Korean Food for Dummies: How to Make Bibimbap

Bibimbap is one of my favourite Korean dishes because it just can't taste bad, no matter what you put in it. It's super healthy, easy to make, and you can make a giant batch of ingredients and save it for later. I put four different veggie dishes in my bibimbap - radish, bean sprouts, spinach, and carrots. The recipe is REALLY easy and quick. Cuz ain't nobody got time fo that shit.
(My mom will probably cry when she sees my version of Korean food.)

I made two side dishes - bulgogi (soy-sauce marinated beef) to go with a lettuce wrap, and sweet & salty potatoes.

Keep scrollin' to find the recipes!

Bulgogi

Solid
- A bunch of mushrooms
- The other 1/2 of the onion

Liquid
- 1/2 kiwi (natural sugar and the acidity will soften the beef)
- 1/2 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp honey* (optional if you like it a little sweeter)

1. Mix up the sauce ingredients in a magic bullet or blender.
2. In a bowl, add 4 tbsp of soy sauce and throw in the kiwi-garlic-onion soup.
3. Prepare beef.
4. Add whatever veggies you want to put in your bulgogi (ex. onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc).
5. Mix it up, throw some ground pepper in there, let it marinate while you prepare the other bibimbap stuff.

Cut up your radish like so... 

Wash the spinach & sprouts, peel the potatoes, cut the carrots (same way as the radish).

Prepare veggie dishes for your bibimbap. Don't be lazy and prepare them separately!

Spinach
1. Boil water
2. Blanch for 30 seconds.
3. Drain water - squeeze the water out of the spinach leaves as much as you can.
4. Transfer the spinach into a bowl, add 1 tsp of soy sauce, splash of sesame seed oil, 1 clove of garlic (minced), salt & pepper.
5. Mix it up.

Radish & Carrots
1. Heat up sesame oil.
2. Throw in radish/carrots. For the radish, cook them until they turn slightly clear.
3. Add salt and pepper.

Bean Sprouts
1. Boil water.
2. Blanch for 30 seconds.
3. Drain water.
4. Transfer bean sprouts in a bowl, add some sesame seed oil, salt & pepper.
5. Mix it up.

Sweet & Salty Potatoes

1. Cut potatoes into cubes and run it under water to wash away some of the starch.
2. Boil potatoes until cooked half way. 
3. Drain water.
4. Transfer potatoes in a pan to simmer in sweet & salty sauce (2 parts soy sauce to 1 part honey) until the liquid evaporates & absorbs into potatoes.
5. Add salt & pepper

Cook that bulgogi like a boss and try not to drool in it.

Because by now, you're probably starving.

In a big bowl, place the rice at the bottom, and add your veggie toppings. Fry an egg then BAM! Mix that baby up with some bibimbap sauce.

Sauce for bibimbap
- 2 tbsp hot pepper paste (can be purchased at your local Korean grocery store - like this one)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp sesame seed oil
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

How I like to eat my bibimbap is in the form of lettuce wraps. You take one peace of lettuce, add a spoonful of bibimbap, add a piece of bulgogi, and shove that big bundle of deliciousness in your mouth. Definitely not a date night kind of food. Things can get a little messy.

Sorry if my instructions make no sense to you. Feel free to send me a message about it! :)

Enjoy!