Tonight I had a really delicious and colorful dinner. It’s nutritious and just a tad spicy. It’s bori bap. (보리밥)
This dish is similar to another favorite of mine, bibimbap. The difference is in the rice. Bori bap has a slightly fatter grain and it is more sticky than regular white rice. The concept of both bori bap and bibimbap is the same-
Take a bowl of rice.
Add vegetables. (sometimes meat)
Add a little sesame oil.
Add gochujang (Korean red pepper paste).
Mix it up.
It’s such a simple and nutritious dish. I love the variety of vegetables you can add, the possibilities are endless. The gochujang makes the dish spicy so you should add it according to your tastebud’s tolerance of spice. I like mine spicy.
This restaurant I went to served us a nice variety of vegetables, a soft tofu dish, and some Korean bean soup. Bori bap is one of my most favorite Korean dishes.
Veggie platter: (I think its great when restaurants serve boribap or bibimbap like this, as you can add whatever and how much of whatever you like)
Veggies added: (Beneath the colorful mountain is the rice, and the red in the middle is the gochujang)
One of Korea’s healthiest dishes.
You can check out my previous post on Korean food here.