K orean BBQ is a joyful celebration of fire, copious amounts of meat, and a whole lot of chili. But let's be real: Most of us don't have those cool indoor grills they use at restaurants -- or ample ventilation -- to fire up sweet, tender kalbi and bulgogi in our homes. Luckily, you can can use your outdoor grill to cook the kind of Korean BBQ that’d make even the humblest auntie proud.
To show you how, we teamed up with two Portland, Oregon chefs who know a little bit about the subject: Han Ly Hwang of beloved food-cart fleet Kim Jong Grillin' and Top Chef alum BJ Smith of Smokehouse Tavern, who last year combined forces to launch Kim Jong Smokehouse.
To make a great Korean BBQ spread all you’ll need is a whole lot of meat, some spices, a grill, a somewhat able-bodied person to attend to the meat, and a willingness to buck tradition here and there. No auntie required.
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