The minimalist bibimbap

Bibimbap is possibly one of the of most daunting dishes to prepare for anyone with underdeveloped cooking talents. Recipes found here, here, and here are quite helpful to get one started in preparing this filling and healthy Korean dish.

One thing I realized today though is that a person’s creativity skyrockets in times of hunger. For lack of inclination to cook anything that requires more effort than frying and in the absence of greens and other colorful vegetables needed to whip up a delicious bibimbap, I found myself cooking a minimalist version of it.


  • 2 medium size eggs
  • basil leaves
  • salt
  • sesame oil
  • cooked rice
  • Kikkoman soy sauce

Preparing the minimalist bibimbap is easy. Just heat a pan and put a little sesame oil to cook the eggs sunny side up.  Sprinkle a little salt to taste on top. Add the basil leaves.

In a bowl, put cooked rice. Add a teaspoon (or more) of sesame oil and a tablespoon (or more) of Kikkoman soy sauce. Put the sunny side up egg on top then mix just like what you do with any authentic bibimbap.

One of my best lunches, ever.


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