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Freshly chopped garlic in a homemade bulgogi sauce.

All Purpose Korean Bulgogi Sauce

Rich depth of flavour and the perfect balance of savoury and sweet. This 8 ingredient Korean bulgogi sauce is THE marinade to turn to when you want big flavour and effortlessly tender beef.
Course Basics, Condiment
Cuisine Korean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 367kcal
Cost $3



  • Mix all marinade ingredients (water, soy sauce, pear juice, sesame oil, sugar, garlic, ginger, black pepper) in a medium glass bowl.
    ½ cup water, 4 tbsp soy sauce, 4 tbsp pear juice, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp garlic, 2 tsp ginger, 1 tsp black pepper
  • Use as a marinade for beef bulgogi or chicken bulgogi.



  • Marinate Overnight – While you can start cooking your chosen dish after 10-30 minutes, the flavours will be so much richer if you allow it to marinate overnight.
  • Smooth Sauce - For an ultra smooth sauce, you can use a blender to really combine it all together.
  • Make it Spicy - Add a teaspoon of gochujang paste, gochugaru chilli flakes or even shichimi togarashi to amp up the heat!
  • Add Toasted Ground Sesame Seeds - For an extra depth of nutty, earthy flavour.


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 4035mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg