Have you ever wondered if you can find restaurants in Seoul, Korea that cater towards vegetarians? In this video, we show you a contemporary take on a classic Korean food (Bibimbap – 비빔밥) that has been made vegetarian-friendly. All of the ingredients are super healthy and include copious amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables along with red pepper paste and healthy purple rice to all be mixed together.
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Vegetarian Korean Food (Bibimbap – 비빔밥): Healthy Korean Mixed Rice in Seoul, Korea Travel Food Video Transcript:
Well good evening good evening. It is starting to get dark a lot earlier here in Seoul. It is only 7 pm but it is like pitch black out. Yeah. Anyways, we’re going for dinner. We’re going to have a really healthy bibimbap (비빔밥). Yeah, this is kind of like a contemporary vegetarian take on traditional bibimbap (비빔밥) and we just discovered this restaurant a few days ago and it has become our new favorite restaurant now that we’re staying back around Seoul station (서울역) again so. Yes, this is actually our third night in a row. Yeah, we’re on a bit of a health kick so we’ll show you why.
Alright so we’ve already made a video about regular bibimbap (비빔밥). Tonight we’re getting fancy. Yeah, tonight we’re getting fancy and we ordered two different kinds. One is sundubu bibimbap (비빔밥) and that comes with a soft silken tofu. Yeah. And the other one we ordered is poseot bibimbap (비빔밥) which is a mushroom based bibimbap (비빔밥). Both are vegetarian. Both have ingredients that are quite different from normal bibimbap (비빔밥). And when the dishes arrive we’ll give you a full tour and show you all of the different ingredients.
Action. Alright, so the food has arrived and I get so excited about this meal because it so healthy and so tasty. So it is like really fun to eat it. So anyways take a look at the bowl. It is just like fresh raw ingredients. I have broccoli, I have red and yellow peppers. I have persimmon. Banana. Pumpkin. Grapes. Different types of of lettuce and cabbage. And then mushrooms and I think this on top is ground sesame seeds. That is what I read online but not entirely sure.
And yeah, it is just so healthy. And look this is kind of like a two step meal.
There is fruit in here too. There is banana and grapes. There is also persimmon too.
Once you have mixed your salad you add the rice. There we go. And you take some of the spicy red pepper paste. Yeah, the gochujang (고추장). Just. There. That’s it?
We like our spice. That is plenty. Are you kidding me? I would put on about double that amount but okay.
And then we mix all of that around. Yep.
That is the second step.
Yeah, this is like fascinating bibimbap (비빔밥) because this is a dish I’ve had in so many different restaurants but I’ve never seen such a contemporary twist on it. Yeah.
And it has ingredients that you’d never normally see.
Yeah, like fruit. Yeah. I’ve never encountered fruit. Fruit in bibimbap (비빔밥) before. Walnuts and different things.
So I’m going to go for some of the mushroom here. This is my first time ordering the mushroom one. Today I purposely tried to make it vegetarian but I normally get chamchi (참치) which is tuna.
Woah. It is falling out. Falling.
How is that? It was a good mushroom. Wow.
Yes, this is your first time to try the mushroom on this right. Yeah, you’ve had the tuna or other types.
Broccoli here. This is so healthy. So so good.
Such healthy Korean food.
I just like this really is one of my favorite Korean meals and I love bibimbap (비빔밥) but now that I’ve found an alternative type of bibimbap (비빔밥) it has just really opened up a whole new taste bud experience. A whole new world of food here so this is fantastic.
But like normally I find when you’re sometimes you know when you’re sacrificing eating really healthy food there is a sacrifice with taste. But not that. That is so delicious.
I swear I could probably eat that every night for a month and I wouldn’t get sick of it. That is how much I like it. And it is also affordable too. Yeah.
So it is only 6000 Won (원) each so 12,000 in total. W12,000 KRW. And highly recommend going.
This is part of our Travel in South Korea video series showcasing Korean food, Korean culture and Korean cuisine.
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