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Jeyuk Bokeum {Korean Spicy Pork}

Jeyuk Bokeum {Korean Spicy Pork}

I have so many favorite Korean food – but I must really like this recipe because I ate it three nights in a row! We had some guests over one night and made this for them. They’re not Korean, and definitely not used to the Korean spicy food but they handled it very well and actually loved it!


Jeyuk Bokeum (Korean spicy pork stirfry) is a great entree that my mom used to make pretty often. I am not a huge fan of pork except this dish. Pork in this recipe is thinly sliced and I love how spicy and sweet it is.


Jeyuk Bokeum is probably just as popular as Bulgogi or Galbi in Korea. It’s also so easy to make at home, too. Jeyuk Bokeum is also great with rice, too. A lot of people eat it with rice in it, too, and it becomes spicy pork fried rice. So good!


To get your pork thinly sliced, just ask someone at the meat counter at your grocery store. Ask them to slice it as thin as possible. That way, pork is tender and the meat marinates well, too.


To make the sauce: Combine gochujang (Korean pepper paste), gochugaru (Korean pepper flakes), soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, Korean corn syrup, sake, sesame oil, black pepper, ginger powder, and minced garlic in medium bowl. Set aside. Prepare 1 1/2 lbs thinly sliced pork loin. Heat large pan over medium high heat and add the pork, then the sauce. Stir together and cook.


Add chopped red chili pepper and green onions and stir well.


Jeyuk Bokeum {Korean Spicy Pork}

  • 1½ lbs pork loin, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons gochujang
  • 6 tablespoons gochugaru
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Korean corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 red chili pepper, chopped
  • sesame seeds, optional

  1. In small bowl, combine gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, corn syrup, sesame oil, black pepper, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Heat pork in large pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add the sauce over the pork and stir well and cook until the pork is fully cooked. If the sauce is too thick, then add about ¼ cup water and stir well.
  4. Add the green onions and chili pepper and stir well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


10 Responses to “Jeyuk Bokeum {Korean Spicy Pork}”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I love how quick and easy this is to make! And yes, give me a bowl of rice and some banchan and I can eat this 3x in a week too!

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    Lynna — September 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    YES. I love spicy pork. I can just eat it instead of beef at kbbq! :D Looks delicious~

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — September 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I’ve never tried making a dish like this at home and it looks fabulous! We’re all about pork in my household, so I’ll save your recipe for the next time we make it!

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    Sarah Jones — January 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm


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    KW — June 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I tried this recipe tonight and it is very good! It was the first time I have attempted cooking a Korean dish and I will keep the recipe for the future.

  6. #
    Mike — September 30, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I love spicy pork. I hope this freezes well because I’m the only one in the family that can take the heat and want to make a huge batch. Then foodsaver smaller portions that i can heat up and make some rice with. I’ll always remember how hot it was at the Katusa snack bar. Here in the states, nobody makes it that hot.

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    Wendy — January 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    i made this for dinner today and it was a winner. I was studying abroad in korea for a semester and i really miss the food, culture and the people. eating this just brings back so many memories. Thank you :)


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