Cold Bibimbap serves the classic bibimbap in a cold version to suit the steamy hot summer weather. It’s a classic staple dish in Korean cuisine but made with a slight twist to be perfect for the summer. The ingredients of cold bibimbap are quite similar to the regular bibimbap with rice being the foundation and having an assortment of seasoned vegetables on top. If there is a difference, perhaps cold bibimbap includes more vegetables like freshly chopped lettuce, seasoned cucumber, and sauteed carrots, zucchini, and spinach. This salad bowl mix looks quite simple but the prep process for each ingredient takes time and care because each element of cold bibimbap is cooked separately in order to bring out their own distinct flavors. This colorful dish is garnished with a fried egg, cut seaweed papers, and some sesame seeds. As for how to enjoy this dish, we recommend first popping the egg, then mixing everything together. After all, this dish is called “bibimbap", which means “to mix”. If you wish for extra spiciness, add gochujang, a Korean chilli paste condiment. For more flavor and depth, add some extra sesame oil. Cold bibimbap is one of the most popular dishes during summer because you can enjoy a complete and satisfying meal in one bowl. And each bite is full of a delicious variety of textures and tastes.
Posted on 7/8/2019