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Bulgogi Don

By Mark Wilson

Hey guys! It’s been awhile between recipes so you must be getting pretty Nihongry, but here’s something I found in a little book called 100 Yen Don-Bon. It has a bunch of recipes that are all donburi (a bowl of rice with food on top), all 100 yen or under, and all doable in 3 steps! This one’s a little bit Korean, a little bit Japanese, and a lot delicious.

Serves: 1


  • 80g pork
  • ¼ onion
  • 1/10 carrot
  • 1/10 yellow capsicum
  • 1 garlic chive (ニラ)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Sauce (combine these in a small bowl)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sake
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon gochujang (Korean chili paste – the label will say コチュジャン)
  • 1 slice of garlic (or ½ teaspoon grated garlic)
  • A pinch of cornflour


  1. Slice the pork and vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Put the pork, vegetables and sauce into a sandwich bag, seal and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the sesame oil in a frypan, then add the pork mixture and fry until the pork is cooked all the way through (5 minutes or so). Serve over rice and enjoy!

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