Bulgogi Sauce

Serve this with Bindae duk or its namesake: Bulgogi— marinated grilled beef.


  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed with salt to taste and 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. Chinese bean paste (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tsp. toasted, ground sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped spring onion
  • 1⁄2–1 tsp. chili sauce, optional

Mix all ingredients together. Taste to correct seasonings.

Recipe adapted from The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Soloman.