My new friend, Joohye “Rachel” Jung, has been telling me all about her native Korean culture. It was fascinating to learn about her family, traditions and cuisine. Of course, one of the first things I asked is what is the one dish that epitomizes the Korean culture? Her answer was Bulgogi (pronounced BULL-GO-GEE) — a popular Korean Barbeque Beef recipe.
One afternoon, I pulled into my driveway after being out all day. I noticed a bag on my front porch. When I opened it, there was a bowl filled with marinating meat and vegetables. Rachel had left me a Bulgogi care package for dinner! All I needed to do was cook it. Her instructions were simple — pan-fry the Bulgogi and serve it over rice. I could do that!