Bibimbap is one of Korea’s signature dishes. There are variations of this dish and many varieties. Our favorite is Dolsot Bibimbap. This dish consists of a medley of hot sizzling rice, namul (sautéed vegetables), fried egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste).
Bibimbap means mixed rice and dolsot means stone pot. The dish comes out sizzling hot. The pot for dolsot bibimbap is coated with sesame oil so the rice cooks more while the dish is brought out to you. When the dish is served, wait a minute before diving in, this gives the rice extra time to get crispy in the pot. And trust us, you want the crispy bites of rice!
Once you wait a minute, mix in all the vegetables (namul) and red chili paste (gochujang) around with the rice and fried egg. Now it’s time to dig in and feast on this pot of heaven.
Not only is this dosolt bibimbap deliciously divine, it is also a popular Korean diet food. Most bibimbap dishes come with at least five different vegetables. Including: shitake mushrooms, shredded cucumber, julienned carrots, sliced courgette, bean sprouts, dried seaweed, and daikon radish. Not only do you get a nice serving of veggies but this meal is high in protein, potassium, and calcium.
One of the most famous places to get bibimbap in Korea is actually in Jeonju. Check out our trip to Jeonju where we tried Jeonju bibimbap here.
Overall, this dish is delicious and nutritious, as well as a must try if you are in Korea. We actually had our first taste of dosolt bibimbap in California, so you can find it in the states too! The recipe is actually not difficult and you can always serve in a regular bowl if you do not have a stone pot!
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