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SOUTH KOREA: Bulgogi with Rice and Korean Fried Zucchini

Updated: Jun 12

Bulgogi with Rice

2 cups jasmine rice

1 ½ lbs steak, ideally rib eye, sliced as thinly as possible against the grain

1/3 cup of soy sauce or tamari

3 tablespoon white sugar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (optional)

2 pinches of black pepper

1 tablespoon cooking oil

  1. Mix together all ingredients, other than rice and meat. Add meat. Marinade 1-2 hours.

  2. Cook rice according to directions.

  3. Pan fry meat in a single layer in the cooking oil in a wok or sauté pan. Serve over rice.

Korean Fried Zucchini

2 medium-large zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch coins

1 cup flour

4 eggs, beaten

4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

  1. Distribute 1 teaspoon salt over zucchini slices.

  2. Add remaining 1 teaspoon salt to beaten egg.

  3. Put flour and egg in separate shallow dishes next to stove.

  4. Heat lightly greased sauté pan or wok to medium heat.

  5. Coat zucchini coins first with flour, and then dip and coat with beaten egg and place into pan.

  6. Sauté zucchini for about 3-4 minutes per side, turning once, or until they are a light golden brown.

Serve with sauce below

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/2 Tablespoons vinegar


  • South Korea has the world's highest estimated national IQ.

  • In South Korea it is common for families to sleep together on a mattress on the floor.

  • South Korea also earns credit for being the largest shipbuilder in the world.

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