What is BibimBop?
Bibimbop ( literally “mixed rice”) is a Korean rice dish. The term “bibim” means mixing various ingredients, while the “bop” noun refers to rice. Bibimbop is served as a bowl of white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). Meat (usually beef) is a common addition. The dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.
In South Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbop. In 2011, the dish was listed at number 40 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Travel.