When you teach ESL students and host them at your home, knowing some of their traditional dishes sometimes helps with homesickness. Having familiar food “from home” always makes life in a new country a little more comfortable. Of course, the students eat everything we offer and not just food from their country. We have a wide variety of dishes like Shepherd’s Pie, lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Pad Thai, Pho, sushi, etc…
One of our favourite dishes is Korean Beef Bulgogi.
I thought I’d post the recipe on my blog, since about a dozen people have asked me to e-mail them the recipe!
Beef (sirloin or any other prime cut), thinly sliced
onion, thinly sliced
carrot, Julienned/matchstick cut
green pepper, thinly sliced
green onion, chopped
salt and black pepper
* Note: I do not use measurements, but just cook by taste.
In a large bowl, put thinly sliced beef and all ingredients. Mix together and let marinate. Overnight is best, but if you don’t have time, even 20 minutes will do.
On high heat, cook all ingredients in a large pan or wok. The trick to very tender meat is high heat and cooking the meat fast.
Once the meat and vegetables are cooked, serve on top of a bed of rice. You can sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top as a garnish if you wish!