After spending a short time in Korea, I crave certain flavors in a stir fry or grilled meats. This easy, healthy and flavor-bomb Wildtree Korean BBQ Bowl is just the thing to curb my craving. It’s the perfect quick and tasty mid-week meal!
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When my husband and I were first married, he spent our first year together in Korea. Being apart was tough, but we made an effort to stay connected through phone calls and emails (no video chat back then!). So when the opportunity presented itself for me to join him for a short while, I jumped at the chance.
Being a gal from the Midwest, my only forays outside the US at that point had been into Canada (it was only an hour from where I grew up), and Tijuana. I don’t really think that last one even counts as “going to Mexico”, but I crossed the border so I counted it. Getting all of my travel documents approved was tough, especially securing a travel visa to enter Korea. Mind you this was all before 9/11, so as tough as I thought it was then, I’m sure it’s even tougher now.
But the pull to be with my hubby kept me moving forward with my plans to fly across the globe to be with him. Plus, I admit the chance to see a part of Asia that many never see was appealing.
Upon arrival, another military spouse took me under her wing and immediately introduced me to all of the things she thought I needed to know while I was there. First and foremost, the food was key. While I’d had Chinese food (well, what we in in the States call “Chinese food” anyway), I had never had Korean flavors before. Luckily, she took me to a great place for really traditional bulgogi (Korean BBQ) that didn’t just come on a plate like a lot of places I’ve been since. We sat on the floor of the restaurant, and watched as our food was cooked on a tabletop grill. I sat and waited patiently as the various bowls of ingredients and accoutrements were explained to me. I was hooked!
When I arrived back on US soil, I immediately tried finding the right combination of flavors, ingredients, and experience. Of course, part of my nostalgia for the food was because I’d actually been there. But those traditional flavors used in the various recipes was hard to replicate.
And then I recently found Wildtree’s Korean BBQ Sauce.
I was skeptical. I’ve never found a recipe or marinade that didn’t wind up letting me down. But this one tasted SO much like what I remembered during those days in Korea, I immediately ordered extra bottles. Yeah, I now have a Korean BBQ Sauce addiction. There are worse vices, right?
Beef, chicken, pork–it doesn’t matter. This sauce is great on pretty much any protein you have on hand. Stir fried with fresh veggies and served over rice, and I’m back in Korea, sitting on that restaurant floor. And my memory serves me well as I dig in to this fresh & authentic-tasting meal!
You’re going to want extra Wildtree Korean BBQ Sauce in your pantry. I promise. No travel visa required!
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