Sesame, Soy & Chilli Beef Tartare (Yukhoe)
Recipe Type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Korean
Serves: 2
Flavoursome and very very raw - a great start to an indulgent 3-course meal.
  • 200 g good quality beef fillet, chilled
  • ½ nashi pear, peeled and cored
  • 2 quail eggs, yolks only
  • pine nuts
  • ½ tsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 tsp gochujang (red pepper chilli paste)
  • 1½ tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp roasted sesame seed oil
  • 2½ tsp honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • thumb of ginger, finely grated
  1. Place the beef in the freezer for 1 hour. This method improves the texture of beef and makes it easy to slice. With a sharp knife, slice the beef into fine thin strips. Place them into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix gochujang, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, honey, garlic and ginger in a bowl until well combined. Then combine with the beef and mix well.
  3. Chop nashi pear into batons. Divide and arrange on 2 serving plates. Place the beef on top of the pear strips. Scoop egg yolk and gently place on top of the beef. Scatter black sesame seeds and pine nuts around the dish before serving.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at