dwaegigogi bokkeum

Dwaejigogi bokkeum – Stir fried pork with spicy sauce and vegetables


Today we will cook a delicious stir fried pork dish called Dwaejigogi-bokkeum or jeyuk-bokkeum (돼지고기볶음 or 제육볶음), with a spicy-sweet sauce and will serve it with rice and lettuce leaves for wrapping, in real Korean style.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

– 0.50 pounds (around 250 grams) of pork shoulder

– 1 yellow pepper sliced

– 1/2 zucchini

– 1 spoon gochujang (chilli paste)

– 1 ts brown sugar

For the marinade

– 2 spoons of soy sauce

– 1/2 onion sliced

– 1 clove of garlic finely chopped

– 1 ts sesame oil

For the wrapping

– 100 grams rice

– some lettuce leaves


  1. Slice the meat thinly
  2. In a bowl, put the meat with soy sauce, chopped garlic, onions sesame oil and keep it marinating for 30 min – 1 hour. In the meantime we can cook the steamed rice in a rice cooker or if you don’t have a rice cooker you can use a pot as explained here

pork marinating

  1. Clean and slice the pepper and the zucchini

sliced ingredients

  1. Add 1 spoon of oil on a frying pan  and heat it up on the stove (medium heat)
  2. Stir fry the pepper and zucchini for a few minutes
  3. Pour the marinated meat
  4. Add 1 spoon of gochujang ( add more or less spicy paste depending on your taste) and 1 ts of brown sugar (or corn syrup). If you don’t have spicy paste you can use 1 spoon of chilli flakes or powder

verdure e carne in padella

  1. Set the stove to medium heat and stir fry until the meat is cooked

We are now ready to serve our dish! Rinse and dry the lettuce leaves and put the cooked rice in a bowl.

dwaegigogi bokkeum

dwaegigogi bokkeum serving

dwaegigogi bokkeum wrapping

You can enjoy the dish wrapping the bite size meat with rice in the lettuce leave, in a real Korea style. This wrap is called ssam in Korean.

Buon appetito! 맛있게하세요!