I don’t feel like writing a new recipe. Plus I didn’t actually make anything new this past weekend, so you’re just getting this randomness that I slapped together. It’s awesome and delicious so I don’t want to hear any complaints (the only acceptable one is “I can’t get those things where I live” in which case I direct you to this awesome post on how to make them!)
So a few weeks ago, I read this post over at Ambitious Deliciousness. I’ve mentioned a few times that I don’t know much about Korean food in general but that what I do know, I like and eat frequently. When I read the post on her site, I realized I’ve never had bibimbap and sought to change that… meatlessly. And also, easily, cuz I’m lazy and 10 steps seems like a lot. Haha. So I bought the above box of veggie banchan/na mul at M2M (the supermarket, not the duo that did that song for the Pokemon movie um, like 10 years ago) which I’d had before and sort of looked like what Ambitious Deliciousness had used in her bibimbap.
$6 for all this – six bundles of na mul/banchan, a container of gochujang, and underneath it all is spicy radish pickles.
I cooked some Korean rice and plopped the bundles on top and realized I screwed up the color theme by moving them around, oops. I did use all the veggies even if you can’t see them! and there is definitely rice underneath. Also, that fried egg is totally runny – it just looks like that because in order to cook a fried egg’s white all the way, I drop a teeny bit of water in my frying pan at the end and cover with a lid for about 30 seconds to steam the top of the white cooked. (I learned that trick from a video game called Cookin’ Mama for DS. Yes. I did.) When done properly, it completely cooks all of the white perfectly each time and still leaves you with a great, runny yolk. I actually don’t mind the white being a little runny as well sometimes but I know that usually grosses people out.
Then, I splashed a teensy bit of sesame oil on top of the egg and voila. It was done, ready to mixed altogether and devoured. (Because the egg was hot, the sesame oil immediately became super fragrant and smelled so good, I almost couldn’t wait to take a picture and start eating…)
Mmm, that was good and pretty damn healthy since all the veggies are cooked with little oil (I think) and super easy. Well, super easy since I didn’t make the veggies from scratch, your experience might be a bit different 😉
Delicious. Ambitious? Not my way, but still damn delicious.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone! It’s a super baseball weekend for me, so it will be an awesome one!!! 🙂
PS Before anyone tries to correct me, I am not Korean and don’t claim this is authentic. Wikipedia says bibimbap just means mixed rice, so you can take that as you will. Either way, just enjoy eating it! even if it’s not “authentic” 🙂