Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Grilled Marinated Chicken (Bul-gogi)

These days I'm a big fan of Korean wave like KDrama,KPop and KFood.If you are Kdrama lover you will know how addicted you can be when you continuous looking forward for the next episode or new drama whenever available.I was introduced to KDrama by my family 2 years ago when I visited Malaysia.At first I thought my family in Malaysia must be nut ,watching Kdrama without understanding what they are talking..But I was surprised the Kdrama was dubbed with Mandarin speaking language..I vagualy remember what is the first Kdrama I watched but I do remember I watched Coffee Prince 호점 in Mandarin..Honestly speaking I still prefer the original actor or actress speak hangul(Korean) rather then dubbed in other languages.Atleast I can enjoy the original voices of the actress or actor but of course it's must come with subtitle for me to understand the story.Long story short,while watching all these KDrama I was fascinating with their food especially after watching Dae Jang Geum aka Jewel in The Palace 大長今.So when I was shopping at Asian market I look for Korean sauce or spices to make Korean food at home .One of the sauce I bought is Bul-gogi sauce for pork.Bulgogi literally means "fire meat" in Korean .Bulgogi is one of Korea's most popular beef dishes.The sauce consist with a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, garlic, onions, ginger, wine and sugar.Since I don't eat beef I replaced with chicken.Bulgogi is traditionally grilled, but broiling or pan-cooking is common as well. This dish is usually served with a side of lettuce, spinach, or other leafy vegetable, which is used to wrap a slice of cooked meat, often times along with a dab of ssamjang, kimchi, or other side dishes, and then eaten as a whole. You can refer HERE for Bulgogi sauce recipe but since I bought ready mix sauce I just pour and use it to marinate the meat overnight.The outcome is really good!! The meat is tender soft and it's not quite spicy in taste but somewhat on the sweet side.

6 or more whole boneless chicken leg,cut stripe or chunk (Beef or Pork)
1 cup bulgogi sauce
1 tsp ground pepper *optional*
1 stalk lettuce,washed
4-5 tbsp oil
1:Mix chicken,ground pepper with bulgogi sauce in a large container .Marinated for 2 hour or longer.(I prefer overnight)
2:Heat aluminum skillet or pan with oil at medium heat.Placed marinated chicken into the pan,pan-fry each side until golden brown or cooked.
3:Remove chicken from pan and serve warm with lettuce wrap .


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

i like to watch 大長今 too, but never try to cook Korean dish at home, this chicken look so good, must try it one day.

MaryMoh said...

There's no Korean show here but I love Korean of my top favourites. Bulgogi is one of my best. Bulgogi is for beef.

tigerfish said...

I used to like Kdrama but of course only watched a few - 我爱金三顺 and 浪漫满屋 my fav! Then I stopped watching and not addicted anymore. Heh heh.

I prefer bulgogi with thin slices of meat but again...I seldom have bulgogi at all :O

Elin Chia said...

Delicious korean chicken dish! I was very influenced at one time...a crazy nut over these korean dramas :))

mycookinghut said...

hehhe.. the only kdrama was Winter Sonata.. it takes too much of my time so I quit lor.. the songs sticked to my head for a few days after though.. and I downloaded the songs too.. see..that's the power of Kdrama.. LOL
Anyway, I love this chicken... look so yum!!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you:) I understand korean food better after watching 大長今!! weird right?

you don't have to subcribe to any Korean channel in able to watch Kdrama...I watch kdrama online and it's free!! we have korean tv channel in cable here but I refused to paid for it!! hehehe!!

aiyoo...why not watching kdrama anymore..currantly I watch Prosecutor Princess ,Chuno, Assorted Gems and The Woman Who Still Wants To's pretty good!!

Thank you:) oh yea...I guess everyone in Msia love to watch kdrama..

thank you:> oh yes watching kdrama take alot of time if you're addicted to it! yes winter sonata is still the greatest Kdrama all the time even it's 10 year they make WS animation since Japanese love it!! Japs love BYJ!! I download few BOF ost in my cell phone too..

FoodTherapy4Me said...

Love kdrama!! Have you seen Only You!?!?! Pretty good sub titles...and involves food :O)

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