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Jeyuk Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry)

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My recent weekend was very busy cooking up lots of dishes for my husband’s birthday. We ended up celebrating it for 3 days from Saturday to Monday. Imagine how much cooking I did! (We invited other people over for dinner of course too).

I’ve been asking him for about a month which restaurants he would like to go to, but he’s been saying ‘I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it.’ When I asked him again a few days before his birthday he told me, ‘I don’t mind eating Jeyuk (Korean spicy pork stir-fry) and Buchimgae (Korean pancakes) at home (*with a cheeky grin*)’.

I rolled my eyes. Jeyuk Bokkeum and Buchimgae is his favourite food in the whole world. I don’t know why he became so obsessive about these two Korean dishes. I even bet that he will wake up in the middle of night if I say, ‘let’s have some Jeyuk now’. 😀

Just want to note that my version of Jeyuk bokkeum contains lots of vegetables along with rice cakes. You can also make a minimalistic version of this with onion and carrots as your only vegetables. (This could be spicier as there is less vegetable juice to dilute naturally)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my recipe! Just you know, it this tastes even better when you cook it in a cast-iron wok or outdoor BBQ grill!

P.S. Also, check out my spicy pork bulgogi rice bowl recipe. It’s similar to this dish but slightly different. 😉

Ingredients for Korean Spicy Pork, 4 to 5 servings

Meat

  • 800g / 1.76 pounds Korean pork belly slices (Samgyeopsal), cut into bite size pieces

Korean Spicy Pork Marinades (mix these in a blender or food processor)

  • 4 Tbsp gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar (I used raw sugar)
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp gochugaru (Korean chili flakes)
  • 60 g (2.1 ounces) red apple (Fuji, Royal Gala and Pink lady is suitable for this)
  • 60 g (2.1 ounces) brown onion
  • 4 sprinkles of ground black pepper

Vegetables & Others

  • 10 perilla leaves, cut into strips
  • 1/2 large onion (90 g / 3.2 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrots (100 g / 3.5 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 1/6 small cabbage (180 g / 6.3 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 12 Korean rice cakes (110 g / 3.9 ounces), separated (if they are stuck to each other) and soaked in warm water for 10 to 20 mins to soften
  • Some cooking oil

*1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 cup = 250 ml

**If you want to learn more about Korean ingredients, check this 30 essential Korean cooking ingredients list!

How to Make Jeyuk Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir Fry) 

1. Put the meat in a big bowl and add the marinades. Mix them well. Marinate the meat for at least 30 mins. (I marinated my meat overnight to deepen the flavour and tenderness. Refrigerate until needed.)

2. Separate the rice cakes (if they are stuck to each other). If they were kept in the fridge, soak them in warm/hot water for 10 to 20 mins to soften.

Jeyuk-bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry) before cooking up

3. Heat the wok on high heat and add some oil. Add all the prepared ingredients together and stir them occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium half way through.

Jeyuk-bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry) cooking in the wok 4. Once all ingredients are cooked serve them with some steamed rice.

Korean Spicy Marinated Pork (Jeyuk Bokkeum) | MyKoreanKitchen.com


Korean Spicy Marinated Pork (Jeyuk Bokkeum) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Jeyuk Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry)

Korean spicy pork stir fry recipe
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 55 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 to 5
Calories: 941
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen

Ingredients

Meat

  • 800 g Korean pork belly slices Samgyeopsal

Korean Spicy Pork Marinades (mix these in a bowl well)

  • 4 Tbsp gochujang (korean chili paste)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar , I used raw sugar
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp gochugaru (korean chili flakes)
  • 60 g red apple (2.1 ounces), Fuji, Royal Gala and Pink lady is suitable for this
  • 60 g brown onion (2.1 ounces)
  • 4 sprinkles ground black pepper

Vegetables and Others

  • 10 leaves perilla leaves , cut into strips
  • 90 g onion (3.2 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 100 g carrots (3.5 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 180 g cabbage (6.3 ounces), thinly sliced
  • 110 g Korean rice cakes (3.9 ounces), separated (if they are stuck to each other) and soaked in warm water for 10 to 20 mins to soften
  • Some cooking oil

Instructions

  • Put the meat in a big bowl and add the marinades. Mix them well. Marinate the meat for at least 30 mins. (I marinated my meat overnight to deepen the flavour and tenderness. Refrigerate until needed.)
  • Separate the rice cakes (if they are stuck to each other). If they were kept in the fridge, soak them in warm/hot water for 10 to 20 mins to soften.
  • Heat the wok on high heat and add some oil. Add all the prepared ingredients together and stir them occasionally. Reduce the heat to medium half way through.
  • Once all ingredients are cooked serve them with some steamed rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 941kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 85g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 604mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3540IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: May 13, 2019

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the creator of My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

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28 thoughts on “Jeyuk Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Pork Stir-Fry)”

  1. Hi Sue…

    This by right looks de~licious but alas I don’t eat pork because of my religion. So if I were to substitute the meat which one would be better chicken, beef or lamb? Thank you dear

  2. Hello there, I was wondering if Asian pear could be substituted in for the apple? I think it has a slightly stronger tenderizing effect, as well as a more subtle sweetness

    • Absolutely! I love Asian pear! They are the best kind of tenderiser. I use apple because asian pear is not readily available for me. Enjoy! 🙂

  3. Hi Sue,

    made this for a BBQ party we hosted.
    First time cooking Korean food myself and this was incredible, made it using pork neck. and it did a great job of soaking up the flavor.
    by far the stand out dish of the day (year)!
    thanks for the great website and great recipes!

  4. Hello Sue!
    I’m here! Great site. I was perusing all your recipes and I want to try a lot already hihi! Now I can’t blame your husband for being obsess with jeyuk. By the looks of it my hubs and I will love it too.
    Happy belated birthday to your hubs!
    Malou

  5. Hey Sue~ This is my husband’s favorite dish too. I haven’t made it for him in a while. And his birthday is right around the corner too! Jeyuk bokkeum will definitely make him a happy camper. This looks delicious! Happy belated birthday to your husband! 🙂

    • Yes, it is very hearty dish! This will always be my husband’s special food. LOL…If you don’t mind spicy food, you should give it a try. 🙂

    • Thanks Amy, Is your husband a good cook? Maybe show some of your YouTube video tutorials so he can make something nice for your next birthday. 😉

  6. Sue, I must tell you that only reading the ingredients (gochujang, pork, sesame, perilla….) I have started longing for a Korean stir-fried dish and of course the photograph of the final result looks terrific (it reminds me of the pork bulgogi I often prepare but on a frying pan). I have all the ingredients, even perilla and rice cakes!, but my pork is lean (loin), maybe I could give it a try anyway. You have given me such a big appetite for hot and sweet Korean food!
    Your husband is really lucky! 3 days of birthday’s celebration??? This is what I will order for myself for next year!

    • Hehe Sissi, I hope you get to have your 3 days of birthday celebration next year! & Why not give this recipe a try? You already have everything on your hands. Tell us how you go!

  7. Happy Birthday to your husband! 3 day birthday celebration sounds good, and he’s so lucky to have you as wife! I hope you have a chance to take pictures for blogging material while you are cooking! 😀 This looks yummy!!

    • Thanks Nami, I passed on your and Hyosun’s birthday regards to him. Unfortunately, I only got this post for my blogging material. I cooked too much to keep track of what was going on around the kitchen. 😀 Maybe next time.

  8. Hi Sue – I’d love to have this with buchimgae for my birthday. I think your husband had a right idea. Your jeyuk bokkeum with lots of vegetables looks delicious. Happy birthday to him! Also, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me nice comments.

    • Thanks Hyosun! He was very happy to have jeyuk and buchimgae for his birthday. And I love visiting your blog! You food looks very authentic! 🙂

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