Tuesday, September 14, 2004

what balgavy won't eat #43

bibimbop chingu balgavy asks, "what is bibimbop?"

well balgavy, thanks for asking. first of all, the most widely used spelling seems to be bibimbap, so a google search for "bap" rather than "bop" will yield you more results. it is this blog's preference to spell it with an "o" however. that's more true to the correct pronounciation. i hope that doesn't confuse you. anyway, bibimbop is a food. in fact, it may be listmaker's favorite korean food. it consists of a bowl of rice and over the rice you arrange a variety of vegetables (such as bean sprouts, spinach, mountain roots, carrots, zuchinni) as well as some seasoned cook ground beef. over it all you add a fried egg or a raw egg. you then pour on hot bean paste and mix it all up. i surmise this dish evolved from being poor and putting together scraps of leftovers with rice. nowawadays they make fancy versions with seared tuna, exotic mushrooms and what not. the best version of bibimbop is the stone bowl variety. basically, everything is the same, expect the dish is served in a stone bowl that's been heated up in an oven for a while. this causes the undercooked yolk of the egg to fully cook through and best of all, causes the rice at the bottom of the bowl to harden into a crispy shell. it is delicious, tasty and nutritious.

will balgavy eat it?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeremy comments:
it seems all of my favorite foods started out their lives as dishes for the poor. anything that involves one bowl with lots of stuff mixed in it is allright by me. i love casseroles and anything resembling them. more food per square inch and less cleanup!

September 14, 2004 12:37 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

i wholehearted agree, dj audible. eveything tastes better in a bowl. unless it is meat on a stick. speaking of bowls, we started using the made in vermont salad bowls you and allison got us and i marvel at the craftsmanship.

September 14, 2004 2:16 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

erm, i mean wholeheartedly.

September 14, 2004 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bowles: I agree with jeremy. One of my favourite dishes is called 'amazin mash' You simply mash some spuds, add any variety of ovenproof vegetables, i generally go for peas, carrots, onion, corn and whatever. Add lots of cheese and mix it all up. Put it in an ovenproof dish for about 30-40 minutes at about 450 and eat. Cheap, filling and very leftover friendly.

September 16, 2004 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeremy responds:
amazing mash sounds delectable. one of my specialties is called "starch-o-rama" and involves a layer of e-z stuffing, a layer of egg noodles, a layer of instant mashes potatoes and a layer of canned corn. fill any size dish, heat and eat. adkins approved.

September 16, 2004 4:26 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

bowles! how are the new 3rd graders treating you? you're not just saying all that because of your last name, now are you?

September 16, 2004 4:29 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

there's no roast beef in it? it's highly unlikely that balgavy will eat it.

September 16, 2004 6:35 PM  
Blogger ivanomartin said...

ooooohhhh....the crispy bits at the bottom are the best!!

September 16, 2004 7:29 PM  

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