In the 1990s, Korean-American chefs in Los Angeles began experimenting with different ways to incorporate bulgogi into Western cuisine. One of the results was the bulgogi sandwich, which quickly gained popularity among Korean-Americans and other food enthusiasts.
The bulgogi sandwich typically consists of thinly sliced beef that has been marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, grilled to perfection, and then placed on a toasted bun with various toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. Some variations of the sandwich also include additional ingredients like cheese or pickled vegetables.
Today, the bulgogi sandwich can be found in Korean-American restaurants across the United States and has even made its way onto the menus of mainstream fast-food chains. It has become a favorite among foodies and fans of Korean cuisine alike, thanks to its unique combination of Korean flavors and Western-style sandwich making.
Estimated Cooking time : 10 min
6-inch sub roll
1/2 pack of Oppa's Korean BBQ
1/4 cup of shredded lettuce
1/4 cup of thinly sliced cucumber
2-3 slices of tomato
2-3 slices of onion
3-4 slices of cheese
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of gochujang sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
Slice the sub roll in half, lengthwise. Toast the sub roll in the oven for 3-4 minutes, until lightly crispy.
Place Oppa's Korean BBQ on a frying pan and cook until the meat is cooked thoroughly.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, gochujang sauce, sesame oil, and soy sauce until well combined. This will be your spicy sauce.
Place Oppa's Korean BBQ onto one half of the sub roll.
Top the meat with shredded lettuce, sliced cucumber, tomato and onion.
Drizzle the spicy sauce on top of the vegetables.
Close the sandwich with the other half of the sub roll.
Wrap the sandwich with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 5-6 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.
Remove the sandwich from the oven and let it cool for a minute or two.
Unwrap the sandwich and cut it in half diagonally.
Serve and enjoy your homemade OPPA's Korean Submarine Sandwich!
Note: You can adjust the amount of spicy sauce according to your preference. If you want a milder sandwich, use less gochujang sauce. If you want a spicier sandwich, use more gochujang sauce.