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Bulgogi Spring Rolls With Sweet Ssamjang Sauce

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Bulgogi spring rolls with sweet ssamjang sauce is a delicious Korean and Southeast Asian fusion dish created with popular Korean BBQ beef bulgogi. It’s light, fresh, and moreish!

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Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)

I love Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) and I know how much you love it too. The slightly salty, sweet and savoury flavour is hard to resist!

Nowadays, I make Bulgogi at least once a week at home, so finding a creative way to serve Bulgogi is another fun part of being a food blogger. 😉

In the past, I have shared Bulgogi Pizza, Bulgogi Rice Burger, Bulgogi Taco and Bulgogi Kimbap recipes, so I urge you to check them out if you haven’t already. Because you are missing out on something great!

Bulgogi Spring Rolls with Sweet Ssamjang Sauce

Today, I’m sharing another creative way to enjoy Bulgogi using rice paper wrappers. I would call it Bulgogi spring rolls, but you could call it Bulgogi salad rolls or Bulgogi summer rolls, whichever appeals to you more.

Deliciously marinated Bulgogi is briefly cooked over a stove (you can use an outdoor BBQ grill if you want!) then served on prepared rice paper, lettuce, Korean perilla leaves, cucumber and carrots. These give a really nice crunchy texture as well as giving a balanced meal option.

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They can be served warm or cold, so you can make them ahead of time as well.  Perfect as a party food! (You could organise it as a DIY party so that you don’t need to do all the hard work of rolling it and making it pretty.) 😉

While Bulgogi spring rolls themselves are pretty great on their own, they taste even better when they are served with sweet ssamjang sauce.

If you are familiar with Korean BBQ, you have probably heard of Ssamjang. It’s a spicy Korean dipping sauce that’s used for dipping BBQ meat. Though regular Ssamjang sauce won’t go well with these spring rolls as they are a bit too thick and may overpower the taste. So I diluted it a bit so that you can enjoy it with these delicious rolls.

I think pairing the rolls with the sweet ssamjang is a must try because I think they are an awesome combination. It may grow on you! I hope you enjoy my recipe.

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Ingredients for Bulgogi Spring Rolls (2 to 3 servings)

Main

  • 600g/1.3 pounds Bulgogi (marinated Korean BBQ beef)
  • 14 rice paper sheets (21 cm / 8.3 inches)
  • 14 perilla leaves, stem removed (if you can’t find it, it can be omitted)
  • 28 lettuce leaves (buttercup lettuce, baby cos lettuce or Korean lettuce etc), stem removed
  • 1 English cucumber, seeds removed & julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • Warm water
  • (Optional) colourful capsicums/bell peppers, julienned

Dipping sauce ; Sweet Ssamjang sauce (mix these well in a bowl)

*1 Tbsp = 15 ml

** If you want to learn more about Korean cooking ingredients, check my essential Korean cooking ingredients list!

How to Make Bulgogi Spring Rolls

  1. On medium-high heat, cook the marinated Bulgogi meat in a skillet.
  2. Place all the prepared ingredients on the table/kitchen bench and get ready for rolling.
  3. Put some warm water in a large bowl and soak a sheet of rice paper in it until it softens (5 to 10 secs). Be careful not to tear the rice paper by over softening. Transfer the rice paper onto a board and place the lettuce leaves (2 per roll), perilla leaf (1 per roll), Bulgogi, cucumber and carrot on top. Bring the bottom edge of the rice paper tightly over the filling and roll once. Close in both sides of the rice paper then continue to roll from bottom to top until the top of the rice paper is reached. Repeat with the remaining rice paper sheets and fillings.
  4. (You may slice the rolls into half to present it nicely.) Serve the rolls with the sweet ssamjang sauce.

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Note

The spring rolls can be made with pork or chicken. Also if you want, you can make it using spicy pork bulgogi.


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Bulgogi Spring Rolls with Sweet Ssamjang Sauce

How to make bulgogi spring rolls with sweet ssamjang sauce
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: bulgogi, spring rolls, ssamjang
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

MAIN

  • 600 g bulgogi (1.3 pounds), marinated Korean BBQ beef
  • 14 rice paper sheets (21 cm / 8.3 inches)
  • 14 leaves perilla , stem removed (if you can’t find it, it can be omitted)
  • 28 leaves lettuce , (buttercup lettuce or baby cos lettuce or Korean lettuce etc), stem removed
  • 1 English cucumber seeds removed & julienned
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • warm water , to soften the rice paper
  • bell peppers julienned (optional)

DIPPING SAUCE ; SWEET SSAMJANG SAUCE (MIX THESE WELL IN A BOWL)

Instructions

  • On medium-high heat, cook the marinated Bulgogi meat in a skillet.
  • Place all the prepared ingredients on the table/kitchen bench and get ready for rolling.
  • Put some warm water in a large bowl and soak a rice paper sheet in it until it softens (5 to 10 secs). Be careful not to tear the rice paper by over softening. Transfer the rice paper onto a board and place the lettuce leaves (2 per roll), perilla leaf (1 per roll), Bulgogi, cucumber and carrot on top. Bring the bottom edge of the rice paper tightly over the filling and roll once. Close in both sides of the rice paper then continue to roll from bottom to top until the top of the rice paper is reached. Repeat with the remaining rice paper sheets and fillings.
  • (You may slice the rolls into half to present it nicely.) Serve the rolls with the sweet ssamjang sauce.

Notes

1 Tbsp = 15 ml 

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 84.2% | Vitamin C: 9.4% | Calcium: 6.3% | Iron: 11.4%
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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: May 13, 2019

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23 thoughts on “Bulgogi Spring Rolls With Sweet Ssamjang Sauce”

  1. Hello! Will it be okay if I made it the night before and served it the day after? And if I make it the night before, is it okay if I leave it out on the countertop?

  2. Hi ya, congratulations on such a great recipe. It was such a hit!!! I will try many more. thx for uploading great info!

    korean mamas boy in Toronto

  3. Congrats, you made me drool on my shirt.

    Food chat on IRC led to Bulgogi, which led to Google, which led to image search, which led to this page.

    Good lord, that looks good. Site bookmarked, plans to lose weight abandoned.

    ~Never trust a skinny chef~

  4. This is complete torture…. my mouth is watering!! I can’t wait for it to be morning so that I can go grocery shopping…gotta have this for dinner asap! Thanks for posting this great idea 🙂

  5. Thanks Sue for this great idea. I made my rolls with spicy pork, perilla leaves, cucumber, carrots, and micro-greens/sprouts. I sent these off with my husband for work and he called me in the middle of the afternoon raving about it. This recipe is a definite keeper in our house.

  6. The first time I tried this(wollam sam is the general word?)was with my wife and her Korean friends in Melbourne.

    They had Koreanised it,so the chicken had been fried in a gochujang sauce.We had it with pineapple,tomatoe,cucumber,sliced egg-roll and carrot.

    We still make it sometimes in Korea though we try to make it more SE Asian.Difficult to find coriander though.

  7. Kat, try it and tell me how you think!

    JG, I know! it is very simple to make but it tastes so good. It is very morish.

    Tigerfish, thank you. It was a bit hard to capture the inside ingredients with my lens. Because I didn’t roll them properly. Yet I got better on the second try 🙂

    Mary, Ha! I didn’t quite finish eating the Bulgogi, however I did eat some while I was making some wraps. It is just irresistible!

  8. I recently made Spring Rolls with Dweji Bulgogi. We didn’t even need dipping sauce b/c the dweji bulgogi has so much flavor! I put dweji bulgogi, lettuce, rice noodles, and green bell peppers in mine. Very simple, but I think it tasted good.

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