I have tried a few Korean dishes in the past and most are pretty simple so not much of a challenge. Today I will be making bibimbap (비 빔밥), translation – mix rice. The recipe I will be following will be the one in the video below.
Those that want to know more about what bibimbap is, here is the wikipedia on it. (With a few revisions of my own)
Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice.” Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. It can be served either cold or hot.
Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap include julienned cucumber, zucchini, mu (daikon), mushrooms, doraji (bellflower root), and gim, as well as spinach, soybean sprouts, and gosari (bracken fern stems). Dubu (tofu), either plain or sautéed, or a leaf of lettuce may be added, or chicken or seafood may be substituted for beef. For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other.
I will update this post throughout the day to progress my status with it. As of right now…. I need to visit the Korean market!Read More