Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-Fry (Osam Bulgogi)

🔥🍚 Ready for a flavour explosion? Try this sizzling stir-fry dish from Korea that’s packed with heat and taste! 🇰🇷🌶️💥 Gather around the table and share the excitement with loved ones. 😋👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Spice up your mealtime with Osam Bulgogi, a Korean stir-fry dish made with pork and squid. Savour the tender meat and seafood coated in spicy sauce!

Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-Fry, also known as Osam Bulgogi, is a Korean dish that has become popular in recent years due to its bold, complex flavours. The dish typically features thinly sliced pork belly and fresh squid, combined with a spicy marinade that includes ingredients such as soy sauce, gochujang (Korean chili paste), and sesame oil.

The origins of Osam Bulgogi are not clear, but it is believed to have originated in the Jeolla Province of South Korea. This region is known for its seafood, and the combination of pork and squid in this dish reflects the area’s culinary traditions. The dish became popular in the 1970s and 1980s, and it has since become a staple in Korean cuisine.

Osam Bulgogi is typically served as a main course or as a side dish to rice. The dish can be customized to suit individual taste preferences, with variations including the addition of vegetables such as bell peppers, cabbage or carrots to the stir-fry, or the use of different cuts of pork.

In Korean culture, food is an important part of socializing and building relationships. Sharing a meal, such as Osam Bulgogi, is a way of showing hospitality and strengthening bonds between friends and family.

Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-Fry (Osam Bulgogi) is a delicious and flavourful dish that reflects the culinary traditions of South Korea. Whether enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish, this dish is sure to satisfy both the palate and the soul.

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Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-Fry (Osam Bulgogi)

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Korean


Spice up your mealtime with Osam Bulgogi, a Korean stir-fry dish made with pork and squid. Savour the tender meat and seafood coated in spicy sauce!


Units Scale
  • 500 g pork belly, thinly sliced
  • 500 g fresh squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 1/2 small cabbage, chopped
  • 3 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp gochujang
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the soy sauce, gochujang, sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds to make the marinade.
  2. Add the sliced pork belly to the marinade and toss to coat. Let the pork marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight.
  3. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  4. Add the sliced onion and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the onion is softened.
  5. Add the marinated pork to the wok and stir-fry for 7-8 minutes until the pork is browned and cooked through.
  6. Add the sliced squid, cabbage and chopped spring onions to the wok and stir-fry for an additional 4-5 minutes until the squid is cooked through.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, turn heat off then serve hot with rice.



8 Responses

  1. Eha says:

    Methinks I have just found a new favourite! All the ingredients suit as does the cooking method . . . now just have to get the squid and race into the kitchen – thanks!!!

  2. Such a yummy and flavourful quick stirfry!

  3. An intriguing combination. I love squid and pork belly both, but never had them together. Sounds like something I have to try!

  4. Hannah says:

    I’m all about those flavors- I love gochujang! I’ve had great results using konnyaku instead of squid, so I might just have to try that here.

  5. What an intriguing combination of squid and pork belly – I’ve never had them together. I like Korean food, and I bet I’ll enjoy this tasty and hearty dish!

  6. Michelle says:

    Such a nice change from regular beef bulgogi – the spices and flavours of the squid and pork belly are enticing me!

  7. As soon as we return from Morocco, we are making this. It reminds me of some Portuguese recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This looks like a delicious way to prepare pork belly – it’s different from the usual ways that I see. And the flavors in this recipe are spot-on!

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