Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a Korean rice bowl topped with an array of vegetables and meat and served with a gochujang sauce. Follow my easy step-by-step recipe to make the best authentic bibimbap! overhead shot of Korean Bibimbap Bowls with Beef, Vegetables and a fried egg served in a Korean Stone Bowl with a small dish of bibimbap sauce on the side - bibimbap recioe

What is bibimbap?

Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a large bowl of rice topped with an array of individually prepared vegetables and meat and served with a gochujang (고추장) sauce. Bibim means mixing, and bap means rice. The mixing usually happens at the table by the diner.

Once you mix the vegetables, meat, and rice with a spicy gochujang sauce, you can enjoy a delicious harmony of different flavors and textures with every bite. It’s one of my absolute favorite Korean comfort foods! Hope you enjoy it at home with this easy to follow bibimbap recipe. 

Bowls for bibimbap

You can simply serve bibimbap in a large bowl at room temperature. However, when it’s served in a sizzling hot stone bowl (dolsot), your dining experience will rise to the next level. The hot stone bowl gives the bottom layer of rice a nice golden crust, and the rest of the bowl sizzles while being mixed. This is why dolsot bibimbap is highly popular at Korean restaurants.

As you might have seen at Korean restaurants, there are various types of stone pots or earthenwares for bibimbap. You can find some of them at Korean markets or on line. If preferred, use a cast iron pan or a casserole dish for the similar effect. 

Stone pot and earthenware for bibimbap

How to make Bibimbap

At home, we often make this dish using the side dishes left over from previous meals. It’s a delicious way to use up the leftovers. But, you can easily make this delicious rice bowl with freshly made simple side dishes. 

This recipe seems long because I wanted to show you the typical toppings that go into an authentic bibimbap recipe. However, the recipe actually is a collection of several basic side dish (banchan) recipes that are very simple to make. I used 7 toppings, but any 3 or 4 of these will make a delightful rice bowl. 

Other common toppings for bibimbap include mushrooms (sliced and sautéd), bellflower roots (doraji – soaked and sautéd), sukju namul (bean sprouts), mu saengchae (radish salad), onion (sliced and sautéd), lettuce leaves, sliced kimchi, and so on. 

An egg can be sunny side up, or fully cooked. Sometimes, only a raw egg yoke is used, which is typical for Jeonju bibimbap, as shown in the photo below.   

Bibimbap served in a large bowl

How to make vegetarian or vegan bibimbap

Making a vegetarian or vegan bibimbap is easy! Simply skip the meat and egg. A few vegetable toppings will be great, but tofu is a great meat substitute and a protein option. As I showed in my tofu bibimbap recipe, pan-frying the tofu enhances the nutty flavor of the tofu and gives it a nice chewy texture.

Slice and sauté some mushrooms, which are another excellent meat substitute. 

If you have vegetarian/vegan kimchi, slice it up a little. It will make a nice addition to your rice bowl. 

 

Vegan bibimbap in a stone pot

Which rice to use 

Koreans typically use short grain white rice for this dish. If you want to make this Korean rice bowl even healthier, use short grain brown rice or mixed grain rice instead. If short grain rice is not available in your area, use any rice you can find.

Cook the rice in a rice cooker or following package directions, using a little less water than called for. The rice should be a little drier than usual for best results.

Bibimbap sauce 

The main ingredient for the sauce is gochujang, Korean fermented red pepper paste, a staple in Korean cooking. My delicious bibimbap sauce only takes a minute to make by simply mixing together gochujang, sesame oil, water and sugar.

More bibimbap recipes

Tofu Bibimbap  – vegan
Spring Bibimbap with Canned Tuna

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Korean rice bowl with beef, vegetables and egg in a stone pot

Bibimbap

4.52 from 29 votes
Main Course
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

For the rice:

  • 3 cups short grain rice

For the bibimbap toppings:

  • 8 ounces beef rib eye or sirloin (substitute shiitake mushrooms for a vegetarian dish)
  • 2 cups boiled gosari* 고사리 (fernbrake)
  • 16 ounces soybean sprouts 콩나물 (or mung bean sprouts, 숙주)
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 2 kirby pickling cucumbers (or 1 Korean cucumber)
  • 2 small zucchinis
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 5 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 or 3 scallions chopped
  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • roasted sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 eggs

For the bibimbap sauce

  • 4 tablespoons of Korean red chili pepper paste gochujang, 고추장
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons of water

Instructions

For the rice:

  • Cook the rice in a rice cooker or following package directions, using a little less water than called for. The rice for bibimbap should be a little drier than usual for best results.

For the bibimbap bowl toppings:

  • Beef: Cut into thin 2-inch long strips. Mix in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 2 teaspoons of rice wine, 1 tablespoon of chopped scallion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 sesame seeds and a pinch of pepper. Marinate for 20 minutes. Sauté in a skillet for 2 - 3 minutes over high heat.
    Bibimbap beef
  • Gosari (Fern brake): Cut into 3-inch lengths. Season with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds, and a pinch of pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes. Sauté in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of vegetable/canola oil for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
    Bibimbap Gosari
  • Soybean sprouts: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil with a teaspoon of salt. Add the bean sprouts and boil for 3 minutes. Drain quickly and shock in cold water to stop cooking. Drain again. Toss with 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds, and salt and pepper to taste.
    Bibimbap kongnamul
  • Spinach: Blanch the spinach in salted boiling water only until wilted, 30 - 40 seconds. Drain quickly and shock in cold water. Squeeze out water. Cut into 3-inch lengths. Toss with 1 tablespoon of chopped scallion, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds and salt and pepper to taste.
    Bibimbap Spinach
  • Cucumbers: Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and then thinly slice crosswise. Generously sprinkle salt over sliced cucumbers and set aside for 10 - 15 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid. Toss with 1 tablespoon of chopped scallion, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon of sesame seeds.
    Bibimbap cucumber
  • Zucchinis: Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise and then thinly slice crosswise. Generously sprinkle salt over sliced zucchinis and set aside for 10 - 15 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid from salted zucchini by hand. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped scallion, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds. Sauté in a lightly oiled skillet for 1 - 2 minutes over medium high heat.
    Bibimbap zucchini
  • Carrots: Julienne the carrots into matchsticks. Sauté in a lightly oiled skillet for 1 - 2 minutes over medium-high heat, sprinkling salt and pepper to taste.
    Bibimbap carrot

For the bibimbap sauce:

  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly.

For assembling:

  • Place a serving of rice in a big bowl. (If using a stone bowl, heat it over medium heat until very hot. Add 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil and rice and cook the rice for several minutes until the rice sizzles.) Nicely arrange a small amount of each prepared vegetable and beef over the rice. Drizzle a little sesame oil over. Top with an egg fried sunny-side up and serve with the sauce.

Notes

*You can buy dried gosari (고사리) at any Korean market. Rehydrate by boiling in water until tender.
**Other common toppings for bibimbap include shiitake mushrooms (sliced and sautéd), bellflower roots (doraji – soaked and sautéd), sukju namul (bean sprouts), mu saengchae(radish salad), onion (sliced and sautéd), lettuce leaves, kimchi (sliced), etc.
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This easy bibimbap recipe was originally posted on this blog back in February 2010. As you can tell from the numerous comments below, it’s been enormously popular. Here, I’ve updated it with the new photos, more information and minor tweaks to the recipe.  

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  1. John Russel says

    4 stars
    I absolutely love this dish, thanks for letting me enjoy this part of the South Korean culture in my own home!

  2. so I love gochujang and spicy food in general but when I cook I try to cook for the whole family. Hubby and I can do the sauce any tips for making a kid friendly version? (3 year old kiddo, not teenager). I feel like you need some type of sauce for this. The egg may work but not sure if it’s really enough.

    ps. so glad I came upon your site. hubby is 1/2 Korean but doesn’t speak or know much about it (sad sad sad) and my little one is 1/4 Korean but since I only know how to say hello and thank you there’s really no way for him to know anything about his heritage except through food. At least I can follow a recipe and still introduce him to a small part of his background.

  3. If I put all the food into food water after cooking, won’t that make the foods cold?
    How do I reheat them…or do I HAVE to get a stone dish.
    I want to make this next weekend.
    Thanks!!

    • I don’t quite understand your first question. What do you mean by put the food into food water? You don’t need to reheat all the vegetables. You want your rice to be warm though before serving. A stone bowl is nice to have but not a must. If you want your bibimbap sizzling, you can use a small skillet or a cast iron skillet instead.

  4. how many calories???

  5. Margaret Readdy says

    5 stars
    Made this last night before a big snowstorm hit. I heated a large cast iron skillet in a 350F oven before preparing the rice and other ingredients. While sunny-side up eggs are cooking, I added oil and rice to iron skillet in oven and let heat for 5 to 8 minutes. I then moved the skillet onto the stove and heated until rice sizzled and then assembled dish.

    Hot skillet was moved in center of table on two wooden cutting boards so that everyone could serve family style. A big hit served with kimchi on the side! Dish stayed hot and delicious throughout meal.

    Thank you, thank you! A perfect meal for my sons to learn how to prepare.

    • Wow that was well done! Thank you for sharing your experience making it in a cast iron skillet and for the nice words.

  6. Connie Yang says

    5 stars
    First, thank you so much for all your recipes. I love it! I recall you had a very yummy sauce for the bibimbap that had meat in it. It use to be a link on here. I can’t find it. Do you still have it? I miss that sauce and would love to make it again.

  7. Hi Hyosun, your blog is AMAZING! Even just reading it while traveling inspires me. I’ve always just used gochujang straight out from the container so thanks for enlightening me on how to take it up to the next level. And I love your ingredients list section too I will definitely be armed with this on my next trip to HMart!

  8. 5 stars
    Hi Hyosun, have made bibimpap using your recipe a few times and it has always turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jeff Sherman says

    5 stars
    Thank you, Hyosun! Your blog is awesome and when I finally found some gochujang in my small town supermarket I couldn’t wait to try your bibimbap recipe. This dish was as good as, if not better than any I’ve had in any Korean restaurant! The sauce is incredible and the banchan was fantastic! I’m going to get a couple of dolsots and make this meal regularly… and I also love your spring kimchi. Actually, all of your recipes are great. You should write a book!

  10. Jeff Sherman says

    Thank you, Hyosun! I finally found gochujang and I couldn’t wait to try your bibimbap recipe. It was as good as, if not better than any I’ve ever had in any Korean restaurant!
    I am so happy… the sauce is incredible and the banchan was great. I am going to get a couple of dolsots, and I could easily see eating this dish every week… thanks again for your blog!

  11. Natalie Wai says

    5 stars
    Just tried this and the kids and I love it

  12. 5 stars
    This recipe is simple and delicious. The Korean style of cooking and eating is my life and I thank God everyday for my Korean sisters and brothers in food!

  13. 4 stars
    That was great, lady

  14. I made this for my family yesterday! It took me 3hrs but it was worth it! It tastes so good!

    • It will take less time as you cook more of these side dishes! Thanks for trying it our, and glad you enjoyed it! Cheers!

  15. Jane Metzger says

    My husband and I lived in Korea for two years. Love the food. I have been looking for a recipe for a what looked like a donut holes. We bought it from a street vendor and it was available only in the winter. On the inside it seemed to have a mixture of sesame and cinnamon. Are you familiar with this? I have been searching for years.

    • hmm not sure what you’re talking about, but I’ll update if I can think of what it is. You’re not talking about hotteok, are you?

  16. First, when I want authenticity, I look at your recipes first. They are fantastic! Living in The mountains of PA makes it difficult to find certain Korean ingredients, so I travel to Rochester NY to obtain them. However, I harvest and eat several wild and native plants and mushrooms, and commonly switch out ingredients. This last time, I used fresh stinging nettles instead of spinach, fresh fiddle heads for fernbrake, and wild ramps in place of green onions. I also grilled some morel mushrooms for that “over the top look”. Best meal any of us EVER HAD!! I also made a kimchi of fiddle-heads and ramps, as a side taster. I love your stuff. Thank you so much.

  17. Christina Franco says

    I made the zuchini receipe to round out my store bought “sides” and it was delicious!

  18. My family loves to eat bibimbap. We used to live near a place where we could get it readily but now are too far away. Have enjoyed making your recipes. Really like the marinade that goes on the beef for the bibimbap. Gives it such a good flavor.

  19. Thanks for sharing your recipe. This turned out delicious.

  20. Bibiana Beardsley says

    We made this for a big family dinner in honor of the Olympics. Making all the side dishes was super easy and much tastier than if we’d bought them at the Asian store. We also fried the rice and made it dolcet style.

    Thank you for such an easy and delicious recipe.

    • I’m delighted to hear you made bibimbap at home. I know it looks daunting at first, but glad you tried and found it not to be. You’re the second person letting me know about making bibimbap to celebrate the Olympics. Great choice! Thank you very much for choosing my recipe!

  21. Made this as part of our Olympic celebration. It was excellent and once everything is cut not too hard to make. Everything tasted fantastic and had good flavor. Typically I’m not great at fixing Asian cuisine but this recipe was super easy to follow and I think we got a good example of what Korean food tasted like. None of us had ever had any Korean food at all so this was excellent.

    • Aww I’m so happy to hear you made a Korean dish to celebrate winter Olympic. What better way to celebrate the Olympic that’s happening in Korea, than with Korean food! You picked a great dish as well. Thanks a lot for making my recipe part of your celebration!

  22. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with your blog. I absolutely love it!! I want to start cooking delicious Korean food and your blog was the first one that popped up on Google, and I will use it for all my Korean recipes. I love your easy to understand explanations and beautiful pictures. Everything looks delicious.

  23. Thank you for sharing this recipe! We love to order this when we’re at a Korean restaurant. I decided to find a recipe to see if I could make it at home. This turned out great! What took the most time for me was prepping all the ingredients since my knife skills aren’t the greatest. Thank you again for sharing and I plan to try more of your recipes.

  24. i made this yesterday using rice, beef, carrots,mushrooms, spinach and used my cast iron pan to assemble. delicious.

  25. Thank you for sharing this. We never heard of this dish, but saw it on a cookery show and it looked intriguing.

    I did a random search and your recipe looked attractive and instructive. It guideposts me to be able to use what I had to hand for a delightful supper last night.

    First taste of Korean food went down a hit!

    • Wow I’m impressed to hear you chose this dish to try as your first taste of Korean food! I know this dish involved quite a few steps and some people feel intimidated to try. I’m very happy to hear it went well! You’ll definitely find most of the dishes on the blog approachable. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a note! You made my day.

  26. Dear Hyosun, Last year I bought a Dolsot (from Korea Town in L.A.) to make bibimbap at home but I was always uncomfortable until I saw your recipe. I’ve seen many bibimbap recipes on the Internet but yours appealed to me the most. Well, today I made at home. For the meat, I used leftover brisket meat I BBQ-ed. I also left out the cucumbers as I was running out of energy. I also coated the inside of Dolsot with oil to prevent rice from sticking. Nonetheless, the rice was crispy. This dish was supposed to be for 4, but me and my wife finished it by ourselves. Now that I made bibimbap, I am hooked and will make more often.

    An advice for the first-timer is “Have all ingredients ready and cooked before you assemble in the Dolsot.”

    A question for Hyosun: My gosari had flower buds. I trimmed them. Could these flower bud be eaten or cut them off as I did?

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe…

  27. This is absolutely one of my favorite Korean foods. I almost eat it every other day! Thank you, ma’am, for posting this! <3 Hope to make this some other time. 🙂

  28. Hello hope you are doing well.
    Currently I am leaving in South Korea. I use your recipes almost everyday. my kids love bibimpap. I found your site and recipes very useful for my family.

    I would like to ask, if it would be possible if I create android application for your site, and may be translate it to many languages? ( actually I am also not Korean )
    I would definitely mention your site name for copyright.. Is that will be ok for you? Will you give your permission to so?
    I think that would be wonderful android application with step by step pictures.
    How do you think?

    • Hi Bara – I’m doing well. Hope you’re too. Thanks for using my recipes, however, I am sorry I have to say no to your request for various reasons. I hope you understand.

  29. Danny Harbison says

    While living and working the Republic of Korea, I was fortunate enough to live in the province where Bibimbap originated (Near Jeonju) or at leas that is what I was told by my Korean friends. It quickly became one of my favorite “go to” meals there.

  30. omg i made it for myself and i love it so much! its so delicious.

  31. I love bibimbap, and I made this for the first time with my friend today, and it was so good! Tastes just like bibimbap from the restaurants!! Thanks so much for this great recipe

    • That’s great to hear! I’m sure you will be making it over and over. Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you!

  32. Hi,
    In my home, we eat 95% Asian style in my home. It’s rare that we eat American food. Only when my husband feels like cooking. I was raised in Thailand & never learned to cook it. Where can I find the stone bowls for Bibmbap? I make a Thai version of it, but without the crispy rice. I do make crispy rice in the pan, as I make my rice, but I’d like to make it an easier, guaranteed way, with the stone bowl. It’s harder to make in the pan & if I get busy for one minute too long, it will scorch the rice, not crisp it. Scorched rice, ruins the whole pan of rice. It makes it smell bad, too. My husband loves his crispy rice. Every time he hears me getting ready to make rice, he calls out for me not to forget to make it crispy for him. As if I could forget what he calls out almost daily. 🙂 I have been following you for a couple of years and love your recipes! I have added many of your Korean dishes to our daily meals. Thank you for taking the time to take the beautiful pictures and writing down your recipes and memories, for us to share. Pheesao

  33. Thank you so much for this recipe! It is the best Bibimbap i have tried and even friends of mine loved it.

  34. Marillin Reyes says

    Hi my name is Marillin And I’m an American Puerto Riquen. I was stationed in Korea for two tours while serving in the U.S. Army. I loved the culture then and I love it now. The food is amazing!!! My daughter and I are allergic to seafood so we miss out on many of the beautiful dishes that include any traces of seafood. But we try just about everything else. I used to be a cook in the Army and we had Korean National work along side of us. I was treated to many of their special dishes. Just me though; they loved me. I can’t wait to cook all these delicious recipes. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Holly amparan says

    Have made this once before and are making tonight. Recipe is wonderful with any combintation of veggies. We grate the veggies and just. Marinate the cucumber and carrot since my kids dont like cooked veggies. I wouldnt do this with anything but good quilty eggs since i feel there the star of the show.

  36. Just made this for the first time with wathever vegetable I had left in my fridge (Turnip tops, green beans, chinese white cabbage) plus some organice minced meat I bought from the market….marinating is key… and then it doesnt mather what crunchy vegetable you use….it will all taste amazing.

    I just had this dish once before in a restaurant, but all the flavours seemed to match my memory. I’ve finished all I made within minutes after serving….omg.

  37. i really like this dishes… please keep hard work!

  38. I just made this for my family and everyone loved it. My children are 10 and 7, so I just added less of the spicy sauce to their bowls. I’ve tried different recipes on the web before, but this is the best one I’ve found. I can’t wait to try other recipes on your site!

  39. So I want to make this dish tomorrow night but I can’t find any Korean chili paste. The nearest Asian supermarket is about 40 minutes away 🙁 what can I substitute with? I’ve heard that the sauce makes a big difference and I don’t want to get it wrong.

  40. I’ve tried making this dish and it was fun. Very quick and easy. Thanks for the help. 🙂

  41. Thank you so much for the post on this meal. Great flavors and very easy to follow. The only problem I found was being able to wait, the time it took to prep and cook all the ingredient.

    Thanks again

  42. Bren Ramos says

    Hi! Thanks for the recipe. I’ve been wanting to try to cook bibimbap coz it’s one of my favorites already. My question is, can I use olive oil instead of sesame oil? Will the taste differ if I use olive oil?

    • Sesame oil is an important ingredient for creating authentic Korean flavors. Use olive oil if you want, but it will taste different.

  43. You should make an app for your recipes! I use my ipad all the time to follow your instructions as I cook! 🙂

    • Thank you, Allison! though I don’t even know where to begin… All too much high tech stuff for this old Korean lady. sigh…

  44. Sue | My Korean Kitchen says

    They look beautiful! Did you also change your camera?

    • Thank you, Sue! Great to see you. No, the same camera and lens I’ve had for a while. My photography skills are still hit or miss. He he…

  45. Thank you so much for making this simple and short! I usually need to check the recipe every 2 minutes when I’m cooking to make sure I’m doing everything right. This just makes it so easy! 🙂

  46. jessica Leonard says

    I practiced making this dish using your website when we lived in Korea. Now that we are back in the states my son asked for this for his birthday. It was just as good!

  47. I am going to make Bibimbap tis weekend!

    Hank you for the recipe!

  48. soldierzgirl says

    Thank you!! This is the easiest explanation of this recipe i have ever seen

  49. Hi! The dried fern frake has little leaves on the ends, do I cut them off or can I eat them as well?

  50. Rodolfo Garabot says

    I came to know about this magnificient dish when I did a feature coverage about it. At first, I wasn’t able to appreciate it. For the record, I have a whole day shoot and that made me lost my appetite. But fate intervenes, I accidentally spotted a similar dish at the mall and have tried it. And the rest is history.
    Should I say, Bibimbap is quite interesting dish for one, it has a very good preparation, it comes with finest ingredients, vegetables that are not hard to find. Plus the fact that it is very nutritious and just enough to satisfy a hungry tummy without leaving you any guilt.
    And I am very HAPPY that it is an ASIAN dish.

  51. Alfredo Di Stefano says

    Dear Hyosun: I have been eating Bi-Bim-Bap for years at Korean restaurants. Never thought of making it at home until I stumbled on your recipe. Since then, I made it twice. I use a large Dolsot bowl to assemble the ingredients. I don’t mix the ingredients when I place the Dolsot bowl on the stove. Everyone in my family loves the crispy rice at the bottom. Thanks for this lovely easy method.

  52. Hyosun: I use to fly to Seoul every two weeks for years and almost every day that I was in Seoul I had Bibimbap for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I truly love the combination of the rice, vegetables and meat. At times I would eat it with no meat and it was just as good. The gochujang sauce in my mind is what makes the dish so unbelievable. Tonight I made it for the family using you recipe and they went nuts over it. I also made a fresh batch of Kimchi that I just love. I was in Korean overload tonight. Thanks for the great recipe. Your recipe is easy and as good as all the Bibimbap I use to eat in Korea.
    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!

    • Hi Roger – I’m totally THRILLED to hear your family went nuts over it! I know it was a lot of work for you, but it definitely sounds like it was totally worth it. Wow kimchi too? Very nice. Hope you and your family enjoy kimchi as well. Thank you so much for choosing my recipe and letting me know how it turned out!!! Means a great deal to me. I’m so looking forward to hearing more about your Korean cooking. Cheers!

  53. nawouri ezane says

    Really excited to try bibimbap at home..

  54. I have seen on the Travel Channel that an emperial version of bibimbap can have up to 28 different ingredients. I have eatened deep fried square of kombu and ginko nuts added to bibimbap. Do you know of any other ingredients that are used in Korea and are not common in the bibimbap version outside of Korea?

  55. Hidayatul Akmar says

    i usually see there is an egg in the bibimbap i saw on tv..the egg was raw or cooked??

    • Egg is usually cooked sunny-side up, but some people use a raw egg too. You can cook any way you want, but runny yoke sort of works as a sauce, giving the rice moisture and flavor. Thanks for visiting!

  56. I do have a question though – when making it in a stone bowl, do you preheat the bowl in the oven then add oil and rice? Or do you oil the bowl, add rice and place it in the oven until it sizzles? My bowl didn’t get hot enough so the rice didn’t get crispy – it still tasted wonderful though!

    • I usually heat it on the stove top until it gets very hot, and then add the rice and cook for a few minutes until the rice sizzles. Try it on the stove top next time.

  57. It was truly wonderful, it took me back to Seoul for 20 mins! Thx.

  58. Absolutely great! I was stationed in Korea and I love the food. Made this for the first time yesterday and I’m pretty proud of myself, it turned out great. Thanks!

    • Hi Jimmy – I’m very proud of you as well! And happy to hear it turned out well for you. Thank you very much for your service in Korea. Also, I thank you for using my recipe and for taking the time to leave a feedback for me and other readers. Cheers!

  59. is there a substitute for gosari?

  60. The only thing is missing is the egg “sunny side up” or “over easy” on top.

  61. This recipe is amazing. It is one of our favorites. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

  62. green Chili peppers says

    I really like this serving dishes… thanks for sharing with us.

  63. Bibimbap is one of my favorite meals but I’ve never tried making it until I came across this webpage and made it tonight for dinner. I think this is one of the best things I’ve made! It took awhile and I had to make my own gochujang, but it turned out just great and was well worth the effort. Thank you!!

  64. Trixiebella Suen says

    Tried this in a Korean restaurant in Ireland, my cousin told us to try Korean food and this was amazing loved it! If there was Korean restaurant in the U.K where I live I would go asap xD but sadly I think it’s only big cities which has Korean restaurant. =(

  65. Keke my boyfriend made this dish on our first date I fell inlove with him right away after watching him cook lol he added a little roasted ground sesame seeds into the mix and it was yummy.
    The next morning he used the leftovers of this dish for pancakes, I love this blog and have started to cook also thanks to you and my amazing korean boyfriend I showed him this blog and now he reads too

  66. Can I put chicken instead of beef? And which part of chicken should I use? I’m a very new cook, with no ecperience in cooking! ><“

  67. Can I put chicken meat instead of beef?

  68. This is one of the most known Korean food in our country.

  69. We just had this for our lunch. We love it.. thank you for such detail instruction

  70. Banana Boat says

    I’ve always enjoyed this dish when out and since I found this I make it at home often, my family and I absolutely love this. We’ve even gotten my husbands family hooked 🙂

  71. I am so excited to make this for my boyfriend. My local market has a lot of these veggie dishes prepared, but making it from scratch will taste fresher and be more cost effective. Thank you for such good instructions and photos!

  72. messymotto says

    Just made some bibimbap last night and wrote a post about it linking people here to check out your great suggestions. It wound up being delicious! Thanks for the post

    http://www.messofalife.com

  73. This is one of my Favorite Korean dish, while I was stationed there for 3 years. Thank you so much for posting 🙂

  74. This recipe is so tasty!! Today I made it for the third time and I think it was my best yet. As a girl with no experience in Korean cuisine (safe for watching Kdramas and wishing I was there ^.^)I think that I did pretty well thanks to your detailed descriptions and photographs. I will try some more of your recipes (if I can find the ingredients!)

  75. Jessica Tan says

    Love your tips! I love bibimbap ! It’s dieting, low in calories and I eat it every day by cutting out rice and substituting it with microwaved chopped cauliflower and no meat! I might cheat and add one third bowl of brown rice.

  76. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    I’m making this now. So excited to eat this! Wish I have a stone bowl…

  77. I made this for my husband’s birthday and he couldn’t stop raving about it! Thanks 🙂

    • Hyosun Ro says

      Oh that’s so sweet of you! Your husband is one lucky guy. Happy birthday to him!! Thanks for trying out my recipes and letting me know how it turned out.

  78. Thank you, Joanne! Hope you enjoy the dish as much as I do. This is definitely one of my favorites.

  79. I love your recipe! I love the step-by-step instructions on how to cook the ingredients, certainly makes it easier to follow =) I’ll definitely be making this soon!=) Joanne

  80. Great idea Michelle! Let’s call that bibimbap wrap. I should try that since I really need to watch carb too.

  81. Michelle K says

    I just made this and it was so good. I used the spinach, carrots, sprouts, beef and zucchini. Since I am trying to stay low carb, instead of rice, I wrapped the veggies and meat in lettuce with a dash of your gochujang sauce. Delicious!

  82. Hyosun Ro says

    Stephanie – I am so happy to hear it turned out very well for you. It does get a little hectic with all these small dishes, but it sounds like you executed really well. Thanks for trying my recipe and letting me know how it went.

  83. Stephanie says

    My boyfriend and I just made this tonite with the beef, cucumbers, zucchini, sprouts, carrots and shitake mushrooms.

    Delicious! I was a bit scattered making all the little dishes but that always happened when I make something for the first time. We’re having the left overs tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing! Plus it was really easy to glance at the recipe and find what I was looking for with the little pictures by each vegetable.

  84. Thank you, Stephanie, for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Hope you get to try the recipe.

  85. I have been looking everywhere for a good bibimbap recipe! This one looks perfect. Thanks 🙂

  86. i really like this dishes…

  87. This dish is so rich in flavours and colours. It looks very tasty. Thank you for sharing.

  88. Susan – Thank you! I am glad to hear you are going to try. Let me know if you have any questions.

  89. Cook With Susan says

    I love this dish. It always seems like so much work to do at home. You have broken down the process so simply that I am going to give it a try. Thanks for the lesson.

  90. Hyosun Ro says

    Thank you very much for such wonderful comments! I am delighted to hear you tried my recipe and liked it. Hope to hear from you again soon.

  91. Anonymous says

    I have always loved bibimbap, but have never attempted to make it at home. Your instructions make it so easy, and your Red Pepper Paste Sauce is absolutely delicious! Thank you very much for providing such authentic, tasty and achievable recipes. They are of the highest quality found on the internet!

  92. These photographs are fantastic! Definitely my favorite entry in terms of pictures. I’m going to have to try the actual recipe… though having tried the real thing made by you, I know it will be good!

  93. I luuuuuuuuv Bibinbap, I use to go all the time to this Korean restaurant in NY to have it. But since I moved to LA I didn’t find anything yet. I miss it. But now I have the recipe that’s great, it looks delicious.

  94. mmmm this looks so good! i love korean food and recently started to love bibimbaps

  95. Thanks for stopping by! Try it. It’s not that hard, and you will learn how to make a few Korean side dishes at the same time. Well worth the effort! Let me know how you like it.

  96. I’m delighted to find a real recipe for this – my favorite Korean restaurant dish. I can’t wait to try it at home.

  97. Thanks for visiting. Hope you try it. I would love to know how it turns out for you.

  98. I always order this when out, now Im excited to try it at home..thanks!!

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