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South Korean Classic Bibimbap Recipe from Episode 8 of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio



  • 450g shortgrain rice such as sushi
  • 100g daikon radish 
  • 100g button mushrooms cut into strips
  • 100g courgette cut into strips
  • 3 carrots cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper cut into strips
  • 100g red cabbage cut into strips
  • 200g fresh spinach
  • 300g sliced beef steak
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves toasted and thinly sliced 
  • 1 large egg ( per person )
  • 1 tablespoon of black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1-2 Tbsp Gochujang Sauce 
  • Sesame Oil 

Beef Marinade:

Marinade the meat overnight in 3 parts soy / 1 part sugar 


Cook the rice in water and set aside.

Heat the Dolsot – a ovenproof  Korean  stone bowl, if you don’t have one use any oven proof dish (a cast iron pan or a casserole dish is perfect )

Bibimbap Method:

  • In a frying pan stir-fry each ingredient separately and lightly in sesame oil and set aside 
  • Fry the daikon radish in sesame oil & set aside 
  • Fry the button mushrooms in sesame oil & set aside
  • Fry the courgette in sesame oil & set aside
  • Fry the carrots in sesame oil & set aside
  • Fry the 1 red pepper in sesame oil & set aside
  • Fry the red cabbage in sesame oil & set aside 
  • Cook spinach in sesame oil and add the toasted garlic 
  • Finally cook in sesame oil the strips of beef and sauté for 2mins


  • Remove the Dolsot / oven proof dish from the oven and add a small amount of sesame oil to the    bottom of the dish.
  • Add a layer the rice you will hear it sizzle as it cooks a little more in the sesame oil
  • Add a layer of beef
  • Then add the vegetables one at a time in 7 different segments ( like a wheel) leaving a gap in the    centre of the dish
  • Add a raw egg yolk into the gap in the centre 
  • Add the sesame seeds on the top 
  • Add the Gochujang sauce

To Serve:

Before eating use a spoon or your chopsticks to stir everything together and mix the flavours. By mixing the ingredients fully within the bowl this will cook the yolk. Alternatively, if you prefer a fried egg instead of the raw yolk add it as a fried egg on top of the dish and mix.

Christmas 2010
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