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A True Signature Korean Dish at UW Korean Restaurant

Bibimbap: A Simple Classic in a Big Bowl

A hot pot traditional bibimbap is the ultimate Korean comfort food of rice with beef, sauteed and seasoned vegetables, fermented soybean paste, and some chili pepper paste for spice. On top of these, one raw or fried egg is added. It’s an attention-grabbing dish; downright simple but amazingly satisfying. First of all, it doesn’t come in small sizes but served in huge hot bowls. And it’s not that one person cannot gulp a serving of it in one sitting.

Over at our UW Korean restaurant, we have boiled rice with assorted mixtures like beef and tofu. we also have sizzling squid in a stone pot. Both bibimbaps are best-sellers among our diners.

How to Eat Bibimbap at Korean Tofu House

Korean Tofu House is not recommending any special way to enjoy its famous bibimbap. It’s just telling its patrons how this classic dish has become one of its more popular offerings at the restaurant. The one that comes in a stone hot pot (dolsot) that turns the rice golden brown and a bit crunchy is a frequent order. Diners usually go ‘wow’ over its presentation before they apply the chili paste over and break the egg to mix with the ingredients. The still warm rice crackles and turns a bright orange. Then the real fun begins.

Whichever way it is eaten, the bibimbap remains a mainstay in many Korean eating spots. At this UW Korean restaurant, it is a culinary journey in authentic Asian cuisine

The Origins of the Korean Barbecue by Korean Tofu House

A Brief Evolution of the Barbecue

Barbecue is both food and a style of cooking food. Either way, it is as old as the Stone Age; must have began when man domesticated fire some half a million years ago. However, grilling food in your backyard happened only fairly recently. Like, well into the 1940s barbecuing can be found in campsites and picnics. But after World War II, it became the rage as the suburbs filled up.

Barbecuing is extremely popular in many cultures, relatively inexpensive, and easy-as-pie to do. Barbeque varies by region in the world and yet it simply involves meat heated indirectly over open flame. A variety of meats can be used – pork, beef, lamb, or chicken, ranging from thin slices to chunks to blocks of meat, and in some places, a whole animal. By itself, the meat is without much flavor, hence, overtime an assortment of sauces, rubs, and other flavorings were added to enhance the taste.

Modern times saw how much more enjoyable barbecue can be in terms of taste depending on the point when the flavorings were added to the meat, the role smoke plays as enhancer, the cooking temperature and cooking time, and even what equipment and fuel are used. The meat may be ground or processed into sausage or kebabs, may be marinated or rubbed with spices before cooking. Sauce or oil is applied before, during or after cooking, or any combination of these.

Asian-style BBQ in UW Korean Restaurant

Americans are born to love barbecue and many flock to Korean Tofu House for the adventure. Many love our beef bulgogi BBQ and spicy pork BBQ. If you are around UW and craving Asian barbecue for a change, a visit to our UW Korean restaurant might just be the adventure you’re looking for.

Bibimbap: A Taste of Korea for First-Timers

If you’ve never had Korean food before, your first visit to our UW Korean restaurant may be a daunting affair.

What are all of these strange, new dishes? Which one should I order? Trying a new dish from a different country or culture may be a little scary at first, but know why Korean food is such a popular trend.

Indeed, the bold flavors of most Korean dishes make for a wildly unfamiliar experience for many Westerners, some of which are a bit of an acquired taste. So, if you’re looking for something easy to start off with, consider a bowl of bibimbap.

Bibimbap is a very important Korean dish, and a common favorite for people experiencing the taste of Korean food for the first time. This dish comes in the form of a bowl of rice topped with gochujang red pepper paste, sesame oil, and an assortment of meats and vegetables. Many varieties also come with a fried egg on tip. These ingredients are all mixed together, the object being to get a bite of everything in every morsel.

It’s a richly flavorful dining experience, yet simultaneously simple enough to be appreciated by even a picky eater. Try it for yourself today at Korean Tofu House!