Monday, November 15, 2010


I was encouraged by Rachel on her blog ("My Imprecise Life" ) to write about the meal I made on Saturday.  I will, though I invite my far more knowledgeable Korean friends to write comments on it.  The basis for the recipe was in the cookbook "Dok Suni," written by a Korean-American woman who learned from her mother and now runs a restaurant.  It's a great cookbook. 

I made Bibimbop.  It's a build-your-own kind of creation.  Your table is covered by bowls of prepared veggies and proteins. 
Everyone starts with a bowl of rice, and adds from the bowls.  Here's what I had:

  • Shredded carrot (blanched or sauted for just a minute and lightly salted and maybe a dash of sesame oil)
  • Fried egg (one per person)
  • Ground beef
  • Sauted zucchini (with a touch of garlic and sesame oil)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Hot sauce (with garlic, sesame oil, rice vinegar)
  • Bean sprouts (sauted)
  • Shredded daikon radish

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Bibimbap! So delicious - and fun to make. If only there was a way not to produce 20 dirty dishes in the process. Hmmm...But it is so good, the dishes don't even matter. Thanks, Val, for introducing us to this yummy Korean dish.