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  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes (Korean, plus more for garnish)
  • 2 pounds rib eye steaks (thinly sliced crosswise into ⅛-inch slices)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • scallions (Thinly sliced, for garnish)
  • black sesame seeds (Toasted white and, for garnish)
  • steamed white rice (for serving)
  • kimchi (for serving)
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Joshua G. 19 May
This marinade is simply awesome. I've tried it with more than simply beef. It's great with pre-cooked chicken, tilapia fillets, etc. It's just yummy!
Flavorful , it goes great wit his jasmine rice 💯
Nikki G. 18 Mar
Turned out pretty good! I added fresh garlic, ginger and onion to add a bit more flavor. Garlic powder and onion wasn't enough to season the meat for me. Overall good recipe! Will make it again.
Jay 9 Mar
I only used this recipe for the marinade, and it was really good! Next time im probably going to test some of the tips in the comments.
Michael Y. 26 Feb
definitely a good base marinade. I use it occasionally. I reduce the sugar and add gochugarang(sp) paste., and a teaspoon of tamarind.
Very good a heavy hand on red pepper garnish is helpful
Bolanle O. 13 Jan
Good but think this is missing something
Hi 13 Dec 2017
Tasty homemade Korean bbq.
Huyen Le 15 Nov 2017
It could taste better...
Jessica Perry 14 Nov 2017
It was very good and my husband made a rare request for a repeat. I think next time I may marinate a bit longer as it wasn’t quite enough for my taste.
Mike F. 13 Nov 2017
Great on the grill. I have the butcher cut the ribeyes into 1/2 inch thick and I cook only a couple of minutes per side on high heat. It comes out great and everyone loves it.
Emmie 20 Oct 2017
This was super easy and absolutely fantastic! Modified it a bit to accommodate less meat (which honestly I wish I would have made more lol). I used extra marinade (not from the meat) and reduced it to create a sauce to drizzle the dish. I also added sliced sweet peppers.
Taniajimenagp Gp 19 Oct 2017
Great!!! It’s a great recipe!!
jim 5 Sep 2017
Recipe turned out great. I would recommend marinating the meat longer than the hour the recipe calls for. I would also cook the meat in a little of the marinade to use as a sauce for the rice.
Michael M. 29 Aug 2017
Amazing . Not a big fan of sesame oil... next time will use 1/4 cup. Garnished with scallions really helps bring out the flavor.
Robert J DeFazio 27 Aug 2017
Delicious and savory. Definitely saving this recipe.
gusti a. 30 Jun 2017
My friends like it and ask for the recipe. Help me to save the money, now me and my husband don't need go to gyu kaku too often 😆
Marshaya J. 13 Nov 2016
This korean beef was AWESOME!!!! My family enjoyed it. I will definetly create this again for my family. Thanks
Denyse L. 25 Oct 2016
My family and I loved this marinade thanks for sharing! We will be definitely making this yummly reciepe again.
Erik N. 31 Mar 2016
Very tasty, and easy to prepare !! We cut down on the sugar by half, and it didn't seem to harm the recipe.