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Dak Galbi (Spicy Chicken Stir Fry)


Dak Galbi (Korean Spicy Chicken Stir Fry)

Dak galbi is another spicy, stir-fried chicken dish that all Koreans seem to love. The main dish between this and other spicy dishes is the addition of cabbabe and usually perilla leaves, giving it a distinct and satisfying aroma. There are many dak galbi restaurants/quasi-bars that set up a single, large frying pan in the center of the table for everyone to enjoy the meal together (Koreans literally love eating together). For people familiar with this, you will know that you are not completely finished with the meal when the pan is empty, but rather an ajumma (or waitress) will add some rice and other ingredients to make delicious bokkeum bab (fried rice combinations). It’s kind of equivalent to getting something free when least expect it. Anyways, we made this tonight and it came out just right. We even have some funny pictures below to prove how good it was. 


  • 3 pounds boneless chicken breast or thighs
  • 2 cups rice cake (tteok)
  • 2 tablespoons gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes)
  • 4 tablespoons gochujang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine (Mirin)
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup scallions, cut into strips