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The Best Bibimbap in Korea

October 31, 2014

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Ohhh yesss! We’ve been sitting on this video for a while now. Guise, this bibimbap was awesome!

You know, you sometimes see those Korea Tourism ads for bibimbap, and they’re ultra corny, and they sound something like “Come to Korea! Eat the Bee Beem Bob! It has many colors, like our country! Korea’s national dish. Eat the Bee Beem Bob!” Oh. They make me burn. Bibimbap doesn’t look like that! It’s usually really sloppy looking, and nowhere near as pretty as it is in those ads. Kind of like when you order a Big Mac: the Big Mac looks great in pictures, but then when you open up your box you see the sadness that went into making it. It’s the same for Bibimbap…EXCEPT FOR THIS ONE! The Bibimbap here was very photogenic, and had many more ingredients in it than most bibimbaps you can get in Korea. Here: check out our pictures from the day:

You know, now that I look at those pictures, it still doesn’t look like what you see in the Korea Tourism ads, but it still looks a lot better than most of the Bibimbap we get in Seoul.

Also, one thing we didn’t include in our main video but we included in the bloopers was how nice the lady was to us. She said we had good Korean. TAKE THAT, TUMBLR! WHUTCHU GOT NOW?!?! No, but really, did you see how she liked Martina’s hair? Martina gets that a lot. Restaurants run by ajummas usually have them touching Martina’s hair. Not a lot of coloured hair in this part of the world. Check it out in the bloopers:

So, yeah! That’s it for this week’s FAPFAP. We’ve got more adventure footage from our Road Trip (seriously, we filmed a lot when we were gone) for next week and the week after, so stay tuned for those. Sorry if this blog post is a bit lacking. We’ve got friends visiting us from out of the country. They’re from Japan! They’re telling us all about Japan and what it would be like if we lived there because, you know, we might live there one day. ONE DAY! Eatyoursushi.com will happen sooner or later :D

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  1. We’re going to be in Korea next week, staying just a few blocks from the coffee shop! But, we also managed to snag KTX tickets (at the tail end of Chuseok) to go to Jeonju for one night and we’re so totally going to this place–I’ve got it saved to my map! Sooooo excited!

    2 years ago
  2. Great video.
    Apologies if you do this on purpose but you use guise when you probably mean guys in a few of your posts.
    Long time EYK fan.

    3 years ago
  3. When my friends and I went to Jeju we had the best mountain man bibimbap at the base of Halla-san! Twas very good with mushrooms and nuts and deliciousness! And holy jeez all the coffee in Korea was horrible (and expensive too!)! We thought it was just us and our poor ordering skills! If only You Are Here was open last year WAH!

    3 years ago
  4. Simon and Martina, please provide the address for this place!! It looks sooooooooo good and I love raw egg/the raw beef. I went to their website but couldn’t understand a thing.

    3 years ago
    • The address is : Deokjin-gu Jeonju, Jeonbuk deokjindong 2, 168-25
      Or use their phone number and search for it in the “maps” website of daum or naver . Tel: 063-251-3683

      3 years ago
  5. Aaah another thing I need to add to my food-bucketlist. It looks a-ma-zing!

    3 years ago
  6. i really hate this program :( it makes me want to eat my computer :(((( I miss Korean food so much T-T

    3 years ago
    • Is there no Korean food where you live? Korean restaurants are popping up everywhere lately :D

      3 years ago
      • i live in rhode island,the smallest state and there’s 1 korean bbq,a regular restaurant and about 5-6 asian places that have korean item on the menu. even the chinese tale out place across the street has kimchi fried rice.so there must be places near everybody.

        3 years ago
      • Simon x Martina Groceries! Ship gochujang, dwenjang, chunjang all over the world.

        3 years ago
      • The only Korean food you can find where I live is in a Japanese restaurant with one small Korean section on the menu. I don’t know if I could even find the ingredients to make it myself if I wanted to :(

        3 years ago
        • Same here. :C And it’s mad expensive. But delicious. They give you baby sized portions of kimchi and it infuriates me. I’ve looked (extensively) and I can’t find an Asian market anywhere near me, or even decent ingredients to use to make it myself. I’m sad about this.

          3 years ago
  7. Is there a Bibimbap place you guys can recommend in the Hongdae area? We’ll be visiting soon and We want a legit Bibimbap dish, but we cant go as far as Jeonju :-(

    3 years ago
  8. I think it’s this one, right?
    http://www.gogung.co.kr/gnuboard4/

    3 years ago
  9. omg, the big mac comment on the blog post… this is random but i always noticed that, you know, the picture in the add always looks perfect and wonderful and well you get one, it’s all smooshed and destroyed-looking… WELL! if you order a bigmac in Japan (or anything really…) it comes out of the box looking like the freakin picture!! also bibimbap i’ve had in Japan look like those pictures, lol. so i didn’t really get what you were talking about until i read that big mac comment! haha… i guess it’s cuz Japanese folk are really fussy about presentation!!

    anyways, looks great! bibimbap in the stone bowl is my favorite! <3

    3 years ago
  10. The usual place to get Japche (잡채) and/or Party Noodle (잔치국수) is traditional market. Many restaurants do not like to carry them even though they are signature dishes of Korean cuisine because they are considered cheap and basic food, and difficult to make money for restaurants.

    3 years ago
  11. Meg

    All the sexy food porn shots gets me so horny!…FOR FOOD….So I guess just hungry since that’s basically what horny for food is right?

    …Horngry?

    3 years ago
  12. So….I definitely went to the same place. I got the brass/copper(?) bowl bibimbap, which was suuuuper good but I was kinda missing the steaming hotness or regular bibimbap. AND OMG THE SIDE DISHES!!! I was backpacking around Korea and was like “I need to go to the birthplace of bibimbap” or whatnot and it was the best decision ever!! Couchsurfed with an amazing lady who introduced me to 닭갈비, which instantly promoted her to goddess, and wandered around the Hanok village. Overall, I highly recommend Jeonju.

    3 years ago
  13. There’s this bibimbap place in Sokcho that had reaally really good bibimbap, and sold nothing else. :3 My taste buds were baptized. There’s no more going back for me. :< Fortunately here in the Philippines there's a restaurant that goes close. For mah homies it's in SM Masinag. Jinji Ssam, I think. Still not /good/ though. Eating raw egg is another thing that you can't really do except in Japan and Korea, where eggs are sure to be safe to eat raw. TT__TT

    3 years ago
  14. I had bibimbap a few times (just in Seoul though), but I just never got the huge cravings for it. I have had the warm one one time in London, and I think for me I usually prefer Korean food if it has a bit of heat to it. Like kimchi, love it in soups, stew, pancakes etc. On it’s own cold? NO! But wait, one of my favourite korean foods was the cold noodles. Hm. KOREAN FOOD I MISS YOU! *Eats her Norwegian food while crying*

    3 years ago
  15. ahh before I went veggie I had the best bibimbap at the korean restaurant next to Holborn station (highly recommended if you’re coming to london – its full or koreans, I take that as a good sign) It looked beautiful but didn’t have quite so many ingredients. I made sure my rice was extra crispy! I went there after I stopped eating meat and could only have side dishes! boooo.

    I always like hearing you guys speak Korean, Its on my list of languages to learn but at least you guys are actively speaking it, Benny Irish would be proud!

    ps. I can’t load the image thumbnails into a popup like usual? I thought it was an ad blocker, of which I have many, but I opened it in private mode and still no popup!

    3 years ago
  16. I want bibimbop, NOW!! Severely lacking in Korean food in the Netherlands…

    3 years ago
  17. Can u please do a TL;DR on how life in korea as a college student?

    3 years ago
  18. I was just in Korea for about 10 days and your last few posts have been exactly things I have done and loved. The heottok pancakes and now Jeonju. We ate some amazing tteok galbi in Jeonju. Did you guys see the place that will print photos on the hanji paper? I wish now I had had one of those made. I’m kicking myself for not coming to see you. Bebimbop isn’t one of my favorites. Jeonju is also know for its mondo. The food in Jeonju is fantastic.

    3 years ago
  19. You made me so hungry!

    I’ve been having a long and drawn-out debate with my BF about whether or not Jeonju bibimbap is different (why would there be a Jeonju Bibimbap GS25 kimbab flavor?) Where did you guys go? I feel like I’ve walked past that place a thousand times and can’t figure out where I’ve seen it. I need to win this argument… D:

    3 years ago
  20. Did you say Japchae is difficult to find? How super interesting, our Korean restaurants all have Japchae as a staple. It’s almost a given that if you walk into a Korean restaurant you can always find Japchae, Kimbap, Seafood Pajeon, Dukbokki, Bibimbap and Bulgogi. Some are further specialized in soups/stews or Korean BBQ but you will still find all the aforementioned dishes.

    3 years ago
  21. Mmmm bibimbap is sooo gooood, and those ones looked amazing. Also it’s easy to make vegetarian! Yay! But the first time I tried it, I had NO IDEA what I was doing, I didn’t know you were supposed to mix it so I would just take a spoonful of rice and then stick some veggies on top. It was still really good! But now that I know what bibim means I feel a little silly^^; Also I was terrified of the sauce because I’m the biggest spice baby in all the land, but I eventually tried it and it was sweet and delicious with just enough spice not to kill me. Gah! Why is there no Korean food near me anymore?! Craving this so hard now.

    3 years ago
  22. I think you guys have really good korean, you just don’t seem confident. Also, I loved the quality of this video, it was beautiful. The lighting was so pretty and the colors popped. Did you guys do something different?

    3 years ago
    • Natural sunlight, baby! When it’s filtered through clouds like it was that day, it makes all foods look droolworthy :)

      3 years ago
      • Ah, I see! As a filmmaker I kind of feel dumb, I thought you guys changed lenses or something lol. Days like that are really perfect for shooting.

        3 years ago
      • HI LEIGH!!!:D

        3 years ago
      • The only school photo of myself that I still have was taken on a beautiful bright cloudy day…

        Natural light makes things look purdy. :D

        3 years ago
  23. Whenever I see bibimbap in pictures it looks amazing C: but do you eat you egg raw mixed in? Or is the rice hot and it cooks somewhat? Is it unsafe to eat the raw egg?

    3 years ago
  24. The supermarket a bus ride from where I stay to go to school used to sell the fully prepared vegetables that are in bibimbap and I was happy when they did because I could make my own in my claypot.

    But now they don’t have them anymore… waaah…

    One video, you guys should do on al bap. Or have you already done one… eh can’t really remember.. food is food..

    ALso unrelated but theres a Kimbab Cheonguk like 45 min from where I live in Vancouver. Too bad they dont do donkatsu kimbap, but… its still the best kimbap and al bap that I can find in the city

    3 years ago
    • Oh man, I love 알밥. I am all for an 알밥 video! There’s this place near my school’s back gate that makes it really well, so I wind up going there after just about every class. Hope you can find a good one in Vancouver!

      3 years ago
    • Waaahhh a fellow Vancouverite! The one in Burquitlam, right? The kimbap is so yummy and good value too!

      3 years ago
  25. Luv you guise. Thank you for being super awesome. I have been watching your vids for years. Also, while watching them, I would wonder if Simon has his tongue pierced. He does have super straight teeth, but sometimes it seems like something shiny is in his man warrior mouth.

    Thanks again for making great vids. You help me end my days on a good note…and make me want to go to Korea! All the best!

    3 years ago
    • Ha! Yes, I did have it pierced, but a long time ago, when I was 16 and not too bright. It got infected within a few months and I had to take it out. The bump is still there though :D

      3 years ago
      • So I was close. Hope it has gotten better despite the bump. At least it doesn’t interfere with you enjoying those delicious dishes and making great F.A.P.F.A.P. vids with Martina and the rest of the EYK crew.

        3 years ago
  26. ent

    That looks delicious! Yookhwae bibimbap?! I’ve never heard of it before but really want to try it. I imagine it’s… slimyer? than normal bibimbap but still good in a runny way.

    3 years ago
    • ent

      Or is that ojingoh moocheem? I’m in bed with hubby sleeping so I’ll have to watch the viedo/audio tomorrow morning when i wake up :)

      3 years ago
  27. So hungry right now.

    3 years ago
  28. Sloppy bibimbap? Sad! And really interesting, actually, because I’ve had bibimbap in the US and while it doesn’t come with 30 different ingredients, it *does* look all pretty, colorful, and nicely-arranged like in the pictures. Probably doesn’t taste nearly as good, though!

    3 years ago
  29. Omg I just watched this, and im soooo jelly that im not in Korea enjoying this too :( I will be foreign Exchanging in High School <3 so maybe I can see you guys! :D

    3 years ago