Thursday, December 9, 2010
Bwhaaaa....I made Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap and it was good
We went to H Mart last weekend and finally bought the bowls to make Korean food in. I have said it a thousand times before but I will say it again. Korean food and Vietnamese food are my favorites. They are MY comfort food. I wish my mom was Korean so she could have cooked this stuff for me when I was a kid (no offense mom. I asked you if I could say that before I wrote it here. I do love you just as you are but I do wish we had been Korean). Ok enough. On with the subject at hand.
When we were at H Mart we bought some "stuff" to eat. We weren't even thinking about the Bi Bim Bap. This is spinach, bean sprouts and watchimicallit. I don't know what that other stuff is but it was really good. It was fern of some kind.
I cooked up some mushrooms to put in the bowl.
Here are the bowls that I heated in a 500F oven. You can be sure that I stayed away from these and let Dr. Food handle them. I am well known for burning myself and I have the scars to prove it.
I marinated some grated carrot (such a great picture I should submit it to Foodgawkr and Foodspotting. These photos will make me famous I tell ya.. har har har)
I made some Ginzu sauce (I know I know. This isn't what it is called but I also didn't have a recipe either so I can call it what I want). It was red pepper paste, a Korean condiment called gochujang and some vinegar. I also added a little sugar and garlic.
There was also a little meat involved. I marinated this meat in some soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and a little sugar.
I also had gotten some of my beloved Ggakdugi Kimchi (Korean Pickled Daikon Radish). It was sorta embarassing because some of it spilled on the floor the day before. If you saw my refrigerator you would know why it fell. Anyhow, my neighbor came over and when she came in she said "Um, ya know your house smells a little funny". How polite can you get? My house didn't just smell a "little" funny, it smelled like something died in here.
On to my favorite part. The Egg!
Check it out! It came out perfect. I finally did what I read about but never believed. I didn't grease the crap out of a pan to make an egg. I wiped on some olive oil and that was it. A tiny bit. I also didn't futz around with it. I left it there. A thing of beauty. You know how I feel about eggs.
And there you have our Monday night dinner. Another perfect blurry and dark photo shows you that you should have been here. The rice was even crunchy on the bottom.
P-man opted for some milk.
So if you want to make it I suggest you get the recipe at Tasty Meals at Home I didn't really have a recipe but I used this one as a guide.