A delicious and flavourful combo of spicy, crispy chicken with gooey, melty cheese – so good
Geez, it is not a typo when Koreans call it Fire Chicken! Crazily hot but surprisingly refreshing. This Cheesy Buldak is just a variation of the original Buldak. Though this recipe is not traditional, still this rendition is quite spicy and fiery. The Cheesy-Chicken Buldak turns out to be extremely flavourful, delicate, and luscious, with a hint of sweetness of honey. The recipe features grilling large pieces of chicken coated in a super-spicy mixture. They are made crispy and then baked with rich and creamy cheese. Usually, people think that cheese doesn’t typically go well with Asian-inspired foods, but what a terrible thought! The cheesiness of the Mozzarella gives the dish wonderful satisfaction overall. It also cuts through the spiciness of gochujang paste and hot pepper flakes, making it milder. It’s greasy, messy and appetising, filling.
Buldak simply translates to ‘fire chicken’, where bul denotes ‘fire’ and dak refers to ‘chicken’. The perfect hot delish was first invented in 2001. It became popular after 2003 during the country’s long-term recession and economic depression when the local public turned to spiced-spiked food in order to be calm. As per facts, the brand ‘Buldak’ has been in a long patent controversy. However, later the term was generalised and Buldak became free for the population. Gochujang is a Korean fermented chilli paste that makes up the special Buldak Sauce. Cheesy Buldak is now globally recognised and widely consumed, especially during the International Hot & Spicy Food Day, celebrated on 16 January.
Cooking time – 30 minutes
Servings – 4
For marinade –
Chicken Marinade -
Prepare this iconic delish at home and embrace the spicier side of spicy. Enjoy it as a starter or side dish with chilled beer. Don’t forget the cheese, it will add a stingy and luscious texture and taste.