Beebimbap,Beebimbop,Bee Bim Baap
I personally hold the opinion that Asian cuisine is one of the healthiest of all - of course provided that you cook them at home and not at restaurants. You could say the same for any cooking, but my choice, again among those, would be Asian cooking one of them being Korean. Among the popular ones, Bee Bim Bap (or Beebimbop,bibimbap) holds a prominent place. It is one dish meal with layers stacked one on top of the other and is predominantly made with beef. Sanchae Bibimbap which means Fresh Vegetable Bibimbap uses lots of vegetables along with the meat. I have this recipe from an Authentic Korean Cooking cookbook ( I misplaced the author’s name) from which I adapted this recipe to make it meatless and added a wee bit more ingredients to suit my palate. It’s pretty simple to make and instead of the Portobello mushroom which I used to replace the meat, non-vegetarians can use Beef to do the same process (simply marinate for more time than what is specified in this recipe)
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 1 cup small red radish, cut into thin slices
  • 1 medium daikon radish, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 carrot, sliced into strips
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • approx 4-5 cups spinach, washed with stems discarded (baby spinach works v well)
  • About 4-5 large portobello mushrooms,cleaned and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion,sliced
  • 2-3 cups cooked Jasmine rice
  • For the Marinade
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 4 tsp spring onions/scallions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic/garlic paste
  • 2 tsp coarsely ground toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • salt taste ( make sure to add less salt that your usual amount since Soy sauce also contains sodium)
  • Korean hot chilli sauce to serve (optional)
1. In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the marinade.
2. Add the chopped mushrooms, give it a toss and close it with a plastic wrap and let it sit for at least 30 min.
3. Steam all the vegetables except the spinach and onions. Just 2-3 minutes before removing the vegetables add the spinach and let it wilt. Alternatively if you dont like your cucumbers steamed, then prepare a marinade with little Vinegar,sugar and salt and marinare your cucumbers in it until before serving. In a pan, cook the onions until soft.
4. Now add the mushroom along with the marinade until cooked. They look just like beef dont they ? ;) Alternatively prepare fried eggs, if you like eggs. They are optional.
5. Next set the plate. The first layer is the cooked jasmine rice
6. Top it off with steamed vegetables
7. layer that with the cooked mushrooms
8. Finally place the fried eggs on top of them.

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By African Jollof Rice | CILLA'S PEN on Nov 27, 2014

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By Min Jung on May 10, 2011

Wow. Simply. Wow. Since I have become a foreign exchange student in the United States, I haven't had a chance to really make or enjoy any of my favorite dishes back at home in Seoul. I am terrible with remembering recipes and whatnot and always look for new ones to try! I have had Sanchae Bibimbap before with my mother when celebrating Buddha's Birthday but my mother always made it for me! Haha. When I found this recipe, I decided to give it a try and absolutely loved it! I must give my thanks to you for sharing this recipe!

By Mr. Zucchini on Dec 7, 2010

Great recipe. I will be making this for company this weekend. I wish the recipe said how many servings it is for.

Makes decent portions for 2 people

By 석가탄신일 (Seokga tansinil), aka Buddha’s birthday « The Korean Way on May 21, 2010

[...] And I found a recipe for sanchae, or mountain vegetable, bibimbap at the following address: [...]

By Nifty Noshing - The Delights of Ethnic Cooking And Dining on Dec 16, 2009

Hmmm, this looks scrumptuous! Sanchae means "mountain vegetables" by the way, all kinds of wild edible plants, gosari (fiddleheads) being the most representative.

By Kevin on Mar 30, 2009

That looks tasty!

By PJ on Mar 29, 2009

Luved the dish DK!!! [am gona make this without eggs].Thanks for sending it across for the event...

By Nags on Mar 28, 2009

I love Bi bimbap. I even posted it after trying it in a restaurant. Another thing I love is the Saba Fish but of course, non veg :D

By Jamie on Mar 28, 2009

DK, this dish looks very interesting. I love the egg on top! Will have to give this a try.

By Gita's Kitchen on Mar 28, 2009

Yummy recipe! I am drooling over those lovely pictures :)

By Curry Leaf on Mar 28, 2009

Love the pics.I too was thinking of this without the omelette on top.Hmm,lets see what I can come up with.I am at my wits end with Korean.

By Siri on Mar 27, 2009

Wishing you a very Happy Ugadi Dhivs :). I thought, for a sec, I was on my blog seeing the sunny-side up egg in your first pic! didn't it remind u of me, I bet it did! hehehe.

Life has been so busy yaar. khaana khao, sojao aur bhaago! I hope you and K are doing good. Can you believe I have to work tmrw and day after too! I know that kinda sucks.


By Divya Vikram on Mar 27, 2009

Love the first pic! Lovely n healthy meal!

By Ashwini on Mar 27, 2009

That is one healthy and yummy Korean Dish..Happy Ugadi

By veggie belly on Mar 27, 2009

i love this! what a healthy and complete meal! asian is certainly my favorite cuisine.

By DEESHA on Mar 27, 2009

I have never ventured into korean cuisine, that looks soo good

By Asha on Mar 27, 2009

Happy Ugadi to you, enjoy the Korean delight! :))

By Pavani on Mar 27, 2009

I'm also making Bi Bim Bap for PJ. Your version looks srcumptious with that sunny side up egg.. My eggs are going to be well done though.. Great for lunch boxes too. Have a wonderful weekend.

By Priya on Mar 27, 2009

Yumyum...thats a healthier n delicious Korean dish..looks great DK!