Fruit Kimbab (Korean Seaweed Rice Rolls w Fruit)
It was a nice surprise today to be greeted with some kimbab that the wife made for me (and the kids) as a snack for work. Though I have never made or attempted to make kimbab myself, I know how time-consuming it can be so I was thankful to her. Kimbab is one of the more popular and healthy foods that Koreans love, especially those who are on the run and need an easy snack to much on. In Korea, they have "fast food" kimbab chains that have them pre-made for busy bodies and they are extremely cheap (a basic roll costs around a buck). Don't be surprised to find variations like salad kimbab with mayo, spicy kimbab, seafood kimbab, tuna kimbab, noodle kimbab, cheese kimbab....you get the point right?! As for the basic roll, it is what I call a makeover of ingredients of the popular California roll found in many of the Japanese restaurants. Obviously the best part about kimbab is that you are able to choose ingredients to your liking, or you can stick with the original ingredients of bulgogi (thin slices of beef), spinach, pickled radish, carrots, and eggs. Whatever you choose, you will certainly satisfy your taste buds without feeling any guilt so eat up!