Spicy Pork Bulgogi

March 18, 2024 / By Foodland

Spicy Pork Bulgogi

"This recipe is super easy and it's one of those meals that I now get asked to make all the time because it's so 'ono. Just add rice!" - Chef Nick Miguel, Chef de Cuisine
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup Koha Kochujang (Hot bean paste)
  • 1/2 cup Halm's Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 pound Pork belly, shabu shabu style
  • 1/2 Large sweet onion, 1/4" julienned
  • 2 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • Roasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Green onion (optional)
  • Kimchee or pickled onion (optional)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine Kochujang, Hawaiian BBQ Sauce, and water. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Add thinly sliced pork belly and sliced sweet onion to the marinade. Using your hands, mix until the pork belly and onions are completely coated. Let this marinade for 30 minutes before proceeding.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a non-stick pan over high heat. Add the marinated pork belly and onions. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring. If the sauce begins to stick to the pan, you can add a small amount of water to deglaze. (Optional: If using, add sliced green onions and sesame seeds at this point.)
  • Once the pork belly is fully cooked, remove from heat, transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately with white rice and your banchan of choice.

Chef Tips

  • If you prefer your bulgogi to be less spicy, you may reduce the amount of Kochujang by half.
  • For a sweeter flavor, you can substitute water with apple juice in the marinade.
  • The marinade can also be used for beef or thicker cuts of pork belly for grilling.
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