Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vegan Bi Bim Bap

Have you tried Bi Bim Bap before?

I have never tried it, but I’ve seen it on a few blogs, when they have eaten out at restaurants!  I’ve always thought it looked great, but we don’t have a Korean place here, so I haven’t gotten to try it yet…

Until today!

I googled my heart out until I found a great recipe – Dr. Kim has a Super Easy to follow one. (ps. his blog has some awesome recipes FYI)

Anywhoo. I just used it as a guideline and I came up with this.

I decided not to use the egg, as I wasn’t in the mood for an egg!


Wondering what everything is??

with pictures

I cooked up some long grain white rice (but I’m sure you could get creative with the grains)

The carrots I did just like in the recipe, also the spinach is done per the recipe!

Cabbage I sautéed up with some sesame oil (about 1/4 teaspoon) and some chilli sauce.

Mushrooms I soaked and cut up into pieces

Tofu I cooked with some sesame oil (1/4 teaspoon), and some chilli sauce + soya sauce.

In the middle I added sesame seeds and chia for a little crunch!

Because I didn’t add the egg, I tossed this all with a little bit of soya sauce and more chilli sauce!   It was SO good… and I made enough for lunch tomorrow, as I think it’s an awesome lunch for on the go! (almost like my sushi salad!)

This was SO good and I can’t wait to have more for lunch tomorrow!!


To make life easier, I used a mandolin to cut up the carrot and the cabbage!  They are so fun, but OH SO DANGEROUS! lol


Have you every tried Bi Bim Bap?

Do you have a favourite ethnic food that you want to re-create at home?  Do tell… I am very close to having lots of time in the kitchen!


  1. I have not had bi bim bap, but I would LOVE it! ...and I would ad that egg... ;) I love mixed bowls and this one looks great!

  2. I've never had it before but it looks Awesome!!

  3. Thank you so much for your encouraging words about school!

    This looks so good. I have never even heard of it before! Im going to add this recipe to my list one recipes I want to make.

    I have always wanted to learn to make sushi at home, but I have always been too intimidated by making the rice to make it. Apparently it is really hard to get it right. Maybe I will do it someday as I have visions of making veggie sushi and putting it in my future children's lunch boxes! Yes, this is what I think about :)

    I hope you have the best day ever!

  4. Yeah! This looks great. I did read Dr. Kim's recipe and this would be a great way for me to get my greens. It looks like my nausea has disappeared. :D

  5. I have never tried Bi Bim Bap (how fun is that to say?!)...It looks delicious! And your tofu looks stunning...what method did you use to prepare it?

  6. Bee bim bap is one of my favourite dishes of ALL time. But I need the egg!!! And the hot stone bowl is pretty cool too ... you need to try it when you are in another city with a Korean restaurant.

    Your homemade version looks AWESOME!

  7. Looks loverly!!!

    I'm a big fan of Korean food period . . . in particular I love sundubu - a spicy cured tofu stew!

  8. This looks so tasty! I would have added the egg too, since I'm not vegan, but following vegan blogs means tons of dairy free (and generally healthier) recipes!

    I hope you don't mind - I've added you to my blogroll!

  9. This looks DELICIOUS! So hearty and fresh. I love eating meals with tons of colors, it makes my eyes happy even before I take a bite. Thanks for this great idea!

  10. Your Bi Bim Map is beautiful! I haven't yet tried it myself.

    I guess I didn't hear enough stories about mangled thumbs because I sliced the tip off of mine on the mandolin just a week ago. Still hurts!! Be careful kids, it could happen to you :)

  11. YUM! Well, my husband is hawaiian/filipino and I grew up in Guam so I make ethnic food all the time :)

    Can you pretty please stop by my blog and vote for me on PETA's sexiest veg next door? THANK YOU!!!

  12. bi bim bap soundsl ike too much fun not to try, haha!

  13. I love bi bim bap! I haven't had it since I lived in boston in 2003...so it's been a while, and I'd definitely be more interested in the vegan version now :)

    Lately I've been loving ethiopian food. I really want to create some of the flavorful dishes, but....haven't attempted yet!

  14. Oh yum! That looks so good! I will be trying this one soon. :)


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