Pinoy-Style Bibimbap: A Delicious Twist On The Korean Classic

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Bibimbap, a Korean dish featuring a colorful mix of rice, vegetables, meat, and a fried egg, has taken the world by storm. In the Philippines, it’s been given a delightful twist with the use of readily available Filipino ingredients. This Pinoy Bibimbap recipe is a fun and flavorful way to explore this delicious fusion.

Ingredients:

Bibimbap - Ang Sarap
Bibimbap – Ang Sarap

2 cups cooked white rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mung beansprouts, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 cup spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 150 grams ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 fried eggs (sunny side up)
  • Fried garlic chips, for garnish (optional)
  • Gochujang (Korean chili paste), for garnish (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Prepare the Vegetables: Heat sesame oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the mung beansprouts, spinach, and carrots. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Season with a pinch of salt. Set aside.
    2. Cook the Ground Pork: In a separate pan, heat a little oil. Sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add the ground pork and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks.
    3. Seasoning the Pork: Add the soy sauce, brown sugar, and black pepper to the pan with the cooked pork. Stir well and cook for another minute. Set aside.
    4. Assemble the Bibimbap: Divide the cooked rice into four bowls. Arrange the seasoned vegetables, kimchi, and ground pork on top of the rice in separate sections.
    5. Sunny Side Up Eggs: Carefully place a fried egg on top of each bowl.
    6. Finishing Touches: Garnish with fried garlic chips (optional) and a dollop of gochujang for those who like it spicy (optional). Serve immediately while the egg is still runny.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: Approximately 450 (may vary depending on ingredients)

  • Protein: 25 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 50 grams
  • Fat: 20 grams

  • Conclusion

    Pinoy Bibimbap is a delightful and satisfying fusion dish that combines the vibrant flavors of Korea with the familiar ingredients of Filipino cuisine. It’s a great way to explore new tastes while using readily available ingredients. Plus, the beauty of this recipe lies in its customizability. Feel free to adjust the vegetables, meat, and spiciness to your preference.

    Pinoy Bibimbap: Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some additional questions you might have about Pinoy Bibimbap:

    1. Can I use other vegetables? Absolutely! You can substitute spinach with kangkong (water spinach), or add other vegetables like shredded cabbage or julienned bell peppers.
    2. What can I use instead of ground pork? You can use other ground meat like chicken or turkey, or even chopped tofu for a vegetarian option.
    3. Where can I find gochujang? Gochujang, or Korean chili paste, is available in most Asian grocery stores. You can also find it in some larger supermarkets.
    4. How can I make this dish spicier? Add more kimchi or a drizzle of sriracha to your bowl for an extra kick.
    5. What can I serve with Pinoy Bibimbap? This dish is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it with kimchi pancakes or a simple side salad.