What did you do with the extra 24h you got this #LeapYear?
You know me, I took advantage of it to stuff even more food into my life.
So I met with my favourite foodie sidekicks for a taste of Korean food at BiBimBap.
The restaurant itself is a bit clean-lines meets K-Town.
Understands fairly basics but with a Korean pop-star fan club touch ??
And the cutest, most kawaii menu EVER!
The restaurant takes its name from bibimbap, a signature Korean dish of fried rice, topped with vegetables and soy sauce, served in a hot stone bowl.
Each bibimbap bowl comes with a rainbow of thinly sliced vegetables (carrots, daikon, cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, spinach…) and there’s a huge variety of toppings for you to choose from, ranging from Kimchi (chilli-spiced fermented cabbage) to seafood, spicy pork, beef and much more.
The whole lot is brought to your table in a blisteringly hot stone bowl. So hot in fact that you can hear the rice sizzling!
A very good thing as it means that while you make your way through the layers of flavourful marinated meat and colourful, artifully arranged vegetables, the thin layer of rice will continue to cook and turn crispy, making for the most wonderful of surprises when you reach the bottom of the bowl!
A much healthier (and vegetarian friendly) version of crackling, but just as addictive!
While the many variations of the humble bibimbap lead the show at the eponymous restaurant, there are also plenty of sides to choose from.
Pork & vegetable dumplings (lovely and crispy)
Sweet and salty Korean Fried Chicken.
Just look at that shinny soy sauce glaze!
Kimchi pancakes. Spicy and comforting at the same time, and my absolute favourite.
My verdict? BiBimBap was a great way to wave February goodbye. Relatively healthy food, excellent value, great company and many a giggle… Quite a brilliant way to use that extra leap year day (or any other day, really!)
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Ohh this looks so good! I’ve had bimbimbap before and really enjoyed it so definitely need to try it from here, love the idea of the hot stone bowls too!