This dish is one of my favorites. I have made ot many times and find that using a london broil instead of the flank steak gives a great result. I agree that the lettuce wraps make a mess; I usually serve as a salad. Srirachi sauce and garlic chili sauce also make great condiments if you can't find kimchi (or make a great addition to the heat of the kimchi if you can!)
Korean Sesame Beef with Lettuce Wraps
krisiduck Posted: 11/30/09
bellymama Posted: 12/15/08
This was good and very quick and easy to prepare. While I may make it again because of the easiness factor, I certainly wouldn't call it a "best of 2008." I followed the recipe as written, except I used brown rice. I would recommend sticking with white rice, as the nuttiness of the brown rice competed with the flavor of the beef. The recipe says it feeds 4 as an entree, but my husband, 2 year old daughter and I ate all of it without feeling like we'd overindulged.
heathdaddio Posted: 12/09/10
It was okay. Not as good as the reviews promised.
Jesslack Posted: 08/30/10
I make this for my family all the time. We don't wrap it in lettuce and leave out the kimchie but serve it with rice. It is a quick tasty meal that even my picky eater likes!
enkscott Posted: 01/12/09
We LOVE this recipe! I have made it twice now and the only thing I might do to stretch it a little is double it or add extra meat! Last night I acutally combined everything and then let it sit about 30 minutes to marinade. My husband is a big eater but really enjoys this! I do make a fish sauce to pour over it when it is in the wrap and that adds a sweet and spicy touch to it!
abndgrrl Posted: 02/17/09
We made this along side of the sishwan green beans, they are a good combo and use many of the same ingredients. The first time, I tried to make as directed, but the lettuce was a disaster. We ate just with the rice, and the meat is so delicious. The 2nd time we skipped the lettuce and I forgot to make the rice, so we just had the beef and green beans. It's a great, flavorful combination. Might double the recipe next time
Dougboy Posted: 01/30/14
I love Korean BBQ and this is a nice way of having it in a lighter form. I do find the lettuce wraps to be cumbersome though. They come apart when you bite into them and it makes a big mess. Boston lettuce might be a better choice.