Bibimbap (비빔밥 in Korean) is a true authentic Korean delight. But don’t take our word for it, people round the world have voted it as one of the 50 most delicious dishes. With a level of complexity and possible combinations that only pasta can rival, a bowl of bibimbap is truly an exquisite treat to the senses.
Roughly translated, bibim means mixed ingredients and bap is Korean for rice. It generally features a hearty mixture of rice, sautéed vegetables (namul), gochujang, meats and kimchi. The Goryeo and Joseon period served as culinary renaissances for Korean cuisine but while its origins are thought to be far older, it was during this era that the dish was baptised with its name. Ceremonial rites were carried out to pay tribute to ancestors and the deities of the participants therefore the recipe was born out of the desire to create a dish that was fit to “eat with the gods”, after it was offered in the ancient jesa rites.
The perfect bibimbap straddles the line between savoury, spicy and sweet. It is so nutritionally dense yet so intense in flavour that you feel like you’ve been cheating. We at Miss Korea Kitchen 288, true to Korean tradition, invite you to create your own bibimbap with the freshest ingredients expertly sourced by our kitchen. Perhaps you wish to go all in and toss your favourite ingredients, or perhaps you want to go old-school traditional. Regardless, come down to Nunawading and let your taste buds be your guide.