Recipe By Curlie
Published Jun 19th
Korean Marinade
Prep 10m Cook - Additional - Ready In 10m
Servings 3 /4 cup Calories 96.6

This is a great marinade for beef short ribs, chicken, or steak. Serve with steamed rice, beer, and kim chee.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, green onion, garlic, toasted sesame seeds, flour, and pepper
  2. 2 Place meat in the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 96.6
  • Carbohydrate 9.6 g
  • Fat 6.1 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 1.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.9 g
  • Sodium 902.8 mg
  • Sugar 6.6 g


  1. It's very easy to do all the ingredients are right under my cupboard. My husband loves it and it's very simple to do (or did i say that already?).
  2. This fell really short of my expectations I guess. I just didn't like it much. I think I will try it again with a longer marinade time (was overnight).
  3. unbelievable! great on chicken beef pork even shrimp! my husband really enjoyed it!
  4. My in-laws are Korean and my mother-in-law is famous for her Korean barbeque marinade. After making this recipe I now have my own version that I am proud to share with my in-laws! It is excellent and is useful with just about any cut of beef especially short ribs.
  5. It is a great authentic recipe especially for Korean BBQ beef except that we don't frequently use flour in it(never heard of it, actually). Add 1Tb rice wine(don't substitute it with vinegar) or any kind of wine available, 2Tbs corn syrup or honey, 1/2 minced or finely chopped small onion and it would be perfect. - Read more ...
  6. Awesome Marinade! I had to substitute a little onion powder for the green onion. I cut up a sirloin steak and soaked it in the marinade for one hour. Then I threaded it on bamboo skewers for kabobs on the grill and served with fried rice. I have another keeper thats not just the same - Read more ...
  7. Very good! A tasty marinade that smells wonderful while the food is cooking. I made a couple of changes that enhanced the recipe for my family. #1 I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar; the brown sugar gives a deeper color & flavor. #2 Like other reviewers I used sesame oil dark in place - Read more ...
  8. I tried this recipe with beef short ribs to make Korean kalbi and it tasted just like my mother's home cooking! The only thing she does differently is to rub the sugar onto the meat first and let it sit for awhile before marinating it with the rest of the ingredients. Anyway I really enjoyed - Read more ...