Our Bibimbap recipe is easy, healthy and delicious. Try it out now and learn how to cook Korean easily.
BIBIMBAP(비빔밥) – KOREAN MIXED RICE WITH MEAT AND VEGETABLES
WHAT IS BIBIMBAP?
Bibimbap is one of our favourite Korean meals and it is super easy to make. Just follow our Bibimbap recipe and you will have a beautifully tasty meal ready in no time.
(FOR 2 SERVINGS)
•1Tbsp = 15ml
•1 tsp = 5ml
Gochujang Meat Sauce
⁃100g (3.5 ounces) beef mince
⁃1 Tbsp sesame oil
⁃1 Tbsp sugar
⁃1 tsp minced garlic
⁃3 Tbsp soy sauce
⁃2 Tbsp gochujang
⁃1 Tbsp roasted sesame seed – crushed (or other roasted nuts – crushed)
Vegetables and Other
⁃150g bean sprouts
⁃1/2 carrot (or 1 small carrot)
⁃30g shiitake mushroom (or any other mushrooms)
⁃3/4 tsp fine sea salt
⁃2 serving portions of steamed rice (Korean sticky rice)
⁃Some cooking oil to cook the zucchini, carrots, mushrooms and eggs. (Oils without strong flavour such as canola oil, sunflower seed oil or rice bran oil are recommended.)
1.For Gochujang Meat Sauce, first cook the meat on medium heat with sesame oil. When the meat is cooked, add all the other ingredients except the roasted sesame seed. Boil until the thickness of the sauce is like Greek Joghurt and remove from the heat. Add roasted sesame seed – crushed. (or other roasted nuts – crushed.)
2.Wash all the vegetables, peel and julienne carrots, julienne zucchini and thinly slice mushrooms. Cook all the vegetables separately in the following order with one frying pan/wok, on high heat.
⁃Heat the frying pan/wok on high heat and stir-fry bean sprouts with some cooking oil (1/2 Tbsp) and 1/4 tsp sea salt until they turn transparent (2 to 3 mins).
⁃Add some cooking oil (1/4 Tbsp) and 1/4 tsp sea salt to carrots, cook quickly until the carrots turn slightly transparent and soft. (1 to 3 mins)
⁃Add some cooking oil (1/4 Tbsp) and 1/4 tsp sea salt to zucchinis, cook until the zucchinis turn transparent and soft. (2 to 3 mins)
⁃Add some cooking oil (1/4Tbsp) and 1/4 tsp sea salt to mushrooms, cook until the mushrooms are all cooked. (2 to 3 mins)
3.Make fried eggs. (Koreans usually have it sunny side up!)
4.Put the rice into a bowl, put the assorted vegetables, Bibimbap sauce and the egg on the top of rice and serve.
5.Mix the ingredients well and enjoy your Bibimbap!
What do you think about our Bibimbap recipe? Let us know which Korean food you love the most and we will add a recipe for it to our site as soon as possible.
Korean women are well known for their beautiful and clean skin. But how do they get such beautiful faces? Is it really all makeup and plastic surgery? There is another way on how to get beautiful skin. It is the amazing Korean food!
A study found that people who followed a Korean diet for about 10 weeks, experienced a drop in acne by 27 percent, sebaceous gland size dropped by 25 percent and inflammation dropped up to 50 percent.
Are you interested?
Here is a list of the Korean food for glowing skin. Some items on this list might surprise you and others are just so obvious. Let’s dive into this beauty secret.
1. Green Tea
It doesn’t have to be Korean green tea, even if that would make it even more desirable. Green tea fights acne because it lowers the level of the acne-producing hormone dihydrotestosterone. How much do you have to drink of it? Drink a few cups of it every day and your skin will start glowing very soon.
Green tea also includes antioxidants. Antioxidants help your skin look healthier and younger.
2. Fish and Seafood
Fish and seafood prevent the face to show signs of ageing. These foods are rich in Omega-3 acids which will reduce the skin wrinkling process. Those acids also stop the production of inflammatory chemicals. If you don’t like fish, or find it difficult to cook, you can also use fish oil supplements to get your acne under control. Zinc will also play a role in getting a glowing skin, because it helps to produce new cells.
3. Brown Rice
Brown rice has a lot of lipid molecules which help to moisturise your skin. These Ceramides get integrated in your outer skin layer, where they hydrate skin. Hydration of your skin will increase, by eating more brown rice.
4. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene. What does it do? Beta-Carotene is an antioxidant that fights ageing. Hands up, if this is for you. Sweet potatoes are a real superfood and not only explicitly for a Korean diet. But you should have them more often than not. Another good news about sweet potatoes is that there are so many different ways of preparing them. IU ate sweet potatoes as one of the few foods, during her diet.
Kimchi is a Korean dish of fermented cabbage. Because it is fermented it is packed with lactobacillus, the same bacteria found in yogurt. And this bacteria creates a very healthy balance of bacteria in your gut and helps your digestion. The vitamin A maintains your eyesight and might even fight cancer. But that’s not all. Kimchi is packed with garlic which keeps skin and hair healthy by providing anti-ageing supplements.
This is a no-brainer and the easiest on this list to get on your table. In order to get a glowing skin it has to be hydrated. The best way to do this, is to drink lots of water. Water also has the benefit that it is a healthy alternative to all the high-in-calories and sugary beverages, you usually drink.
7. Soybean Paste
Soybean paste is full of vitamin E and this vitamin is an incredible antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals in your body and by doing that repair and protect your skin. You cannot find soybean paste anywhere around? Get Korean soybean paste here.
Jokbal (족발) are pig feet and they are packed with collagen and gelatine. What do collagen and gelatine do to your skin? They will help you to get a firm and wrinkle-free skin. We know that pig feet are not a common meal in the western world, but this should actually change. It is not only a super food for glowing skin, but also amazingly delicious.
Ginseng is fully packed with antioxidants and they will not only give you a clean skin, but also lower your stress and cholesterol level and strengthen your immune system. You can get your regular portion of ginseng through teas, soups and some Korean meals.
A bae (배) is a Korean pear which is a fantastic source for vitamin K, C and fiber. You have puffy eyes and circles under your eyes? Cut the bae into slices, put them on your eyes and witness the magic.
What is makgeolli? Isn’t that an alcoholic beverage? It is a fermented rice wine. Amino acids such as lysine, which can be found in this Korean drink, and methionine keep the skin firm. Additionally, a high dose of vitamins B2 and B3 in Makgeolli are known to brighten the skin. This doesn’t mean you should drink Maekgolli everyday, but try it as an alternative to your usual alcoholic drink. Did i mention that it is super tasty.
12. Seaweed Soup
Are you still eating kale? There is another green superfood in town and you should pay attention. Here is a short list of what seaweed soup is packed with: Iodine reduces swellings, calcium makes your bones strong, fiber, omega acids and vitamins B1 & B3 will automatically increase your overall health.
Kimchi is a fermented cabbage dish that should be a central part of your diet. Why? Because a Kimchi diet will ensure that this superfood is part of your life, on a daily basis. You might wonder, why you have never heard about this superfood before. I am not saying it is kept a secret but it is just not a part of our western way of eating. But it is crucial in the Korean diet.
And the following 10 lesser known facts about Kimchi will finally persuade you that you need this fermented cabbage in your life. If you don’t know how to make Kimchi yourself or where you can get it, worry no more. We will show you where you can learn how to make Kimchi yourself.
But lets have a look at the 10 reasons why you should start you Kimchi diet today.
1.Kimchi is lowering Cholesterol
The results of a study done in South Korea showed that participants who ate more Kimchi experienced a bigger drop in Cholesterol. High cholesterol is a factor for heart attacks and other diseases. You don’t have to eat Kimchi for every meal to do something good for your cholesterol level.
2. It is an antioxidant Superfood
Antioxidants fight free radicals in your body and are believed to have a major impact on disease such as cancer and alzheimer. But they also help you to age slower. You can find antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Kimchi is high in antioxidants and should be on the table of everybody who wants to make sure that ageing happens slower.
3. Full of probiotics
Probiotics are live bacteria which are good for your health. A few medical conditions that can be healed by probiotics are irritable bowl syndrome, diarrhea, skin condition and oral conditions. So where do you get all the probiotics from? Thats right, from Kimchi.
4. Packed with Vitamin A, B and C
You don’t get a lot of vitamins in your daily diet? Kimchi is here to changed that. This Korean food is full of vitamin A, B and C. vitamin A is good for your eyesight, vitamin B boosts your immune system and vitamin C fights skin ageing. If you want all of this, just get your daily dose of Kimchi.
5. It is easy to make it yourself
You might think that making Kimchi is difficult and that you need a lot of ingredients which are not easy to get your hands on. But you don’t have to worry about that. It is easy to make and you can find very helpful resources on how to make your own Kimchi here, here and here.
6. A Kimchi diet is detoxifying
You need garlic and onions to make a really nice and healthy Kimchi. Garlic and onions are naturally detoxifying foods. The mixture of both will detoxify your body in know time.
7. Boosts you immune system
Kimchi contains a lot of vitamin B which helps you to boost your immune system. Winter is coming and the flue season is upon us. Get a good chunk of Kimchi and make it part of your diet, to get your immune system into a good state.
Don’t worry that you might get bored of Kimchi. You can have your Kimchi with so many different meals and they will all taste amazing. Once you get used to a Kimchi diet you will never want to live without this superfood anymore. Did I mention that 300 different types of Kimchi exist? There is some diversity for you and your meals. If you are looking for more Korean recipes or you just want to lose weight the Korean way, you have to have a look at our Korean diet book.
Many superfoods come and go. Just like any other trend that disappears after a while. And many of these trendy foods are expensive. Say hello to Kimchi and its amazing price tag. We are talking about a vegetable and yes, a little bit will go a long way here.
10. It is super delicious
A Kimchi diet might not be for everybody. Some people might not want to eat fermented food, even if it is proven to be very healthy. Others might be confused by the smell. But once you get addicted to it, you will never let it go. It is perfect in combination with Korean pancakes, bulgogi or even ramen noodles. You will love it.
One last thing: Kimchi is high in salt, because of the way it is made. So make sure that your Kimchi diet is not a one way street. We are not saying that you should only eat Kimchi all day long. Use it as a side dish, together with other Korean food and don’t overeat.
What are your thoughts on Kimchi? Do you love it or do you hate it? Let us know in the comments below.
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