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Korean Style Beef Lettuce Cups

kimchi purée, ginger-soy sauce, roasted onions
4.1 stars
(242 reviews)
  • No Dairy Added
  • No Nuts Added
  • No Egg Added
Chef David Chang of New York's legendary restaurant Momofuku made this renegade take on ssam (the Korean version of lettuce wrap) famous. The steak is marinated in a mixture of pineapple, kiwis, Coca-Cola, and soy sauce and served in crisp, cold lettuce. The hot/cold combination is outstanding when paired with the kimchi purée, caramelized onions, and a ginger scallion vinaigrette. Fun, delicious, all in.
Ingredients
  • Beef tri-tip
  • Calrose rice
  • Kimchi
  • Coca Cola
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Pineapple
  • Sherry wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Ginger root
  • Scallions
  • Kiwifruit
  • Sesame oil
  • Yellow onions
  • Canola oil
  • Kosher Salt
Nutrition
Servings Per Container: 1.0
Amount Per Serving*
Calories 460
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4.0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 1020mg
Total Carbs 53g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 15g
Protein 27g
*Our nutrition data includes all sauces, dressings, condiments, and garnishes included with a dish. If you have specific concerns about sodium, fat, or overall calories, know that we often serve these items on the side so you can add them to taste or leave them out, if you like.

What People Are Saying

4 Stars
This dish is not bad but please cut the meat thinner or dice it up because the thick pieces make it extremely chewy to eat.
1 Stars
Threw it away could. It even chew the meat awful
2 Stars
The meat was fatty and chewy
2 Stars
meat was really tough.
1 Stars
Steak was way too tough. No flavor
3 Stars
It was just confusing. Rice in the lettuce wrap or not? The sauce could have been a bit different.
3 Stars
Everything tasted fine. I just wish the meat was sliced thinner or chopped and carmalized.
5 Stars
Yummy
3 Stars
The meat was rather fatty and tough. The meat was just sitting on the rice which appeared pretty non-gourmet
5 Stars
There's nothing bad to say about this dish . It was scrumptious.
3 Stars
Meat was pretty grizzly
3 Stars
Meat was too thick..so had to cut it up to put into lettuce cups. If mor slivered meat, it would have been easier. OMGABSOLUTELY PERFECT VARIETY AND SO FRESH ! LOVE THE LITTLE SUACE
3 Stars
The beef was under cooked and it must have plated on the rice right after it was cooked bc the rice was red from its juice
2 Stars
The meat was tough. It was hard to eat it with lettuce when you're trying to pull it apart. Taste was OK... I was expecting more kimchi flavor but it was still tasty.
1 Stars
The beef was way too thick and over cooked. I had ordered it previously and this meal was sub par.
1 Stars
This was very disappointing. The meat was tough and tasteless. I won't purchase this selection again.
2 Stars
The rice was bright red from blood from the meat. Not appetizing at all!!
2 Stars
Tough meat
4 Stars
Yum! This was really good! Could you add some Go-Chu-Jang? That would really make it super delish!
3 Stars
Less over done & tough / ground beef would be better
4 Stars
Delicious all around. However, I do wish the beef is sliced thinner or as small cubes; kind of defeated the purpose of assembling a lettuce cup if you need a full set of eating utensils to cut down the meat.
5 Stars
This was delicious! Before munchery I'd never had lettuce cups and they are quickly becoming one of my favorite things. The beef was lean the sauce was tastey! Rice nice and sticky, lettuce was big and crisp. Ordering this every time!
1 Stars
Very disappointing the beef was full of fat and inedible!
2 Stars
The beef cut was too thick and chewy and the sauce overly salty. Unfortunately not a favorite for me.
3 Stars
The flavors were pretty good but I was expecting the meat to be much more tendor. The pieces were too large and chewy.
3 Stars
Meat was a little tough but very flavorful
3 Stars
Meat was tough
4 Stars
Fun dish -- great taste, but some of the lettuce leaves were too small to use effectively. Please make sure each of the lettuce pieces is large enough to work as a "cup"
5 Stars
Very good!
5 Stars
Excellent
3 Stars
Beef sauce was just ok, combination with the lettuce and rice was not very satisfying.
5 Stars
The beef was delicious but the tiny pieces of lettuce I got can hardly be considered big enough to be "cups"
5 Stars
Very yummy!
4 Stars
I was hoping it would taste like Korean Kalbi and a little gochujang would have been nice but I like the Chef's version of the kimchee puree - would have loved to have just a lil bit of kimchee.
4 Stars
This was quite tasty, and a satisfying lunch. But they should rethink the packaging. The steak was cooked medium and placed on the rice, so I had a pile of cold and blood-soaked rice before I heated the dish. Not an appetizing start.
5 Stars
So full of flavor and super tasty!
4 Stars
Super delicious! Steak is tender and cooked perfectly. Will order this again!
3 Stars
Lettuce was too small.