“Fire meat” — if those words make your mouth water, trek the Pulaski County Bulgogi Trail in the Missouri Ozarks for grilled bulgogi dishes that will make your tastebuds sing! Bulgogi is thinly sliced ribeye, sirloin, or other prime cuts of beef marinated in a mixture of black pepper, garlic, sugar, sesame oil, and soy sauce and grilled or stir-fried. The marinade and the heat combine to create a mildly sweet, smoky, and savory flavor bomb that makes each bite a treasure.
Bulgogi is usually served with a side of white or fried rice. It pairs well with egg drop soup and kimchi. Traditionally made with beef, the dish can also be prepared using pork, chicken, or seafood. Saint Robert, outside the main gate of Fort Leonard Wood, has been a haven for authentic Korean bulgogi for decades. Gather your fellow foodies and road trip to Central Missouri in the Ozarks for authentic tastes of South Korea!
- Bulgogi House is a mainstay for bulgogi in Saint Robert. Described as “totally authentic cuisine and atmosphere,” Bulgogi House is a favorite for many people who miss Korean cuisine.
- Café Korea has been a hit with hungry patrons in Saint Robert for more than 10 years. Their signature item if beef bulgogi, but for those wanting a little additional spice, try the spicy pork bulgogi!
- Koba Stone BBQ bento dinner or lunch combinations make a great choice!
- Lucky House Chinese Restaurant is primarily known for its delicious Chinese food. In addition to traditional beef bulgogi, Lucky House offers chicken, pork, and shrimp bulgogi.
- Bowl Gogi Bulgogi on the go - your choice of meats, veggies, rice Japchae, served up from their food truck.
- Ocean Buffet serves bulgogi in an all-you-can-eat setting — worth a visit!
- Silk Road features bulgogi off the beaten path in the charming community of Richland. Try the beef or pork bulgogi with a side of fried rice!
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