Wednesday, June 18, 2008

bi bim bap

Yesterday I met my friend Kathy at Takatsuki. She lives in Ibaraki and teaches English at a University nearby.

After lunch and some window shopping, we were browsing around the Takatsuki shopping arcade.

I came across a kim chee shop that I had been looking for. The shop was featured in a foodie magazine and every time I've gone to Takatsuki I had been looking for it.

I didn't realize this, but you can also eat inside. They serve bi bim ba, buta kim chee (pork kim chee), chijimi (pajeon) and many other dishes. (will have to go back to try them!!)

They sell a bi bim ba veggie set. I bought one of the sets (400 yen--about US$4) and decided to make bi bim bap with it. The set comes with spinach, mung beans, zenmai (flowering fern/osmunda) and daikon (long white radish) namul.

I put some of the veggies onto some rice, added a little kim chee and corn, topped it with a sunny side up egg and some bi bim kook soo sauce.

Kind of mixed up Korean style food, but this was a great dinner with almost no cooking involved.

Fuji Kim Chee
16-19 Takatsuki-machi
Takatsuki, Osaka
Phone: 072.683.5129
Open 10:00-19:30 Closed on the 3rd Sunday


Rowena said...

Making me so hungry now! I'll have to make do with what I have but something spicy with rice and an egg on top sounds so ono.

OkiHwn said...

Your bi bim bap looks teriffic!

Chibog in Chief said...

oh kat i love bibimbap!! no matter how much i tried to cook this dish i dont succeed in creating the authentic taste :-( snif..snif

K and S said...

I hope you get to eat something ono, Rowena :)

Thanks Nate!

Take care you two.

K and S said...

definitely in the veggies, Dhanggit, you may want to check out the Kitchen Wench's site to get an authentic method of making namul :)

Take care.

Tamakikat said...

Hi there.
How's it going?
I have bibimbap twice a week. It's what I had for lunch today:)
I buy mine from the takeaway stall at Doshisha Uni. in Kyoto. Very filling and a bargain at 380 yen.
Have you ever made your own kim chee?

K and S said...

That is a bargain, Tamakikat! No, I've never made my own kim chee, you?

Hope you are well, I'm doing fine :)

Take care.

Thistlemoon said...

I love bi bim bap! I haven't had it forever, but man is it good stuff!

2kamuela47 said...

looks really ono! Kat you always amaze me with the dishes you come up with. :o)

genkitummy said...

i had trouble leaving you comments earlier this morning, so i'm sorry if this is the third time you're receiving this.
i love bi bim bap! you should definitely try dol sot bi bim bap. a stone pot is coated with sesame oil and then the same ingredients are put in. you end up with some crispy rice! yummy!

jasmine said...

This looks so good. V. envious.


K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to re-connect with this dish, Jenndz!

Thanks Laura!

Sorry to hear you had trouble writing your comment, Genkitummy. I've seen the stone pots at yakiniku restaurants here, the crisp rice is supposed to be out of this world! Will have to try it the next time we go.

Thank you Jasmine. I hope you can find some Korean food where you are :)

Take care everyone.

Hello Sweetie said...

I haven't made my own kim chee. I don't think it would be difficult once you had the ingredients. My concern would be storing it in the heat of my apartment during summer.

K and S said...

I hear that Koreans have a special refrigerator just for kim chee, Hello Sweety, I think you may need one if you made your own kim chee.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

This looks so good! I've been craving bi bim bap for a while. But whenever it's my turn in line to order, "meat jun and mandoo combo" keeps coming out of my mouth. After this though, I gotta get the bi bim bap! :)

K and S said...

I totally understand, Lori. I keep ordering the same things whenever we eat out too :) Hope you get some bi bim bap!

Take care.