How can you prepare a Korean barbeque at home?
- Have Your Gear Ready
- Make A Grocery List
- Prepare Your Meat
- Preheat the Grill
Korean culture has taken the world by storm and influenced multiple countries, including the Philippines. This impact was not only caused by their catchy K-Pop music or their heartfelt K-Dramas, but also by their delicious food. There has been a rise in the number of Korean restaurants around the country. Korean barbecue grills are found all over the streets and malls of Metro Manila. People can’t seem to get enough of their grilled marinated beef, pork, and other types of meat.
There may be times you find yourself craving this cuisine, and luckily, there is a way to have Korean BBQ at home on a grill
. With just one simple gear and a few ingredients, you can pull off a Korean dinner with your friends and family any time you want.
Have Your Gear Ready
With just one simple appliance, you and your family will be able to recreate your favorite Korean barbeque in your own home. Bring out your inner chef and enjoy grilling meat and preparing your favorite Korean soups on Hanabishi’s HOTPOT BBQ GRILLER HHOTBBQ 100
. Experience just how they prepare the iconic dishes from your favorite Korean restaurants.
Indoor grillers are a huge convenience. Not only can you enjoy Korean dishes without leaving your home, but it’s also easy to cook with. A hotpot BBQ griller has a fast-heating element, making it easier for you to prepare grilled meat for the whole family. Indoor grillers
also don’t require gas stoves, so it is safe for children. And last, but definitely not the least, a BBQ griller is non-stick and easy to clean.
Make A Grocery List
Once you have your griller ready, it's time to hit the grocery store and secure everything you need for your Korean barbecue night. There are various styles of meat
you can recreate with just a few ingredients in your nearest grocery store. The traditional Korean barbeque calls for pork (samgyupsal) and thinly marinated slices of beef (bulgogi).
Due to the popularity of Korean food these days, some grocery stores have them pre-packed for your convenience. If not, you can always ask your butcher to slice your meat catered to the thickness of your liking. For authentic potent flavor and a hint of sweetness, purchase a Korean BBQ marinade.
When you have your meat in the cart, it’s time to choose your side dishes
or your banchan
. This completely depends on you and your family’s preference. While there are a number of side dishes that you can get your hands on, the most familiar Korean BBQ side dishes in the Philippines are:
Kimchi: fermented cabbage with spices that give out a tangy and slightly sweet flavor
Gochujang: a spicy chili sauce to dip your cooked meat into to give it extra spice and tastiness
Lettuce: one common way to eat meat other than with rice. Meat and kimchi are wrapped with fresh lettuce leaves
Soup broth: If your grill comes with a soup dish, purchasing some broth can come in handy for you to refresh your tastebuds
Other optional side dishes you can purchase at Korean grocery stores: Pickled Radishes, Korean Kale, Sweetened Potato, and Korean Pancake
Prepare Your Meat and Banchan
Once you get home, it's time to prepare the star of the show, the meat! You can start by marinating your selected meat a day before having your Korean BBQ feast
. If you’re limited on time, you can marinate it for at least fifteen minutes just to enhance the flavors. A prime suggestion is to purchase thin cuts of meat for it to be thoroughly cooked in a short amount of time.
Prepare the banchan that you’ve bought and place them on your table. For a more authentic Korean BBQ feast, place them in small dishes around the grill. In addition to that, you can also cook and eat with tongs and chopsticks.
Preheat the Grill
One final step before having your Korean BBQ dinner is to preheat the grill. Since your grill is electric and easy to use, preheating won’t have to take so much of your time. It would be more convenient if the grill you have comes with an adjustable temperature knob
. An indicator light would also be useful to help you regulate the heat coming from the stove and know when it's ready to be cooked on.
After completing all of these steps, you’re finally ready and good to go! Gather your friends and family at the dinner table and enjoy the Korean barbecue experience in the comfort of your own home and cook the night away. With one simple appliance
and a quick grocery run, you will be able to enjoy Korean BBQ at home on a grill with your friends and family.