Call it the home cook’s dilemma: you’re dying to recreate an amazing dish you had at a restaurant, or you see an incredible-looking new recipe that you really want to try. But… it calls for special ingredients that you’re not sure where to find. And never mind finding space to fit them in your pantry only to use them every once in a while.
Enter Omsom: each Omson dish starter is a rip-and-pour packet with all the sauces, aromatics, and seasonings you need to cook a specific Asian dish, perfectly portioned to serve 2–3 people. You just add your desired vegetables and/or proteins and follow the included instructions.
Omsom was founded by Vanessa and Kim Pham, two sisters and entrepreneurs who set out to create a love letter to the home cooking they relished while growing up in a Vietnamese family. The duo teamed up with a handful of scene-leading chefs to develop to the loud and proud flavors in each of their kits. Omsom is about representing Asian culinary traditions in all their depth and complexity. In their own words, that means “no more diluted dishes, no more cultural compromise. Real deal Asian cuisine and communities are too damn delicious to deny.”
Omsom starters can be used to create Asian dishes like Vietnamese barbecue with a lemongrass marinade or Japanese miso and yuzu-glazed meats and veggies. And lovers of spice will want to check out the Korean bulgogi, which makes an excellent marinade for meat. Check out Omsom’s recipe for a pork version below—we promise it’ll add some well-deserved excitement to dinner tonight.
Omsom Korean Spicy Bulgogi Pork Recipe
What You’ll Need:
12 oz pork shoulder
Omsom Korean Spicy Bulgogi Starter
Half a small onion, thinly sliced
Neutral cooking oil
1 scallion, thinly sliced
Toasted sesame seeds
Optional: cooked rice, lettuce, kimchi
What To Do:
- Slice pork thinly, about ¼ inch thick or less (for easier slicing, place the pork in the freezer and let firm up slightly, 20-30 minutes).
- Place pork and the Omsom starter in a mixing bowl and toss to evenly coat. Let marinate at least 15 minutes or up to overnight for bolder flavor.
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
- Return skillet to heat and add pork. Cook without disturbing for 4 minutes, letting it sear on one side (cook meat in batches for better browning).
- Return onion to skillet and flip pork. Cook until meat is done, 3-4 minutes more.
- Season with salt to taste, Transfer to plates or a serving platter and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. Serve with white rice or in lettuce wraps, adding kimchi on the side.