Bangja Gui (Korean BBQ Beef in a Lettuce Wrap)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

I found this on a Korean website. Serve with rice and side dishes or as an appetizer with drinks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the steak into thin slices 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. This can be done easily if the steak is half frozen. Mix the steak with salt, 1 TB sesame oil and the pepper; put seasonings into the meat. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Soak the scallion slices in ice water for 15 minutes. Drain well. Mix together the soy sauce and the remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil and toss this with the scallion slices. Set aside.
  3. Mix the chili powder, sugar and sesame seeds together. Rub this seasoning on the inside curl of the lettuce leaves. Set aside.
  4. Grill the steak for 1 to 3 minutes until done according to taste.
  5. Take 1 lettuce leaf put several slices of steak in the center add about 1 tablespoon of the seasoned scallions a sliver or two of garlic fold the lettuce over the steak and eat.
Most Helpful

We love going to a Korean BBQ restaurants. This recipe was great, simple to put together and Little Miss and Hubby (I don't eat read meat) said it tasted wonderful. I followed the recipe except I used chives instead of spring onions/green scallions, it was all I had a home and I wanted to use them before they expired. Hubby said all the elements to the dish went really well together (the lettuce rub, the soy/sesame scallions/chives and the beef). I double the recipe and served it as a main with rice, kimchi and cherry tomato salad. Thank you so much for a simple dish Elmotoo

Chef floWer May 04, 2011

Wonderfully fresh and crisp tasting dish and I loved the flavour that came through from the sesame oil and seeds. The slight bite of the chili combined with the lettuce was great as well. I had a fresh red chili that needed using so used that finely diced instead of the powder which also added a little extra texture to the mix. Rather than slice the steak especially thinly I left it somewhat thick because I was serving as a main course so used less lettuce per serve but the same quantities of everything else.

Peter J June 12, 2009

This was just what I was craving. Although my kids went running for water!!!

djmastermum June 23, 2009