bi·​bim·​bap | \ˈbē-ˈbēm-ˈbäp \
variants: or less commonly bi bim bap

Definition of bibimbap 

: a Korean dish of rice with cooked vegetables, usually meat, and often a raw or fried egg In Korea, some foods trickled down from the Imperial palace and others have humbler origins. Bibimbap seems to be somewhere in the middle—a dish thought to have been introduced to Korean monarchy by the court of China, but also served to farmers in their fields.— Debra Samuels

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One of the best things about bibimbap is the myriad bright colors and interesting textures that come together for a flavorful punch. Grace Wong,, "Eat This! Bibimbap in a grocery store," 2 Mar. 2018 Prices for main dishes at lunch range from $7 from bulgogi and bao sliders to $14 for the Super Bowl, a take on bibimbap. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Char'd, with a modern Korean menu, plans to open Thursday in the Third Ward," 16 May 2018 In this case that's dolsot bibimbap, which is the apogee of Korea's most popular culinary export outside of barbecue and kimchi. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Korean mom-and-pop Moccozy serves bibimbap and more in their highest form," 10 May 2018 And growing up, the family favorites also included bibimbap, Korea barbecue and lettuce wraps. Todd A. Price,, "New Orleans cooking blends with Korean cuisine at Morrow's: Opening alert," 8 May 2018 Cuisine: Korean Quick fact: Reviewer Lindsey McClave recommends trying the Charim wings and hot stone bibimbap. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Get the facts on the 24 restaurants participating in Courier-Journal's Food & Wine Experience," 27 Sep. 2017 Recent recipes include cuisine mashups like shakshuka pizza and roasted zucchini bibimbap, plus classics like a juicy hamburger. Laura Norkin, Glamour, "The 11 Best Healthy Food Delivery Services When You Just Can't With Grocery Shopping," 22 May 2018 And the infinite forms bibimbap takes suggests that there are no limits on what can contribute to it. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Korean mom-and-pop Moccozy serves bibimbap and more in their highest form," 10 May 2018 Media: Esquire Everything served in this Spring Branch Korean restaurant - spicy stews, seafood pancakes, bibimbap - warms the soul. Houston Chronicle, "A taste of Houston's Asian restaurants," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of bibimbap

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bibimbap

borrowed from Korean pibimpap, from pibim "hash, chopped food" + pap "cooked rice"

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