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Kalbi Bowl
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Korean Kalbi Bowl with Spring Onion Salad

A quick weeday dinner idea: Kalbi and Spring Onions over rice! 
Course: Easy
Servings: 1 person


Kalbi Beef Strips

  • Beef - 150 grams use your favorite steak cut
  • Onion - ¼ a whole
  • Soy sauce - 1.5 Tablespoons
  • Minced garlic - 1 Tablespoon
  • Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
  • Mirin - 1 Tablespoon optional
  • Black pepper - few shakes

Spring Onion Salad

  • Spring Onion - 1 stalk forearm length, use white and green portion
  • Gochugaru Korean red chili flakes - 1 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce - 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Vinegar - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame oil - ½ teaspoon


Prep Korean Kalbi

  • Cut beef into thin strips. Best to slice the meat against the grain (reference video). Cut the onion into thin strips as well
  • Make the marinade: Mix soy sauce, minced garlic, sugar, mirin, and black pepper thoroughly.
  • Place meat strips into marinade. Let it soak for 15-30 minutes. (30 minutes is best, but 15 is ok if you are in a rush :) )

Make Spring Onion Salad

  • Cut the spring onion stalk into finger-length pieces. Collect the white stalks - and split each piece down the middle. Stack each layer on top of each other. Then make very thin Julienne slices. Repeat for the green stalk pieces as well.
  • Fill a mixing bowl with very cold water. Put the spring onion slices in and let it soak for 15 minutes.
  • Now let make sauce: Mix gochugaru, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and sesame oil thoroughly together. 
  • After 15 minutes, drain the spring onion slices and let them drip-off excess water. Then place them in a mixing bowl. Put the sauce in and mix thoroughly. Salad is ready!

Grill meat and make Bowl

  • Put frying pan on high heat. Put some oil in.
  • Once oil is hot, place meat pieces in. Then add onion slices.
  • Cook meat to your preference. Turn off heat. Set aside
  • Take out a bowl. Put some rice on the bottom. Add a layer of spring onion slices. Then add beef strips and onions on top. Enjoy!


  • See video below for more details