Grilled beef

Soegogi-gui 쇠고기구이

Korean style grilled beef is served with green onion salad, a mixture of bean paste and hot pepper paste called “Ssam Jaang”. You wrap it all up into a leaf of lettuce and pop it into your mouth. You can dip some pieces of cucumber and carrot into the spicy paste.




  1. Cut beef into bite-sized pieces, ½ inch in thickness, and put them in a bowl. Add 1 ts of kosher salt, a pinch of ground black pepper, and 1 tbs of toasted sesame oil and mix it with your hand. Set it aside when you’re done.
  2. Make ssam Jaang (dipping sauce) by mixing the following ingredients: 1tbs of hot pepper paste, 2 tbs of soy bean paste, ½ tbs of sugar, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 tbs of chopped green onion, 1 tbs of toasted sesame oil, ½ tbs of toasted sesame seeds.
    That’s it! You made a very nice dipping sauce!
  3. Make seasoned green onion (“pajuhri”)
    1. Slice 8 green onions thinly, in 5 cm lengths. Cut them into thin strips
    2. Rinse the sliced green onion in running water. Drain it and set it aside.
    3. Make sauce by mixing 2 tbs of soy sauce, 1 tbs of hot pepper flakes, ½ tbs of sugar, 1 tbs of sesame seeds, and 1 tbs of toasted sesame oil.
    4. Add the green onions to the sauce and mix it up with a spoon.

Are you ready to cook?


  1. Slice up a dozen of cloves garlic (each clove should be sliced 3 or 4 times) and place them in a small bowl.
  2. Cut carrots and cucumbers into bite-sized sticks for dipping.
  3. On a heated grill or pan, drizzle some toasted sesame oil to prevent meat from sticking onto the grill and to give it good flavor.
  4. Add chunks of meat and sliced garlic using your tongs and cook.
    grilled beef
  5. When it’s cooked, wrap a piece of beef and garlic in a leaf lettuce. Add some dipping sauce and pop it into your mouth. All you can do is chewing and enjoying the delicious taste! Don’t forget to think about me while enjoying the food!

*tip: Beef can be replaced with thinly sliced pork belly which is called “samgyupsal gui”



  1. diydiiydiiiy Indonesia joined 4/14 & has 1 comment

    Hi. My name is dian. From indonesia. I love watching video memasakmu: ) and i watched them in the order. Because i did not want any video passes. Although i have only ever cooking kimchi, but i believe that other korean food is very delicious. If i had more money, i want to go to korea. And i certainly to the taste of food korea directly: ) i ‘ m sorry if my english bad: (. But I LOVE KOREAN, I LOVE KOREAN FOOD, N I LOVE MAANGCHI ^^

  2. pastrygirlvi Philippines joined 9/13 & has 4 comments

    Hi Maangchi,

    I found you in youtube when I was researching for korean food recipes. It’s a good thing there’s a Korean store in Manila so I was able to buy ingredients and cooked your grilled beef, emergency kimchi, bibimbap and pajeon for my family and they loved it! Thank you for sharing your recipes. Keep up the good job!

  3. chigau_me UK joined 11/11 & has 6 comments

    Dear Maangchi, i have a question about ssamjang. Can i substitute doenjang paste with japanese miso paste? All our family can’t have gluten, but all doenjang that i saw in our shops contains wheat flour :( Thank you for your reply!

  4. jierui Detroit joined 8/10 & has 7 comments

    Ssam jang is pretty much the favorite sauce around my house now. It is divine on any meat, or even fried tofu. I add a little cooking wine to mine (Chinese style since that’s what I have) and use brown sugar most of the time, because that’s all we usually keep in the house for coffee.

  5. andkenfly California joined 5/11 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi! I recently discovered your youtube videos and now your blog and I love them!

    I was wondering what size and brand your chopping board is? I’ve been looking for a chopping board but having a hard time figuring out what size and brand I should get. You’re looks like a perfect size.

    Thank you!

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