a dish made out of thinly sliced bee pieces in a sweet, savoury spicy sauce that is usually found on Korean Buffet restaurants. I am not sure if this is a true Korean dish or what its name is but I love it. The taste of this dish is so addictive its sweet, savoury and hot, definitely a perfect topping for a freshly steamed rice.

I tried searching this online but I can’t seem to find a similar looking dish but I had tried this in at least three Korean Barbecue restaurants here in Auckland, one at Eight Colours, another one at One Dak Hanmari and another in the city (I forgot the name of the place). Having said that the recipe I posted here is definitely not authentic as I just tried to recreate them at home based on my experience trying them.

Do you know what the real name of the dish is?

Korean Style Spicy Beef
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Serves: 3
  • 500 g thinly sliced flank steak, rump steak or sukiyaki cut beef
  • 4 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • toasted sesame seeds, to garnish
  • oil
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • ¾ cup beef stock
  • 2 tbsp gochujang, add more if you want it spicier
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  1. In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients together then set it aside.
  2. In a plate place your beef then lightly season it with freshly ground black pepper and salt. Sprinkle cornstarch and toss beef to coat.
  3. Place wok in a stove top, heat oil in high heat. Once oil is smoking add the beef (do not overcrowd, do it in batches), stir fry until beef is brown on all sides. In very high heat this might take 2 minutes or less per batch. Set aside the beef.
  4. Using the same wok add oil if needed then sauté garlic and ginger.
  5. Add the beef back together with the spring onions, stir fry to combine then pour the prepared sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer in high heat until sauce becomes thick in texture. Cook for 3-4 minutes then turn heat off.
  6. Place beef in serving bowl then garnish with toasted sesame seeds.


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2 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    My girl would love this. Just got back from a holiday in Korea, Busan and Jeju. She loves Korean food.

  2. Oh! I’d love to know the name of this as well, but to be honest, you’ve made it look pretty tasty – will be giving this one a go 🙂

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