Friday, March 5, 2010

A Taste of Bibimbap



When we went to Seoul City our tour guide brought us to a special Korean restaurant where they serve good bibimbap. Hubby was not too impress when he saw the picture of bibimbap, so he ordered a korean barbecue instead...lol! And I had bibimbap for the first time! I thought it's very appetizing and I don't mind ordering it again. If you never had Bibimbap before, you should try it at your nearest Korean restaurant. For more Food Trip Friday entries, you should click the button above.

What is bibimbap anyway? Well, 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 raw or 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.





13 diner's comment:

bluedreamer27 said...

Wow it looks good, and it tastes good for sure. Actually Kim Chi is the only Korean Dish i know haha. Thanks for the info and i enjoyed it a lot.
Its nice to be here in your blog.
Have a great day and happy blogging!
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Mel said...

this looks yummy sis, did you try making it yourself too?'-) i wish i can make this.;-)

inday_adin said...

Hi mommy Dhemz, how are you? That looks delicious and the vegetables are my favorite! Hmmm.. I am back again from a very long break from blogging! Nice to visit your blog again! :)

nice A said...

Looks inviting! It's similar to Khao Pad (fried rice) here in Thailand. I like the idea of having lots of vegetables but in here they use carrots, green peas, sweet corn, mushroom, etc. and meat, seafoods and/or egg with it. Cucumber is commonly used in Korean cuisine even with their soup but Thais eat it raw usually. I think it's mainly the vegetables such as the cucumber, spinach and sprouted soya that make Korean fried rice different from Thai fried rice. My kids love to eat vegetables if mixed with fried rice so I patiently cook it for them. Like your Korean style, I also use either beef or chicken but most Thais use pork, chicken or seafoods and usually with egg, too. And so spicy, wheewww!!!
Thanks for sharing this dish. I may modify my fried rice - mixture of Thai and Korean sytles, hahaha! I may try spinach and sprouted soya. Oks ba?

Mama Ko said...

Ahhh so this is how bibimbap looks like? it made me wonder how it look like and taste like. sge ko dungog aning pagka una pero wala ko kabalo unsa ning kabayoa hehehe. Looks okay to me and the vegies not bad. healthy food sd siya. You know na sa atong mga kapikas sa lungag nga basta kita ug sagbot aguy mahiwi ang nawong mangita ug unod waaaa. |Mao ni akong jose always on the safe side ug mo order ug asian food, chicken ra gyud na siya. magkatawa mn sd ta ni goryo wala kauyon sa iyang nakita waaa. Hala bayot uli nku ky wala ra ba ko suga dala diri hehe kiss sa kulot.

Cecile said...

di pa ko nakatikim ng bibimbap eh...nakakatakam naman :-); kailan kaya ako makakakain nito.

♥Willa♥ said...

I would love to try it myself eventhough the term bibimbap sounds funny to me, lol!
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I never tasted that dish before. Ang hirap namang tandaan nang mga Korean dishes, puro tongue twisters, lol. Pero mukha namang masarap sa litrato. Thanks for featuring it in your post. God bless you all always.

aMgiNe said...

that looks yummy and healthy!

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chubskulit said...

Wahhhhh kumalam ang sikmura ko dito sis, nakakamiss ang bibimbap.. Sana matutunan ko gumawa nito kasi miss na miss na namin tong dish na ito..

Maxi said...

Hello Dhemz! Haven't heard of bibimbap before. Thanks for sharing. I know now! I might try it one day but for sure my boyfriend will not order one. Well at least he can taste a bit from my plate. that would be nice.

have a great day Dhemz! Hugs!

by the way, How about exlinks/badge exchange?

Clarissa said...

Our family loves bibimbap!!Kahit na araw-arawin yan,walang problema kasi healthy food naman kasi!

MinnieRunner said...

Bibimbap, parang tongue twister sis, ehehehe. Ako naman ang ugali ko, itanong as waiter kung ano ang specialty nila, un ang oorderin ko :)