One of my favorite Korean meals is Bi Bim Bap or rather 비빔밥.
|Traditional BiBimBap in a stone bowl (PC: Wiki)|
This Korean dish is a traditional dish... which literally means "mixed rice". This dish is served over a hot bowl of white rice topped with a variety of sautéed vegetables. To add more flavor, many times the dish is topped with gochujang/고추장, (chilipepper paste) & sesame see oil... and most definitely topped with a fried egg. Growing up my mom didn't make it too often because of the many difference components that goes into the dish. First my mom would make her stash of home made bulgogi, marinating thin slices of sirloin. Then she sauteed over 6 different vegetables (spinach, carrots, soy bean sprouts, onions, mushrooms, tofu, lotus flower, zucchini). The best part of it was the sauce topping. My grandmother used to send her home made gochujang & daenjang where she fermented the paste for months.
|daenjang fermenting in traditional clay pot|
|gochujang in traditional clay pot|
These days, I'm the one that makes it for my family... my White hubby & hapachild. :)
|This is my hubby's dish... topped with a drizzle of sesame seed oil. No gochujang for this white boy.|