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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- 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
- 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
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 Â 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.
Top each taco with Napa Slaw mix.