top of page
  • Writer's pictureHelen ModernPepper

Korean BBQ (Soegogigui 쇠고기구이) NO-Marinade Korean Beef BBQ (생고기구이) Ssam 쌈 BBQ Lettuce Wrap

Updated: Jan 14

Enjoy Korean BBQ at home with this NO-Marinade Beef BBQ.

Grilled non-marinated beef (SoeGoGiGui 쇠고기구이);

Grilled non-marinated meat (ShengGoGiGui 생고기구이).

If you are not beef-friendly, you can also enjoy this with pork belly. 🌱For my Vegan friends, you can enjoy this with 🍄Mushroom BulGoGi (버섯 불고기)🌱.

This recipe also includes How To Make Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps: Ssam 쌈, and PaMuChim (파무침) Scallion Salad which is a MUST vegetable fixing for BBQ lettuce wraps.

Also includes TWO essential condiments that are enjoyed with this no-marinade grilled meat:

소금 후춧가루 소스: Salt Black Pepper Dipping Sauce

쌈장: SsamJang (Korean BBQ Condiment)

This is one of the EASIEST ways to enjoy Korean BBQ at home! It is a classic way to enjoy the naturally sweet taste of grilled beef, without any marinade. Yes, not all Korean BBQ meats are enjoyed with marinades. If you go to a Korean BBQ specialty restaurant, you can find this non-marinade beef BBQ on the menu.

This no-marinade grilled beef (SoeGoGi-Gui: 쇠고기구이) is a classic way to enjoy Korean BBQ at home.

Below, you'll find:

Ingredient List

Ingredient & Suggested Kitchen Product Links



I would love to hear from you! Please comment below or just simply say "Hi 👋". If you have any recipe requests, please do let me know.

Looking forward to making more Korean food together.




Thinly sliced Ribeye Beef or any cut of beef thinly sliced (TIP: If slicing your own beef, freeze the meat for 30 minutes, then slice.)

If not beef friendly, use pork belly.

🌱Vegan Friends: 🍄Mushroom BulGoGi (버섯 불고기)🌱

소금 후춧가루 소스: Salt Black Pepper Dipping Sauce

(Serving Size 1 Person)

1/2 Tsp Kosher/Sea Salt - Coarse

1/4 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1/2 - 1 Tsp Sesame Oil

Roasted Sesame Seeds (light sprinkle)

쌈장: SsamJang (Korean BBQ Condiment) - Out Of The Box

(Serving Size 2-3 Persons)

2 Tbsp SsamJang

1 Tsp Sesame Oil

Roasted Sesame Seeds (light sprinkle)

쌈장: SsamJang (Korean BBQ Condiment) - Mix of Soybean & Red Pepper Pastes

(Serving Size 2-3 Persons)

1 Tbsp Red Pepper Paste 고추장 (adjust the amount according to spicy preference)

1 Tbsp Soybean Paste 된장

1 Tsp Sesame Oil

1/2 Tsp Honey

Roasted Sesame Seeds (light sprinkle)

파무침 PaMuChim (Scallion Salad)

3 Scallions (cut at a diagonal angle)

Dozen small slices of sweet bell peppers

1/2 Kirby Cucumber (thinly sliced)

1 to 1.5 Tbsp Vinegar (use mild vinegar)

1/2 - 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 Tsp Korean Red Pepper Flakes - Coarse (고춧가루)

2 Generous Pinches of Kosher/Sea Salt - Coarse

1 Pinch of Black Pepper (freshly ground is highly recommended)

Shop MORE Korean ingredients & suggested kitchen gadgets:

(Click on the item to view)


Make sure the grill plate is nice and hot before adding the beef. You don't need to add oil to the plate. Because the beef slices are thin, this cooks real fast. As soon as the redness disappears on the beef, it is ready. Cook the beef as you eat. These non-marinated beef slices are best enjoyed straight off the grill plate.

If you are using Pork Belly, you can rub the fat on the hot grill plate to add a coat of pork fat before adding the meat. If you are using Mushroom Bulgogi, add a tiny drizzle of oil on the grill plate before grilling.

소금 후춧가루 소스: Salt Black Pepper Dipping Sauce

This is made as an individual-size dipping sauce. Put the salt on one side of the sauce bowl, then add the black pepper right next to the salt. Then cover the remaining sauce bowl with sesame oil.

쌈장: SsamJang (Korean BBQ Condiment)

For Out Of The Box SsamJang, just add the sesame oil on top and sprinkle the sesame seeds.

For Mixing Your Own SsamJang, combine the honey, soybean paste, and red pepper paste, and mix well. Then drizzle the sesame oil on top and sprinkle some sesame seeds.

파무침 PaMuChim (Scallion Salad)

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. This is best enjoyed within 15 to 20 minutes, as the vinegar and spices will wilt down the scallions.

How To Make Korean BBQ Lettuce Wrap: Ssam 쌈

Everyone has their own favorite way of enjoying the lettuce wrap. Typically, this is how it is enjoyed.

Pick your favorite lettuce leaf (you can add multiple layers of your favorite lettuce leaves), add a small amount of Korean rice (yes, not all Asian rice are the same), then dip the hot beef from the grill plate into the Salt/Black Pepper/Sesame Oil sauce, add a dab of SsamJang, and some scallion salad with one or two pieces of the cucumber. Fold one end of the lettuce leaf to the center, then wrap the sides as tightly as possible. And into your mouth, it goes.

Korean lettuce wrap is meant to be enjoyed as one bite, so that you can enjoy all the flavors together, at once. So make it small so that it fits into your mouth. And it is always fun to make these wraps for your loved ones and feed it to them.

Bon Appétit and Happy🇰🇷 Korean BBQ-ing at home 😋

Korean food, Korean cooking, Korean cuisine, Korean bbq, Korean barbecue, how to make Korean BBQ, Beef Barbecue, Korean style beef barbecue, Korean style grilled beef, soegogi gui, sogogi-gui, 쇠고기바베큐, 쇠고기구이, 생고기구이Korean cuisine, Korean authentic recipe, Korean kitchen, cooking, YouTube video recipe

893 views0 comments


bottom of page