This dish... Is my favorite dish. Of all time. It's Korean, and it's delicious. It's called Bibimbap, which means "mixed rice." I was offered Soju -- over and over again, which I wasn't used to... ^_^
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1) Slice the beef.
2) For the marinade, in a bowl add in the soy sauce, vinegar, oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, garlic and red chili flakes and mix well. Add in the beef and marinate for 11/2 hour.
3) Peel the radish, cut into matchsticks and marinate for an hour in a mix of brown sugar, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and chili flakes.
4) Peel the cucumber, cut into quarters, scoop out the seeds and julienne.
5) Twist off the ends of the mushrooms and julienne.
6) Julienne the carrots and roughly chop the spinach. Cut the scallions into long slices.
7) Slice the onion.
8) Roll up the seaweed all together and slice thinly. Add it into a bowl of water to soften.
9) In a skillet, add some sesame oil. When hot, add in the onions and a pinch of salt.
10) Place another pot over medium flame and add the rice with 1 cup of water. When the water boils, lower the flame and cover the pot.
11) Keep checking the onions as they cook. When brown, transfer into a bowl.
12) Sauté the carrots and transfer into a bowl.
13) Similarly, individually sauté the zucchini, then the mushrooms, spinach, green onions and bean sprouts.
14) For the bulgogi, in a skillet, add sesame oil and heat. Add in the marinated beef and cook till medium rare.
15) For the red pepper sauce, In a bowl, add the red pepper paste, little sesame oil, sesame seeds, soya sauce, rice vinegar, and cane sugar. Mix well.
16) In a large deep bowl, add the rice in the center. Leaving the top of the rice mound exposed, around it arrange the onions, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, spinach, bean sprouts, scallions, beef, pickled radish and cucumber.
17) Fry an egg sunny-side up.
18) Add the egg over the rice and add on some red pepper sauce.
19) Serve immediately.
Imagine someone placing a colorful bowl of food including meat, rice and eggs! What a wonderful meal that would appear to be…and that’s exactly what this Korean recipe is! Rice surrounded buy the most colorful mix of veggies, some meat and a nice sunny-side up egg! A whole lot of effort into this one, but definitely worth a try!