Why We Eat: Bibimbap

Ji Hye Kim, and owner of Miss Kim in Ann Arbor, MI, is talking all about Bibimbap a beloved Korean meal. Ji Hye shares the centuries-old practice and cultural customs around preparing and taking in Bibimbap in Korea, and a few of her favorite tips for making it perfect!

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Why We Eat: Bibimbap

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  1. There’s another thing to add to my bucket list. “Try some real Buddhist Bibimbap”.

    1. It’s ok but you will miss the meat/egg aspect of bibimbap if you’re use to that style. Eating at a buddhist temple is like a nice to try once but the flavors are more toned down no explosion of taste or umami.

    2. It’s a very clean taste bibimbap with full of seasonal earthy flavour vegetables. Buddhist temple foods are all vegan so everything is going to be little earthy and clean taste. They taste extremely healthy and you really get to experience what nature offers you on each season. Little tip is some Buddhist temples make better meals than others so if you have a time, do little research before you go, and those popular temples get extremely busy during lunch hours so you might want to get there as early as possible. Well at least that was the case 10+yrs ago so if nothing has changed, it should be still same lol otherwise there are place or events where you get to experience Buddhist monk’s table so you can definitely try that if you want to avoid climbing mountain and first come first serve lunch rush. Oh and lastly food waste is prohibited at Buddhist temple so please be careful with amount of food you get and make sure to finish everything you receive even if the food is not your cup of tea.

    1. also i could listen to her talk about korean food and its history forever. wish she had a podcast!

  2. Now THAT is a cooking lesson/recipe/video/experience, thank you Ms. Kim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. That looks unbelievable delicious. I’ve had the more simple American style and still love it.

  4. Omg as a vegetarian bibimbap saved my life! Most of the time it doesn’t come with a meat so it was a perfect meal for me

  5. The asking with ‘rice and meal’ is the same with our language aswell Thai and Laos, that’s so awesome πŸ‘πŸ˜‚ I wonder how many other countries say the same lol

  6. How nice to see her cook without having to hear profanity or a political rant. Loved learning the history behind this fantastic meal.

  7. Absolutely LOVED this deep dive!!! Never wanted to try this dish before but NOW… I’m in love with the complex nature and beautiful history!!! Very well done πŸ₯°
    Thank you, thank you and thank you ❀️❀️❀️

  8. I *LOVED* learning all about the history, origins, and meanings of this dish and the culture behind it! Please come on again soon, Miss Kim! You are a delightful teacher!

  9. you could not have picked a better person for this video. well done. what a joy to watch

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