Tuesday, December 13, 2011

:: DOLSOT BEE BEEM BAB :: MY FIRST KOREAN FOOD EXPERIENCE ::

Sounds funny eh? That's what I feel and it took me more than a day to remember the name correctly. Or else, I need to refer back to the recipt to remind me of the name. hehehe... well, I don't have to travel to Korea for this food... it's just 10-minutes away from Springsville... here in Johor Premium Outlet.

Johor Premium Outlet - the pride of Johor :)

Ok..let's move back to Bee Beem Bab. I googled the word but this meal is more famous spelled as Bibimbap. Agaknya Bee Beem Bab tu nampak glemer sketla kot..huhu..whatevaaaa...!!! I really want to know what does it means. See what I found @ Wikipedia:

Bibimbap (Korean pronunciation: [pibimbap][1]) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed meal." 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.[2] It can be served either cold or hot.
In Korea, JeonjuJinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap.[3] It is listed at number 40 on World's 50 most delicious foods readers' poll compiled by CNN Go in 2011.[4]
History
Bibimbap is first mentioned in the Siuijeonseo, an anonymous cookbook from the late 19th century.[5][6] There its name is given as 부븸밥 (bubuimbap).[7] In Korean households, bibimbap is frequently prepared from steamed rice, vegetables, and meat.
Since the late 20th century bibimbap has become widespread in different countries, due to its convenience of preparation. It is also served on many airlines connecting to South Korea and foreign airlines such as Lufthansa.

Preparation

Vegetables commonly used in bibimbap include julienned cucumberzucchinimu (daikon), mushroomsdoraji (bellflower root), and gim, as well as spinachsoybean sprouts, and gosari (bracken fern stems). Dubu (tofu), either plain or sautéed, or a leaf of lettuce may be added, orchicken or seafood may be substituted for beef.[2] For visual appeal, the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other.

Variations

The city of Jeonju, the capital of the North Jeolla Province of South Korea,[2] is famous throughout the nation for its version of bibimbap,[8] said to be based on a royal court dish of the Joseon Dynasty.[3]A variation of this dish, dolsot bibimbap (돌솥 비빔밥, "dolsot" meaning "stone pot"), is served in a very hot stone bowl in which a raw egg is cooked against the sides of the bowl. The bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles for minutes. Before the rice is placed in the bowl, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil, making the layer of the rice touching the bowl golden brown and crisp.
A further variation of bibimbap, called hoedeopbap uses a variety of raw seafood, such as tilapia,salmontuna or sometimes octopus but each bowl of rice usually contain one kind of meat. The term hoe in the word means raw fish. The dish is popular along the coasts of Korea where fish are abundant.[citation needed]

Dolsot Bee Beem Bab really sounds a bit funny to me... at first I thought the word 'Dolsot' is a brand..or the name of that shop until I realised it is actually means stone pot in English. For the first timer...it is a thumb up! I found this dish is refreshing because of the vegetables... don't eat it if you can't take bean sprout or green leafy vegetable. But what really appeals me was the seaweed and the sauce...or according to Wikipedia... 'chilli pepper paste' .. sedap okey.. taste slightly nutty and I do lovin' it..it reminds me to my husband's birthday lunch at Seoul Garden, JB...they have a similar sauce.. yummeh!

Ok..this is how DBBB from JPO looks like...it comes together with clear soup with a bit of seaweed inside
It will take sometimes to cool down the temperature until you actually can eat it...because the Dolsot really makes the Bibimbap remains hot... I ate the meal against advice from what I googled...instead of mixed everything and eat which for me is more like jadi mcm makanan kucing vegetarian...I had it my way...cara aku makan nasi berlauk..lauk kt tepi..amik sikit..letak dgn nasi dan makan...it is more proper and kemas..that's me..:)

Anyway, if you are food adventurous... if you love trying something new... if you love vegetables... if you love hot meal... ouh pls try this... aku rasa tak gemuk bila mkn nie sebab the taste is light... and aku suke... harga pun  xdela buat aku terkejut walaupun ianya adalah di Johor Premium Outlet... this meal costs RM13.90. No tax and no service charge yer... :)

2 comments:

  1. Hee, sy xmkn bimbimbap coz ade telor. Tp sy suke samgeytang and bulgogi. sgt sedap!

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