Spicy Marinated Pork [Dwaeji Bulgogi]

Bulgogi is most well-known Korean food along with Kimchi. It has two different types; Sweet beef bulgogi, Spicy pork bulgogi.

This is the spicy version of Bulgogi. (For the recipe for Sweet Bulgogi, click HERE )

Sweet beef bulgogi can be prepared whether  grilled or pan-fried. But spicy pork bulgogi is usually pan-fried. You can enjoy bulgogi with leaf green vegetables such as lettuce and sesame leaves. The main ingredient is chili paste (Gochujang), so it’s quite spicy which is good to eat with steamed rice. To get more tasty bulgogi, make sure to marinate it long enough. I usually make the mixture at night and let it marinated over night in a fridge. Then it turns out with great taste and soft texture for dinner next day :)

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  •  Pork 450g / 15 ounce (Pork belly is recommended)
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Spring onion

For basic sauce:

  • Cooking wine 2 Tbsp (optional)
  • Ginger powder 1/2 tsp
  • Minced garlic 1 tsp

For marinate sauce:

  • Korean Chili paste (Gochujang) 3Tbsp
  • Chili flakes 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce 1 Tbsp
  • Sugar 1 Tbsp
  • Corn syrup/ Starch syrup 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking wine 1Tbsp
  • Minced garlic 2tsp
  • Sesame oil 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds 1 tsp



1. Cut the pork meat into thin mouthful slices.

cutting meat


2. Make the basic sauce in a bowl.

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3. Marinate the pork slices with the basic sauce. Set it aside.

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4. Chop the carrot and onion into 0.5 cm thick slice and spring onion into 1 cm length piece.



5. Make the spicy marinate sauce in a big bowl.



6. Mix all ingredients with the sauce.

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7. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the mixture at least for 3 hours. (Recommend to marinate overnight)



8. After 3 hours marinating, oil a pan. Fry the mixture for 5 minutes over high heat.

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9. After 5 minutes, turn the heat off and add chopped spring onion. Mix them all well.

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10. Serve warm with steamed rice. Enjoy it =)

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  • The meat marinate sauce reduce the pork smell and add extra flavor. ( step3 )
  • If you marinate it over night, we will get full-flavored pork bulgogi. ( step7 )
  • Make sure to fry the pork mixture over high-medium heat for juicy pork.



Quick Korean Words

Doeji [돼지] = Pig

Gogi [고기] = Meat ( so ‘Doeji Gogi’ means Pork.)


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12 Responses to “Spicy Marinated Pork [Dwaeji Bulgogi]”

  1. This looks real good. I will post after I try it out.

  2. hi…i am malaysia, i want to learn how to make kimchi, biimbpap or all korean food..

    thank you

    • Hi Dayang Rumala,
      Welcome to the world of Korean food haha =)
      I’ve posted the recipe for Bibimbap, so please check it on the recipe category.
      Hope you enjoy these recipes!

  3. looks great!! :) thanks for sharing…

  4. Hey that looks really tasty. Could you make me some?. Just kidding. I will see if I can whip up a batch and eat while watching one of my fave KDrama’s. Thanks for sharing.

  5. hi CHLOE I love korean food I was introduce to it in CHINA TIANJIN longtime ago here in FRANCE not many people’s now about it so I make cook korean for me and my friends I am looking for a special recepe in korean restaurant in tienjin they use to bring as an appetazeur a sorte of glutinous rice paste raw roll into crunch peanut it pewill be very nice of you if you could tell me more about this recepe’s merci

    • Hi Miriam,
      So you’re living in France and looking for a special Korean recipe which you used to eat in Korean restaurant there? =)
      Could you please give me more information about the dish? So that I can post a recipe for that if I have good one.

  6. Hi Chloe,

    I recently discovered your blog and fell in love with it instantly! I absolutely LOVE Korean food. It is my favorite cuisine! I always try new Korean restaurants and I’ve loved them all. Thank you so much for sharing all these recipes. I will definitely try them and start making my own Korean food! I really enjoy all the pictures that you post because I’m not that great at cooking…and the pictures helps a lot!

    Thank you so much!

    • Hi Amy,
      I’m happy to hear that you like my site and especially love Korean food :)
      I’m sure that you will make some good Korean meal by just following steps in a post. Hope you enjoy the recipes. Thank you!

  7. David Bertolucci Reply March 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I think I’m falling in love with you.. hahaha, Seriously though.. Thanks for this doing this I absolutely love cooking these things, Just did your Dakkochi today and it came out great! It brought me back to the days where I lived in Osan getting the 1000 won chicken on a stick xD

    Thanks for what you do, It really made our day!