Korean-style Grilled Pork Skewers


Korean-style Grilled Pork Skewers

K-Pork Skewers: A Fusion of Greek and Korean Flavors

In Korean cuisine, grilled meat skewers are a popular street food known as "Ggochi." This recipe adapts the concept of Greek Souvlaki to create Korean-style grilled pork skewers. The succulent marinated pork, infused with a blend of Korean spices, offers a delightful fusion of flavors that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Seoul.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

2 hours 27 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, High-protein


Vegetarian, Vegan, Pescatarian, Kosher, Halal


While the original Greek Souvlaki uses a marinade with Mediterranean flavors like lemon, garlic, and oregano, this Korean adaptation incorporates a marinade with Korean ingredients such as soy sauce, ginger, and gochujang (Korean chili paste). The grilling technique remains the same, but the flavors are transformed to create a unique fusion dish. We alse have the original recipe for Souvlaki, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 280 kcal / 1172 KJ
  • Fat: 16g (Saturated Fat: 4g)
  • Carbohydrates: 6g (Sugars: 4g)
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine soy sauce, gochujang, honey, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to make the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the pork pieces in a ziplock bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the pork, ensuring all pieces are coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Thread the marinated pork onto the soaked bamboo skewers.
  5. 5.
    Grill the skewers for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and slightly charred.
  6. 6.
    Remove from the grill and let the skewers rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork shoulder — Choose a well-marbled cut of pork shoulder for juicy and tender skewers.
  • Gochujang — Adjust the amount of gochujang according to your spice preference. Add more for a spicier flavor or reduce for a milder taste.
  • Bamboo skewers — Soaking the skewers in water prevents them from burning during grilling.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra flavor, baste the skewers with the marinade while grilling.
  • Serve the skewers with a side of steamed rice and kimchi for a complete Korean meal.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can also cook the skewers on a stovetop grill pan or in the oven under the broiler.
  • Feel free to substitute pork with chicken or beef if desired.
  • To make it more authentic, serve the skewers with ssamjang (Korean dipping sauce) and lettuce wraps.

Serving advice

Serve the Korean-style grilled pork skewers hot off the grill as a main course. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions for added freshness and visual appeal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the skewers on a platter, placing them diagonally for an attractive presentation. Serve with a side of steamed rice and kimchi to complete the Korean experience.