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!

bibimbap 

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!!

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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!

14 comments:

  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!

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

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  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!

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  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

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  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?

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  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!

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  7. Looks loverly!!!

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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!!!

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

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  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!

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

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