Restaurant Review: Korea House in Santa Clara, CA

Gorgeous kimchee bibimbap!

Went out for Korean for the first time in 2012, and found this place at the end of the strip of Korean restaurants on El Camino in Santa Clara. We also found one of the best bibimbap’s we’ve ever had, probably because of the hot stone (cast iron?) bowl that it was served in. Continue reading

Restaurant Spotlight: Chosun Myun Oak in Santa Clara, CA

Korean bibimbap in a stone bowl, "Dolsot Bibimbap"

Callie was in the mood for bibimbap and for trying out a new Korean restaurant last week, so we decided to check out Chosun Myun-Oak – a hard-to-find place that Yelp told us was always full of Koreans eating hearty soups and stews. Continue reading

Can’t find a decent Korean restaurant nearby? Try Trader Joe’s!

Korean bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables) from Trader Joe's

Korean food isn’t as ubiquitous as Chinese takeout restaurants, so authentic Korean food (or even an international grocery store) may not be accessible for some of you. So, Hags and I have been looking for some introductory Korean food available at more mainstream grocery stores. We were happy to discover frozen Korean bibimbap at Trader Joe’s last week! Continue reading

Bibimbap a.k.a. Korean Unfried Rice

Bibimbap is to Korean food what the sandwich is to American food, and the burrito is to Mexican food. Nutritionally, it is the perfect combination of protein, carbs and fat, and it is absolutely delicious as well. If you like fried rice, you will love bibimbap.

Vegetarian Korean Unfried Rice, "Bibimbap"

Bibimbap literally translates to “mixed up rice,” and it is an incredibly flexible dish that is perfect for combining the freshest veggies with leftovers, no matter what you have in the fridge. All you need are a bunch of vegetables, some meat or tofu, a fried egg, and a sauce to bring it all together – gochujang, a Korean red pepper paste. Continue reading