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I think your Friday meal sounds just splendid!


How do you make bulgogi lettuce wraps? They sound really good.


For the bulgogi lettuce wraps, the easiest thing to do is to buy thinly sliced rib-eye from your local asian market. If you can't do that, you have a couple of options: look in your regular supermarket for beef that has been thinly sliced for stirfry or stroganoff, or buy a large rib-eye or two and thinly slice it your self.

Marinate the beef in bulgogi marinate (you can google this, it's like a teriyaki marinade).

Then grill or pan-fry meat. Eat by placing meat and rice on a large lettuce leaf (green or red leaf works best) wrap like a taco and eat. If you are near a Korean market you can pick up some spicy chili/soybean paste sauce to go with it.

Pamela Hornik

Have you ever thought of giving cooking lessons ? I read this all and want to cry-- I can not cook.You are inspiring me to want to learn.


I love bulgogi - but I've never tried to make it myself, although I've always been temped to try. That's what we had for Christmas dinner a couple years back when Nate and I visited some of his family in CA. His sister promised us a huge ham dinner, then left us high and dry - so a cousin rescued us with a little homemade Bulgogi. (Nate is 1/2 Korean.) It was great.

That bean paste, is it called Go-chi-jon? (I'm spelling it the way I call it!)

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