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Ideas for Bulgogi Tacos/Burritos

free sample addict aka Tracy L Sep 6, 2010 05:44 PM

Last month I had my first bulgogi burrito and I can't get it out of my mind. I have some marinade and a jar of kim chi to get me started. The burrito had kim chi, bugogi, fried rice, cilantro, and a slaw that had napa cabbage w/ a mayo dressing that actually brought it all together (I'm not big on mayo, but it worked). This will probably be a semi-homemade deal, for instance I will buy the fried rice, but probably make a slaw. I only saw a couple of recipes on the net; however, I need inspiration as to what to put in the tacos or burrito. I also have a few questions too, what kind of fried rice? There are two Thai places w/ great fried rice right near my house. Should I use Thai fried rice or is another type more appropriate? The majority of recipes call for sauteing the kim chi, I assume they use a vegetable oil. Lastly, do corn or flour tortillas work best for the tacos. PS how long do you think the smell of the kim chi takes to dissipate in a studio apt? I'm planning on enjoying my tacos next weekend, but I'm having some non chowish friends over one afternoon. I'm looking for creative combinations for the tacos/burritos. Thanks

  1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Sep 7, 2010 08:30 PM

    Thanks all, your suggestions are making my mouth water. I have a feeling I am going to be doing a lot of experimenting.

    1. JungMann Sep 7, 2010 07:31 AM

      Sautee kimchi in bacon grease and puree until fairly smooth. Set aside. Prepare napa slaw with cilantro, scallions, cucumber, lime juice and creme fraiche. Chill. Assemble tacos by filling a heated corn tortilla with a piece of red lettuce, warm bulgogi, kimchi fried rice, napa slaw and drizzling with the kimchi salsa. Top with shredded mild cheddar cheese.

      As per your other questions, usually I saute kimchi in pork fat. I think it highlights the sweetness of the vegetables better. Unless you are sauteeing a kilo of kimchi in a ton of lard, the smell should not linger. As for the rice, I would use something mild like kimchi fried rice or even a simple vegetable fried rice.

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      1. re: JungMann
        cowboyardee Sep 7, 2010 08:36 PM

        That sounds fantastic. Thankyou.

      2. hannaone Sep 7, 2010 02:07 AM


        The recipe there is for a chicken taco, but would work with beef or pork - just substitute the appropriate broth for the meat if using broth in the marinade.

        1. Miss Needle Sep 6, 2010 10:43 PM

          I think sauteeing kimchi with lard would be most excellent.

          1. soypower Sep 6, 2010 09:51 PM

            I remember finding this recipe for kalbi tacos when the whole Kogi Taco Truck sort of blew up. I've never had the original, but this version sounds great!


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