Crafted to recreate the complex, savory-sweet flavor of the Korean barbecue favorite, our Bulgogi Seasoning captures the rich, bright flavors of the dish’s signature marinade.
Balancing savory soy sauce and garlic with sweet brown sugar, tangy red miso, piquant red chile flakes, and zesty ginger, our artfully crafted Bulgogi Seasoning recreates the rich, authentic flavors of the Korean barbecue favorite, beef bulgogi.
Bulgogi, which translates to “fire meat,” is a centuries-old Korean tradition – thinly sliced meat, generally beef, is marinated then cooked using traditional grilling techniques. The meat’s complex marinade is a rich combination of ingredients that balances five key flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, sour, and bitter. Primarily, the marinade includes soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, pepper, and sometimes other ingredients like ginger, onions, chile flakes, or scallions. Additionally, rice wine or pear purée is often added to help tenderize the meat and add sweetness. Once the meat is seared and caramelized, bulgogi is typically served wrapped in fresh lettuce leaves, along with steamed rice and additional condiments like gochujang. Kalbi, or galbi, is another popular Korean barbecue dish that is prepared in a similar way with a similar marinade, but using short ribs instead of thinly sliced beef.
Our Bulgogi Seasoning captures the multifaceted flavor of both bulgogi and kalbi in a versatile dry seasoning, which can be used to add a rich, savory taste to almost any dish. Use Bulgogi Seasoning as a classic rub for meat, poultry, or seafood, incorporate it into batters for fried foods and breadings, or sprinkle it onto roasted vegetables for layers of vibrant, authentic flavor.