Saturday, October 16, 2010

Korean Pork Bulgogi and Potato Side Dish

This dish is inspired by Korean Restaurant SAM HAWK on 660 N Freedom Blvd, Provo, UT (801) 377-7766. If you go I highly recommend the beef (sweet) and pork (spicy) Bulgogi and that you call ahead and place your order so you don't have to wait. If you haven't had Korean food before this is an excellent place to begin. The food is delicious and these dishes are somewhat similar to food I've had at some Chinese restaurants, so nothing strange. Also they serve everything with free appetizers and they are refillable. I love this place!! These dishes cost around 9.00. Sooooo because I can't go there whenever I want I found this recipe and it is a great substitute for their dishes.

2 Lbs. Pork Roast, sliced paper thin
1/3 C Soy Sauce
1/4 C Sugar
3 T Honey
4 T Rice Wine Vinegar
5 T Sesame Oil
1 Med. Onion, chopped
2 T Garlic, minced
1 T Red Pepper Sauce
1 t. Liquid Smoke
1 Large Ziploc Bag
2 t Sesame Seeds

  1. Slice the Roast into paper thin slices. It is easier to do this when the roast is semi frozen and you have a very sharp knife, or if you get the butcher to do it that would be awesome
  2. Combine  2 T of the sesame oil and all other ingredients except sesame seeds into the Ziploc bag.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes, up to 24 hours.
  4. In a large skillet put in 2 T sesame oil and heat to med high heat
  5. Once pan is hot add meat  mixture and cook for 5-7 minutes, separating meat so pieces all cook evenly and do not stick together.
  6. Remove all liquid in pan 
  7. Add 1 T sesame oil
  8. Cook until meat is browned remove from pan and top with sesame seeds
  9. Serve with Rice and whole lettuce leaves, to be eaten lettuce wrap style if desired
Potato Side Dish
This recipe tastes EXACTLY like the potatoes at Sam Hawk. I have spent over a year trying to figure it out. Last time I was there I got the missing puzzle to the recipe, Steamed potatoes. Who steams potatoes? I guess they do. Steaming gives them the exact texture you need to have them taste right. So don't even think about boiling them! They will be all wrong and you will regret it!
3-4 Potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 C Water
4 T Sugar
2T Corn Syrup
1 T Garlic, minced
2 1/2 T Soy Sauce
1/8 t salt
3 T Vegetable Oil
  1. Steam potatoes for 30 minutes or until soft
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl, add steamed potatoes
  3. Put in fridge and marinate at least 4-5 hours best when marinated for 8-24 hours.
  4. Remove from sauce and serve cold, some like them warmed a bit, just remove from sauce and microwave until temperature desired
Here is a picture of the red pepper sauce, so you can find it at the store.


    1. It is even better than it looks. YUMMY!!! Thanks AMY!!!

    2. My oh my! I am so excited that you have a blog of your delishousness! Now post that curry thing that I have only dreamed about for 5 years! oh and that one with coconut milk. or is it the same recipe?

    3. I have been looking for a recipe for these potatoes and pork bulgogi for a while now - also inspired by Sam Hawk! That place is FANTASTIC. Thanks for the potato recipe!

    4. Ok what Curry thing are you talking about? At least tell me what color it was.