Korean Bibimbab (Rice w Vegetables & Beef)
Along with kimchi, bibimbap takes its place among the favored foods in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning "mixed rice," it's a popular and healthy meal consisting of white rice topped with vegetables, beef, a whole egg, and gochujang (red chili pepper paste). For those who cannot handle the spiciness (like our children), you can substitute with soy sauce in place of it. As with variations with different ingredients, there is also its distant cousin dolsot bibimbap, which is bimbimbab served in a heated earthenware bowl. I love these stoneware pots because they always come out sizzling/bubbling/steaming and keep the food super-hot, even after finishing the meal. Ddukbaegi (stoneware for soups & stews) is similar to dolsot and can be seen served in many Korean restaurants. Though we don't own any right now, hopefully we'll be able to purchase one of these rustic, traditional bowls when the colder weather comes around.