One of the first dishes everyone gets to know in Korean cuisine always seems to be bibimbap (비빔밥), especially if you have yet to visit Korea. That’s no surprise, since it’s also one of the most famous dishes among the Koreans.
The word bibimbap means ‘mixed rice’, which it accordingly stands for.
비비다 = to mix
밥 = rice
It’s a rice dish with assorted vegetables, and you’re supposed to mix them all together before eating. But while the vegetables used might vary depending on the restaurant, there’s a certain symbolism to them that doesn’t ever change.
Bibimbap originated from Jeonju, South Korea. While it’s worth the trip to go down there to try authentic bibimbap, if you’re in Seoul and pressed for time–fear not! You don’t have to leave the city to get yourself a great bibimbap tasting experience. Let us present you the best bibimbap in Seoul.