When I first discovered Korean cuisine, the first dish that I tried was bibimbap and it has been my favorite ever since. Whenever I make a Korean style meat such as the dak bulgogi (Korean BBQ chicken) I try to make sure that I will have enough of it leftover to use to make a bowl of bibimbap. Bibimbap is a mixed rice dish where pretty much anything goes so it is a great way to clean out the fridge at the end of the week. I like to start with some brown rice, a fried egg with a runny yolk, some leftover Korean style meat and then I pack on as many vegetables as I can. You can use seasoned vegetables if you like but I often like to keep it simple and just blanch the vegetables or eat them raw in the case of cucumbers, etc. The final component of the bibimbap that really makes it is the spicy heat and I like to use this gochujang dressing that is sweet, tangy and flavourful in addition to being nice and spicy.
Although the photo above is nice for presentation it tastes much better once you have mixed everything up so that the gochujang dressing and the runny egg yolk cover everything.
Spicy BBQ Chicken Bibimbap
- 1 cup cooked short grained rice
- 2 eggs (fried, sunny side up)
- 1/2 cup dak bulgogi (Korean BBQ chicken)
- 1/2 cup seasoned spinach
- 1/2 cup carrot (julienned & blanched)
- 1/2 cup cucumber (sliced thinly)
- 1/2 cup brussels sprouts (quartered and blanched)
- 2 tablespoons gochujang dressing
- Place the rice in a bowl topped with the fried egg and the other ingredients and serve.
- Mix everything up and enjoy.
I haven't had bibimbap in such a long time. Looks really good, Kevin!!!
Love that presentation. It makes me want to stick a fork in the yolk and grab a big bite!
Bibimbap is the first – and still the only – Korean dish I've tried too. And my favorite!
The Nervous Cook says
This sounds great! I've been craving bibimbap like crazy lately, maybe it's time for me to try to tackle it myself…
Bellini Valli says
I'm with Pam and would just like to dig in.
Why is it that everything tastes better with a fried egg on top? THe presentation is beautiful but so much so that you almost don't want to eat it. I'll take the messy version. Thanks.
All Our Fingers in the Pie says
You make good food! This looks great. I have never got into the egg thing though.
I've never had this wonderful dish before. I need to make it, stat!
Chef Aimee says
Bibimbap is my all time favorite Korean dish! 🙂 This looks amazing.
Ed Schenk says
Nice recipe and Great photos. I love cooking foo that uses gochujang (red pepper paste)
What a beautiful bibimbap! This is hands-down my favorite food of all time — we live close to a great korean grocer who sells all the banchan (seasoned veggies), so it's often a quick, tasty meal for us.
Wow what a perfect looking ethnic dish!!
This bibimbap looks amazing Kevin! I've never tried it, nor have I ever heard of it! But thats the beauty of blogging- you learn about new things!
My daughter would love if I made this for her!
I think you might cook more Korean food than I do. 🙂 This looks great. I want to have it for dinner!
One of my husband's favorite – I'll have to cook it for him now – thanks for the inspiration!
Sathya - says
spregMy sister loves this and raves about it, I'll have to try it!
bibimbap sounds like some kind of software or techno speak, doesn't it? "My operating system keeps crashing so I went into BIOS and changed my bibimbap to 64-bit encryption."
But it sure look dang good!
this. looks. so. good!
Couples Kitchen says
Wow! this looks really impressive! and i love to see a guy get into cooking. you have great recipes on your blog.
web designer says
I love spicy food so I would probably love it. I like the way it looks all together – so colourful and fresh,yum!