Ddak Galbi

Yesterday I went to a cooking class at the Waegwan Cultural Center. We learned how to make Ddak Galbi which is a spicy Korean Chicken and is absolutely delicious!

Here is the recipe if anyone wants to try making it. You might have to buy things at a specialty Korean store.

Korean DDak Galbi


Chicken- 300 grams boneless with skin on or off your preference
5 green onion stalks
Garlic- 2 cloves
Sweet Potato- ¼ peeled and sliced
About 7 Sesame Leaves

Sauce Ingredients:
Pear- Half of a large Korean pear, peeled
Onion- small one
Ginger- thumb pieced size
3 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP corn syrup (called Mul Yot- (long O) in Korean) it is not as sweet as American corn syrup. If you use ordinary corn syrup I would cut down on the sugar called for in this recipe
1 TBSP Gochu Jang (Korean Chili Paste)
1 TBSP Goch Garu (Korean Chili Powder)
1 TBSP 7 up or other soda
½ TBSP sesame oil
½ TBSP ground sesame powder (found in Korean stores but I suppose you could do this yourself)
1 TBSP sesame seeds

Wash Chicken and Veggies. Slice Chicken into bite size pieces. Cut Sweet Potatoe into long pieces. Cut Sesame leaves in half then in thirds.

Sauce directions-
Using a grater and saving the juice, grate, pear, onion and ginger. Save as much of the juice as possible. You might have to press it with your hand.
To the pear juice add the sugar, corn syrup, garlic, gochujang, gochugaru, garlic, green onions, 7 up, sesame oil and sesame seed. Stir well.

Add the sauce to the chicken and place in wok style pot. Add sweet potatoes and sesame leaves. Cook until chicken is done under high heat until some of liquid evaporates and cooks down, making sure sweet potatoes are cooked. Mix in sesame seeds.

Lay mint leaves on plate with edges pointing out and pour chicken on top. Looks lovely.

Serve with Rice, lettuce leaves(not iceberg-) , samjang sauce, kimchi. (Take a piece of lettuce and place some samjang sauce on the leaf, some chicken on top of that some rice and roll up.

MMmmm Delicious.


  1. That looks absoloutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope to try it one of these days.

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