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Kimchi Philly Cheesesteak recipe. A great recipe for a Kimchi Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Kimchi Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Hi All! Hope you’re all excited for the weekend! I definitely am. I’m not doing anything in particular, but I’m excited to relax, ride my bike to the beach, take little Dex to the dog park, and to eat out at great places. I love trying new spots and for awhile now I’ve been wanting to try this place “Rockefeller” which is minutes from my apartment. I’ve been a little skeptical due to mixed yelp reviews (I’m an avid yelper, yes), but the location is great  so one night the boyfriend and I finally tried it out. Okay, the atmosphere of this place was great, the beer selection and flights also great, the food was something to forget….EXCEPT for their Kimchi Cheesesteak. It was such a random item for this menu, but the kimchi-obsessed part of me was both curious and intrigued. Couldn’t be more happy I made that decision because it was awesome! So simple. So good.

Of course I had to go home and make it myself. So I did. I used my kalbi marinade recipe that I’ve used for years for the meat and only topped the meat with kimchi and cheese. In this case, the more basic the better. The kalbi recipe itself is also a simple and basic marinade recipe that’s great to use, not just in this sandwich but it’s also great over rice, wrapped in lettuce leaves, diced and served in tacos, etc. I hope everyone has a great weekend….making these sandwiches :) Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Kimchi Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Makes 2 sandwiches

2 lbs Korean-style beef short ribs, rinsed and pat dry
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons mirin (optional)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 Asian pear, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 green onion, sliced on a bias, 1 inch long
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup kimchi, drained
3 slices provolone cheese
3 tablespoons mayonnaise, divided
2 hoagies

1. Place short ribs and sugar into a large resealable bag and massage together until well combined.
2. Place remaining marinade ingredients a blender and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
3. Pour mixture over short ribs, seal and shake together. Allow mixture to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours (best if it’s marinated overnight).
4. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and light rub surface with oil. Grill meat on each side for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to rest. Remove bones from short ribs and set aside.
5. While the kalbi rests, pour vegetable oil into a medium sauté pan and place over medium-high heat. Add kimchi and sauté for 5 to minutes. Top kimchi with cheese slices and add a tablespoon of water. Cover for 30 seconds to allow the cheese to steam and melt.
6. To assemble: Schmear each hoagie with mayo then top with kalbi, followed by the cheesey kimchi mixture. Top with hoagie tops and gently press together. Serve.

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    What a creative use of kimchi! Glad you were able to recreate a great restaurant sammie at home!

  2. matt Not Specified Not Specified




  3. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    AH! I agree with Matt. OMG.

  4. Martin Not Specified Not Specified

    i am so going to make a vegetarian friendly version of this ASAP!

  5. Amy Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG kimchi looks like the perfect addition to the generally heavy Philly Cheesesteak! (I may have to use cheese whiz though… haha!)


    mon amy

  6. PolaM Not Specified Not Specified

    This sandwich looks wonderful! Must be delicious!

  7. Aaron from The Amused Bouche Blog Not Specified Not Specified

    Two of my favorite things combined into one great thing!

  8. Connecting Four Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! I love KimChi so so so much! <3

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  10. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve been meaning to try kimchi – I know, I’m late to the party. But after seeing this, that kimchi has shot way to the top of the list!

  11. kita Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t even begin to imagine how delicious this sandwich is. Everything about it is making me salivate.

  12. brookeO Not Specified Not Specified

    What a great take on the cheese steak! This looks absolutely delicious!!!

  13. Amy K. Not Specified Not Specified

    I remember way-back-when when my dad would take leftover bulgogi and stuff it in a hot dog bun and top it with kimchi.

    This looks so good!

    Your website and photos are beautiful!

  14. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    A million times YES!!!!

  15. Tiana Not Specified Not Specified

    Genius. Great idea and combo. Super creative. Nice one.

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  18. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness! I love this! If I could, I would seriously eat everything with kimchi. This one is Jean-Georges and Marja Vongerichten-esque. . with the kimchi and cheese. :) I just found your blog today and love that you have a lot of Korean inspired dishes. . may I ask where this comes from? Just your love for Korean food? anyway, I love it!

  19. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom Not Specified Not Specified

    ok, nevermind. you are probably Korean. Just looked at the About page! :) what a great blog, love it!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Alice! Yep, I’ Korean and a lot of the Korean-style recipes are ones I grew up on as well as inspired by a couple of my favorite current Korean Chefs, David Chang and Roy Choi! Glad you stopped by and hope to see you back here! xx

  20. Madeline Not Specified Not Specified

    These look fantastic! LOVE kimchi! Could you post the kimchi recipe that you use?

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