Buldak is a spicy chicken dish that is becoming very popular amongst the younger generation of Koreans everywhere. Its popularity has been attributed to both its unique flavors and spiciness. Keep in mind, the term bul means fire in Korean and dak is chicken, so it can get quite spicy in taste.

Ingredients

For chicken:

  • 6 ((de-boned)/2 Chicken drum sticks/ Chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Traditional corn syrup (substitution honey)
  • 2 Tbsp Cheong ju (clear rice wine similar to Japanese sake)
  • 1 stalk Green onion
  • To taste Black pepper
  • As preference Olive oil
  • As preference Sesame seeds (optional), roasted

For marinating sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp Gochugaru (red chili pepper flakes)
  • 2 Alapenos
  • 1/2 Cup Korean pear (substitution asian pear)
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 3 Tbsp Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Spicy yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Mul yut (substitution honey)

 

Direction

  1. Rinse chicken drum sticks in cold water and de-done meat with a sharp knife.
  2. Cut into 4 even pieces per leg drum -OR- rinse chicken breasts in cold water and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. .In a large bowl, mix chicken with soy sauce, sugar, mul yut (substitution honey), cheong ju and ground pepper.
  4. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Puree all marinating sauce ingredients together in a blender.
  6. Once completed, leave aside for later use.
  7. On a non-stick frying pan or skillet, cook prepared chicken over medium heat until meat is just short of desired completion.
  8. Take out chicken only and leave excess ingredients in frying pan or skillet.
  9. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix chicken with blended sauce from steps 2 & 3.
  10. In the same frying pan or skillet, add olive oil to taste and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes in medium high heat.
  11. Serve hot on plate.