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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

1st Taste of Korean Food - Bibimbap & Kimchi

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 Posted by Vernon Go , , , , , 4 comments

We went to eat at a Korean restaurant after the CBS Events Committee meeting to get a taste and experience Korean cuisine. I was up for it, so was Kevin Ray Chua, Pibi, Atty. Ethelbert and Sinjin (Sinjin was clearly nervous from his facial expression even more when he was handed the dreaded “Chop Sticks”).

We had the Bibimbap and Kimchi in which at first quite intimidated me due to the presence of veggies and all. But at the back of my mind, I knew that Korean food or serving is of a balanced meal which is good for our health, so I just thought “Charge to experience Dammnit!!”

Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: pibimpap) is a popular Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed meal." 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.


Source: Wikipedia

But If you are interested or want to make it yourself, here’s a good resource Click Here
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Kimchi represents Korea's best known food. Koreans serve kimchi at almost every meal, and few Koreans can last more than a few days before cravings get the better of them. During the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, thousands of foreigners were introduced to it for the first time. Despite a reputation for being spicy, most people usually develop a taste for it, and many foreigners also find themselves missing it after returning to their home country.


Source: Life in Korea

It is also also spelled gimchi, kimchee, or kim chee, is any one of numerous traditional Korean pickled dishes made of vegetables with varied seasonings. Its most common manifestation is the spicy baechu (cabbage) variety. Kimchi is the most common banchan, or side dish. Kimchi is also a common ingredient and combined with other ingredients to make dishes such as kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae) and kimchi fried rice (kimchi bokkeumbap).



After tasting these two dishes, I have now developed an interest in korean food although I have a craving for Japanese foods (price wise would be Korean). I’ll definitely find me some Korean dishes to taste when I have money with me next time.

Thanks to Atty. Ethelbert Ouano for the treat!

Try the Kimchi and Bibimbap now!

***Does the battle sport a such contour?
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4 comments:

  1. nyahahahaha ok rana master bryan

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  2. yvonne loves you more then the kimchi.. haahahah

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  3. its not then but it than----- so yvonne loves you more than you love the kimchi

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