Korean Food #1: Bibimbap!

So I decided to talk about Korean food, which was suggested by one of the readers and my new 친구 (meaning friend in Korean) 😀 And if we talk about Korean food, how can we not talk about Bibimbab!!

비빔밥 (Bibimbab)

비빔 (bibim) means “to mix” and 밥 (bab) means rice. It usually comes with a type of sauce known as gochujang, which can be spicy. Basically you’re supposed to mix all the ingredients and the rice together, and it will end up looking like this:

Seriously, this is good stuff. I had it and it was awesome xD

Common ingredients include carrot, bean sprouts, egg, meat, turnip, and whatever else you wanna add into it. Which is the beauty of this dish xD

There are many many variations based on this dish. Dol-sot bibimbab comes in a stone pot (like in the first picture), so your bibimbab would be piping hot when you’re enjoying it. Jeonju bibimbab is really famous, though I haven’t tried it specifically yet.

Oh and before I forget, here’s Super Junior Kyuhyun and Ryeowook introducing bibimbab!! Part of the series of introducing Korean food ^^

If it’s your first time going to Korea, bibimbab is probably your safest bet for a first meal. Unless you have zero tolerance for spicy food D: But even if that’s the case, don’t worry because all Korean eateries provide iced water free-of-charge! Yay!

My favouritest bibimbab is from one of the normal stalls in Bupyeong (Subway Line 1 and Incheon Metro Line 1), where there is a food court-like place near the Lotte Mart.

There are so many types of food here that I’m spoilt for choice! Anyway, I shall keep Bupyeong for another day, it’s really a good place to go if you’re staying in Incheon. For now I gotta go study for finals ><


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