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BIBIMBAP

October 7, 2012

BIBIMBAP is one of the representative Korean dishes. The word literally means ?mixed rice.? It is basically served as a bowl of warm rice topped with various cooked vegetables such as zucchini, mushrooms, and bean sprouts, plus beef and a fried egg with Gochujang (red chilli paste), which should be stirred thoroughly just before eating. For visual appeal the vegetables are often placed so that adjacent colors complement each other. With the twenty-first-century?s renewed interest in well-being, BIBIMBAP appeals to the world as an exclusive dish which brings us nutrition, taste, and fun all at once.  BIBIMBAP has its own sensory tension to captivate mind and body. The glamour with a neat formality engages both the eye and tongue. First it catches the eyes; its various styles stimulating sense of sight is so striking that it earned the name ?flower rice?. It is nutritionally balanced, and both color and ingredients balance yin and yang, the negative and positive cosmic forces. In choosing the ingredients, color is considered carefully, according to traditional cosmology. Each direction of the compass, the precise location of the diner and the season are all indicated by the use of traditional Korean five primary colours, which are blue (or green), red, yellow, white, [...]

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