April 21, 2010 – Busan, Korea
Nothing beats my appetite other than Bibimbap, the popular Korean dish, the first meal I ate when we arrived in Busan. Yum. I can live a week with only this as my meal. Yum. Yum. Yum.
The word literally means “mixed rice.” Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating. But I is a curious and hungry eater. I eat them piece by piece. Yum. I love it when it is hot and spicy. Yum. I can hear ya, tummy!