Trader Joe’s Korean Beefless Bulgogi Reviews

(32 customer reviews)

Plant-based vegan bulgogi-style strips marinated in a sweet and savory soy sauce.

32 reviews for Trader Joe’s Korean Beefless Bulgogi Reviews

  1. JLau

    The texture, color, strip size and taste are great! I would buy this again and it is a flavorful addition to rice, noodles or stir fried veggies. Love it!

  2. Jlau

    This is a tasty meat alternative that is great pan fried and added to grains, noodles or veggies.

  3. Alanna

    This is amazing. The texture, flavor and everything is so good! I added some sugar snap peas and white rice and the meal was fantastic!

  4. Kim

    This tastes really good in a bahn mi. I used French bread, pickled jalapeños, carrots and cabbage, vegan mayo, cilantro. Probably one of my favorite meat substitutes.

  5. Anonymous

    Best meatless texture I’ve had so far

  6. MA

    I made fried rice with this- it was really good!

  7. Dave F.

    OMG…. I have literally never tasted anything like this before. TJ’s Bulgogi might just be my new favorite food. Period. The flavor is so unique, while the “beef” is so juicy and perfectly chewy. I’m a longtime vegetarian, and I’ve been hoping Trader Joes would come up with a more meatless options. This one is a dream-come-true. All I have to do is fry up some broccoli, add the Bulgogi, and I have food for 3-4 meals. I’m so happy with this one that I bought 6 of ‘em right after tasting it. THANK YOU to whoever created this dish!!!

  8. Ayesha

    The texture is on point, flavor is amazing. This vegan option is the BEST compared to all of the other brands out there!! I hope that trader joes keeps this Vegan beefless bulgogi on the shelves.

  9. Gogo

    Possibly the best fake meat ever!! I’ve been vegetarian for a decade and this trumps everything else I’ve tried. Been eating it for three days straight! Texture is incredibly tender but meaty, and the flavor captures the fatty-smoky-sweet umami of food court Asian fare.

  10. Garuda

    One of the most flavorful products I’ve ever purchased at Trader Joe’s. The culinary mad scientists that figured out that pear and apple puree make delicious fake beef should be rewarded with divine providence.

    Slightly sweet, smoky, and perfectly savory. Oh, and I’m singing praises having microwaved it. Can’t wait to try pan frying.

  11. Lisa P

    Insanely delicious! My meat eating friend loved it too! Cooks up so quickly and is full of flavor. I’ve used it in Asian dishes, salads and sandwiches. The uses for it are endless! This is my all time favorite Trader Joe’s product…EVER. Now if they would only bring back the Korean bbq sauce to accompany it…

  12. JJ

    Amazing flavor & texture, and totally satisfying. Best meat substitute available, and very versatile. So glad I found these. Will be visiting every TJ’s in my area and stocking up. Okay, I’ll be nice and leave a couple for others. 🙂

  13. Erica

    Omg TJs – this is sooooo gooood – please do not discontinue, ever! Chef’s kiss!

  14. Bryan v

    Just tried TJ’s vegan bulgogi. This stuff is awesome!
    It’s hard to believe this is vegan. They got the texture, and flavor perfect. Probably one of the best vegan beef products I’ve tried. Served it with TJ’s vegetable stir fry, and jasmine rice… Awesomeness

  15. Hana M.

    Damn this is perfection. A mix between chinses restaurant beef sticks and bulgogi. Please never get rid of this TJ’s!

  16. Will M.

    I was a meat eater for many years and have had beef bulgogi many times. I saw this product is made in Korea, so I thought I’d give it a shot. This stuff blew me away….it looks, smells, tastes and cooks (sizzles and browns in a pan) like beef. Of all the meat substitutes I have ever tried, this is hands-down the best. Korean food scientists did their culture proud when they made this stuff.

  17. Nancy Keyes

    We LOVE this! My husband really misses beef and he loves this. This hits all the notes for us!

  18. Anonymous

    I don’t know where you get that flavor and texture from, but if I could, I would buy your company out! ✋

  19. Fan

    I don’t know where you get that flavor and texture from, but if I could, I would buy your company out! ✋

  20. Madeline

    My partner and I tried this last night and we’re really impressed! I loved that the flavor wasn’t super strong as some faux meats can be. It felt healthy and tasted delicious. We just paired it with steamed broccoli and brown rice and the meal felt perfectly balanced. I definitely recommend this product to anyone trying to reduce their meat consumption, but who still enjoys the texture and flavor.

  21. Anonymous

    Omg this is INCREDIBLE!!! I am obsessed! I’ve only been vegetarian for about two years now and have been searching high and low for a good beef alternative. This is by far my favorite. It’s sooo good over rice topped with a little chili onion crunch/ soy sauce mixture. Don’t sleep on this!!

  22. C

    This is the best fake meat I’ve ever had. TJ’s please keep selling this!!!

  23. Stephanie

    It’s really tasty but I realized it contains rice flour which I’m allergic to.

  24. Anonymous

    Came on here to write the review THIS SLAPSS!! highly recommend.

  25. Deborah Thomas

    I have only been vegan for about 5 months but I’d love this stuff even if I wasn’t vegan. It’s so tasty and it blends well Iwith mushrooms, broccoli and corn to make l a little meatless stew. I’m going to try it with rice and grilled veggies next. I’m going back to pick up several more packs and I certainly hope that Trader Joe’s continues to sell this product as it’s absolutely wonderful!!

  26. Austin Caufield

    So kept seeing all these amazing revues so had to try it myself. Being vegan myself it’s hard to find great tasting vegan products but I have to say it’s gotten SO much better. We are making great gains. That being said this is one of them. WOW. Totally amazing product. Texture, taste and portion size is awesome. I have turned everyone on to this product. I had problem getting it at first because they were always sold out. But spoke with a great member at Trader Joe’s in Summerlin location and he told me that they are upping there ordering of this product. PS if Trader Joe’s stops carrying this I will boycott for sure lol Great job Trader Joe’s you rock Thank you.

  27. Heather

    This is so good!! Holy moly, I am impressed. Go try it, you won’t be let down!

  28. Jessica

    TRADER JOES!!!! You’ve outdone yourself with this one! The flavor and texture is love! Please don’t ever remove this! Keep it stocked!

  29. Soybean

    Hands down the best vegan meat alternative we ever tried – whether store bought or from a restaurant!

  30. Corinne

    This might be my favorite TJ’s product of all time! Taste and texture are just like real beef bulgogi from a Korean restaurant. My dog was even fooled and begs every time I eat this. Try it on a low carb tortilla topped with some Kim chi.

  31. Sherry

    I’ve only been a vegetarian for about 5 months now (trying to very slowly transition to vegan) so the taste of beef is still fresh in my mind. I was preparing to be eternally dissatisfied with food because it was such a struggle to feel satisfied without meat, and it was near impossible without meat or cheese. I also can’t stand tofu, and can’t afford to eat at my favorite vegan restaurant on a daily basis (their charcoal beef vermicelli is to die for). I’d been sorely disappointed by other store-bought fake meats so I didn’t get my hopes up when I saw this and just bought one. Holy cow. I immediately ran out to get 7 more. I do have to cook it a bit longer and on lower heat (stove top) than what the directions say to get the texture just right, but it legit tastes like real beef, but better (no gross fat/gristle texture, and no cow had to die). I’ve made it without adding any liquid, adding different marinades, with plain white rice, fried rice, pad Thai noodles, vermicelli noodles, on its own with veggies…it totally astounds me how delicious, versatile, and easy to make it is. I’m totally going to try someone’s suggestion to have it on a banh mi sandwich. Also, if you make it with Trader Joe’s vegetable fried rice (frozen), it tastes bizarrely like Pei Wei’s beef fried rice that I used to get for years. I’ve really just had this in Asian dishes to keep it vegan and simple, but really want to branch out and try changing up the seasoning/marinade for Mexican and Italian dishes, too. I don’t know what I’ll do if they ever stop making this because I’ve been having it about 5 times per week. Just try it, but don’t get discouraged if you don’t love the texture right off the bat. It took me tasting as I cooked it to get it just right but doing that almost made me forget it was not real beef!

  32. Anonymous

    This is incredible!!! Best vegan product by far.

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