This Asian-Mexican fusion street food is all the rage in cities across America. From Takorean in DC to the original Korean Taco at Kogi Korean BBQ Food Truck in LA, this food fad is bringing new meaning to the quick lunch. Savory meat, spicy kimchi, and a portable tortilla make for the best of both worlds. Now you can make it without waiting all day for food truck novices to order.

Bulgogi Beef

  • Prep Time:1 hour 40 minutes
  • Cook Time:7 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour 47 minutes
  • Servings:3
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/4 cup grated pear
  • 1/2 cup grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 lb. beef sirloin
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Black pepper (to taste)
Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Step 1

Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, sesame oil, pear, onion, garlic, ginger and pepper in a large bowl with a wisk. Leave it to rest for 30 minutes.

Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Step 2

Slice the beef thinly using a sharp knife.

#SpoonTip: Cut against the grain (perpendicular to the striations in the meat) for the best result.

Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Step 3

Add the beef to the marinade and refrigerate for at least an hour. The more time, the better.

Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Step 4

Heat the oil in a skillet on high and sear the meat for 7 minutes, or until medium doneness.

Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Step 5

#SpoonTip: If you have any marinade left, put it on the stove on medium heat to make a killer sauce. Pour the reduced sauce over the meat for extra flavor.

Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Korean Taco

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:3
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Bulgogi Beef (see above)
  • 12 6 inch corn tortillas
  • 1 cup kimchi
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Sriracha (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro (for garnish)
Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin

Step 1

Combine the lime juice and sour cream to make a killer condiment.

Photo by Faith Engstrom
Photo by Faith Engstrom

Step 2

Heat up two tortillas in a pan, heap on some of that awesome bulgogi beef and top with kimchi, sour cream, sriracha, cilantro and sesame seeds to your liking.

Photo by Benjamin Martin
Photo by Benjamin Martin