Meat Jun is a Hawaiian dish that originated in Korea. It’s basically thin slices of meat(beef, chicken, or fish)marinated, dipped in flour and eggs then pan-fried. You will find meat jun in most Korean restaurants and it’s mostly served for lunch with rice and a dipping sauce on the side.
It’s easy to make meat jun at home as it uses simple ingredients and takes less time to cook since the meat slices are thin. However, you will need to start the preparation an hour or two earlier to give the meat time to soak in the flavors.
Here’s what you need for your recipe:
- 1 Pound meat. If you are using beef go for sirloin, tenderloin or rib eye and if using chicken choose chicken breast.
- 3/4 cup Soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- Cooking oil
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 5 eggs
- Cut the meat into thin slices for it to cook through and evenly.
- Mix the marinade (soy sauce, water, sugar and garlic) in a bowl
- Put the meat slices in the marinade and mix well to ensure they are well soaked.
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours to soak in the flavors. You can also opt to let it soak overnight then do the cooking in the morning.
- Put flour in a bowl, and in another, put eggs and beat.
- Put the marinated slices one at a time in the flour and dust it generously then shake off excess flour.
- Dip the dusted slice in the egg and ensure its well coated on both sides.
- Put oil on a pan and place it on a stove over high medium heat.
- Place the coated slice on the pan and fry each side for 2-3 minutes until its crispy and brown in color.
- Put it on a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up excess oil.
- Serve with rice and a dipping sauce on the side.
Dipping sauce ingredients
- 1/3 cup Soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon White vinegar
- A pinch of black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
- 1/4 tablespoon minced garlic
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside for 10 minutes then serve.