The 7 PH Cooks Jin's Spicy Pork And Egg Roll Recipe From Episode 102 of Run BTS!
We are big BTS fans and we drool over dishes that they occasionally make in their shows. We almost always want to recreate them but sometimes we have a hard time finding the exact recipe! We've been craving Jin's Spicy Pork and Egg Roll recipe that they had to make in an episode in one of their reality shows, Run BTS! We extracted all the info that we could get from the episode (watching it several times!) and came up with this recipe with a few minor changes here and there. It turned out to be really good and super easy to make! We will be making a step by step guide as well as have the full recipe written below. If you want to follow Jin's recipe to a tee - there will also be a second note with all the exact ingredients he used.
We promise this won't become a fan blog - but if you're a big BTS fan and drool over their food like we do and want to make it yourself, then read on! A heads up : there may be some commentary on the side about the events that took place in the episode. It was a really fun and funny episode and we had such a great time making this post with all the BTS anecdotes. If you're simply a food enthusiast, then check out this really yummy and easy Korean spicy pork and egg roll recipe!
These are all the ingredients we used. They used almost all the same, except that they added Korean red pepper paste (you can find these in most groceries) and starch syrup. The cut of meat they used was pork belly. We went with a pork menudo cut as it had less fat but we found that it still worked well! We also added in sesame oil.
2. Boil the pork for a few minutes. They didn't actually do this but this is a little ritual we do almost every time we cook pork. This is mostly to take out that "porky" smell you sometimes get in pork and also to make sure it becomes more tender.
3. Cut the white onions like so. Jin said to cut it in half then cut however we like. In short - just a rough chop for this.
4. Jin instructed Taehyung and Jungkook to cut the green spring onions almost exactly into "5-7 centimeters" . Basically looking like this. This is for the pork. Cut up the rest into small pieces for the egg roll.
5. Mix the soy sauce, sugar (we used coconut sugar but you can use any kind), Korean red pepper powder (you can find these in Korean marts), minced garlic and sesame oil.
6. Sauté the pork for a few minutes on high heat (don't forget to use a paddle to stir in the pan and not with your hands like Taehyung did at first!)
7. With Jin's instructions, he said that once the pork turns white, you add in the green onions. Since our meat was already white from boiling, we added the green onions a few minutes after or when it was starting to get browned on the sides. At this point, you can now turn the heat down.
8. Add in the red sauce that we made a few minutes after cooking the green onions. Make sure to mix it well. Add in some water into the mixture so it does not get too dry.
9. Add in the white onions last. At this point you can taste the meat. A Jin tip : if you ever find it too spicy you can always add in a mixture of water and sugar to tone the spice down! (Since Jhope and Tae couldn't take in too much spicy food). He also says we're doomed if we think the meat is too salty. Haha! But the water and sugar mixture should also help with the saltiness.
10. Once the white onions have cooked down, take the meat out from the heat and set aside.
11. Beat the eggs and pour in a thin layer on the pan over medium heat. Jin instructed them to use 4 eggs, but to take one yolk out - we're not really sure why. Since we made a smaller portion, we used two eggs and decided to keep both yolks since it seemed like such a shame to waste them.
12. Sprinkle in the smaller chopped green onions and the cheese all over the egg. In the episode, Jhope, who was judging their dish took points off because of the cheese. He thought that it made the dish too rich already since they used a pork belly cut. In our case, we decided to still add cheese anyway since we used a less fatty cut of pork. We hope Jhope would still approve though! (you know, just incase he stumbles upon this haha)
13. Go ahead and roll your egg. Ours was done a bit clumsily since egg rolling takes some skill. It's funny because Jin actually told Jungkook to start with the pork since the egg roll is easy to make! (Not really, Jin!) Anyway, we decided to just go for a shabby chic look for our eggs which still worked and most importantly tasted good! Don't worry too much if yours don't turn out too perfect looking either!
14. Plate your dish. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top of the pork and some dried parsley flakes over the egg. And Voila! There's your Spicy Pork and Egg Roll according to Kim Seokjin.
This sounds so easy to make right? It also tasted really good! If you don't like pork, you can try to substitute it with fish or tofu - we've tried it too and it still tasted great!
We love venturing out into other cuisines and this is the first time we featured a Korean recipe here. Thanks BTS for the recipe and inspiration! Check out the full recipe below, as well as Jin's exact version. If you have not seen this episode, go and watch episode 102 of Run BTS! It's a super fun one! Let us know if you make this dish! You can tag us @The7ph on Instagram.
Spicy Pork and Egg Roll
1/4 kilo pork menudo cut
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. Korean red pepper powder
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 white onion
1/2 cup water
green spring onions
sesame seeds and dried parsley flakes for garnishing
Boil the pork for about 7 minutes.
Chop up the white onions. Chop the green onions into 5-7 cm size. Mince the rest into smaller sizes.
Mix the soy sauce, coconut sugar, Korean red pepper powder, minced garlic and sesame oil.
Sauté the pork for a few minutes on high heat. Add in the green onions and cook a couple more minutes. Lower the heat after adding in the green onions.
Add in the red sauce mixture and mix well.
Add in some water.
Add in the white onions. At this point you can now taste the meat and check the flavors. You can add more sugar if you find it too spicy or sesame oil according to your tastes. You can also add a bit more water incase you want to have a more "saucy" consistency.
Once the white onion cooks down, take it off the heat and set it aside.
Beat the two eggs and pour in a thin layer on your pan over medium heat.
Sprinkle chopped green onions and cheese on top then roll the egg over.
Serve the meat and egg roll side by side on a plate. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the pork and dried parsley flakes over the egg.
Jin's Spicy Pork and Egg Roll
*not all the measurements were so clear in the episode so based on the number of eggs they used and the number that we used, you can just double all our measurements for Jin's exact version.