Korean Rice and Noodle Bowl


We have a local to Utah Korean restaurant called Cupbop. The concept is it serves rice and Korean glass noodles in a bowl, you choose how much of everything you want, which protein you get and how spicy the level of your sauce is. It is absolutely delicious and I wanted to be able to eat it whenever I want to so I made my own copycat recipe home. Basically it’s a bowl with some lettuce, rice, the glass noodles, bulgogi beef, sriracha mayo and I like to top mine with some eel sauce too. You mix it all (YES!!! you have to) and go to town. You must try this one, it’s seriously that good!



Korean Rice and Noodle Bowl

Korean rice and glass noodle bowl with beef bulgogi
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine korean


  • instant pot


For beef bulgogi:

  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Asian pears, grated
  • 1 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • 2" ginger, grated
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper

For the bowls:

  • shredded lettuce
  • cooked white rice
  • cooked Korean glass noodles
  • beef bulgogi
  • sriracha mayo
  • ell sauce
  • sesame seeds
  • green onion, green parts only


For beef bulgogi:

  • Thinly slice the flank steak. Peel and grate the Asian pears, grate the ginger and mince the garlic. Add all ingredients to an instant pot, close the lid and seal the vent. Set it on high pressure for 15 minutes, then release pressure manually when it's done. Remove the lid.
    Change the setting to saute and cook for 5-10 minutes until the sauce thickens some.

To assemble to bowls:

  • Cook the glass noodles and rice. Shred the lettuce. Mix 1 tbsp of sriracha and 1/3 cup of mayo to make mayo sriracha. Put some rice, noodles and lettuce in a bowl (about cup each) and top with the beef bulgogi. Drizzle some mayo on as well as the ell sauce. Top with sesame seeds and green onions.
Keyword beef, beef bulgogi, coconut rice, glass noodles, korean noodle bowl, korean rice bowl


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