Dinner

By marcussamuelsson.com | October 13, 2011

Korea is well known for is their street food. Their big street stalls and food trucks offer a plethora of choices such as fried chicken feet, barbequed beef, and fried wonton dumplings. Korean street food is a perfect combination of authentic dishes that are ready-to-eat at an affordable price.

In this recipe we’re combining one of everyone’s favorite street food, the taco, with more Korean-style flavors. We replaced the regular taco tortilla and instead use fried Wonton skins as the “shell.” The sweet Napa slaw adds a hint of sweetness to the spicy Korean pork filling. The crunchy Wonton skin, the spicy Korean pork, and the sweet Napa slaw make for a perfect combination for a street food you can make right at home.

Adapted from Korean Tacos Recipe

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Ingredients for Wontons and Filling:
  • 1 lb pork shoulder, thinly sliced (preferably from a Korean or Japanese market)
  • 3 tbsp coarse-ground hot Korean red pepper powder
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 package of wonton skins
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
Ingredients for Napa Slaw:
  • 2 cups shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 4 tbsp eel sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp limejuice
  • 1-1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp sugar

Directions

1. Combine the first 8 ingredients and marinate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

2. Next, cook meat on a grill or in a skillet with vegetable oil at a medium-high heat until slightly tender.

3. Place a "strip" of cooked meat  in the center of a wonton wrapper and fold the wrapper so that it resembles a taco.

4. Fry wonton wrapper with pork inside in oil for about 30 seconds or so until wonton wrapper is golden brown and crispy.

Method for Slaw:

Toss all of the slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the dressing and toss again. Add more dressing to taste and garnish with sesame seeds.

Assembly:

Top each taco with Napa Slaw mix.

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