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Jeyuk Bokkeum (Dwaejigogi Bokkeum) – Korean Stir-Fry Spicy Pork


Jeyuk bokkeum 제육볶음 or also known as dwaejigogi bokkeum 돼지고기볶음 is Korean stir-fry spicy pork dish. It’s one of my ultimate favorite Korean dish because it’s pork belly (hello?) and because I’m a spicy gal. Not only that, it’s so easy to make. All you have to do is mix everything in a bowl and cook it for about 10 minutes.

Jeyuk Bokkeum
Heavenly!

Let’s cook.

Ingredients
Some of the ingredients. Clockwise from left: chopped onion, minced ginger, chopped garlic, chopped green chilies and spring onions, sliced pork belly.

Add All Ingredients In A Bowl
Add pork belly, onion, garlic, green chili, spring onions, gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil and ground black pepper in a mixing bowl.

Mix Well
Mix everything up.

Stir-Fry
In medium heat, add the mixed ingredients. Cook until pork belly is done and the onions are translucent and mushy. Finally add a big pinch of roasted sesame seeds.

It’s best eaten with rice or wrap with lettuce leaves. YuM!

Jeyuk Bokkeum
You can use thick slab of pork belly. I prefer mine thin like this. 🙂

Jeonju Moju Rice Wine
This is a bottle of Jeonju’s rice wine called moju 모주. It’s a mild liquor of makgeolli with herbs (include cinnamon). I bought this from my South Korea’s trip in Jeonju. Why am I showing this to you? Because…

Jeyuk Bokkeum with Jeonju Moju
Best combination: jeyuk bokkeum with moju!!! Oh yeah. 🙂

Jeyuk Bokkeum 제육볶음 (Dwaejigogi Bokkeum 돼지고기볶음) – Korean Stir-Fry Spicy Pork
Adapted from Maangchi
Serves 4

300g pork belly (slice into ~ 1 inch wide)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 green chili, chopped
2 stalks spring onions, chopped
1/4 cup gochujang (hot pepper paste)
1 tablespoon gochugaru (hot pepper flakes)
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 big pinch of roasted sesame seeds

Optional – you can add carrots and capsicum too.

Method:
1. In a mixing bowl, add pork belly, onion, garlic, green chili, spring onions, gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil and ground black pepper. Mix well. Let it marinate for about 10 minutes to 30 minutes.

2. Heat a pan over medium heat.

3. Add the mixed ingredients into the pan and stir-fry until pork belly is cooked thoroughly. The onion will look translucent and mushy when it’s done.

4. Plate it and add a big pinch of roasted sesame seeds on top. Serve with rice, lettuce and kimchi.

Enjoy!

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