bi·​bim·​bap | \ ˈbē-ˈbēm-ˈbäp How to pronounce bibimbap (audio) \
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

Examples of bibimbap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu included bibimbap, dumplings and sous-vide beef ribs. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, 22 May 2022 There’s the office caterer turned lunch spot Rootastes and the fast-casual Korean kitchen Perillas, which already sells bibimbap in Somerville’s Bow Market and Allston-Brighton. Globe Staff,, 23 May 2022 There’s Korean bibimbap, bowls of warm white rice topped with assorted fresh, marinated and sauteed vegetables with meat. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2022 Then there is Mandoo Bar in Koreatown on 32nd Street, where Dixon likes bibimbap with an egg. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 Ki Kim has scattered winter truffles over bibimbap and reconceived beef galbi using beets at Kinn, his new K-town tasting-menu restaurant. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Learn how to prepare bulgogi, a Korean barbecue, rice cake soup and dumplings, kimchi pancakes and jjigae, a Korean stew, fried noodles, a spicy rice cake or bibimbap, a traditional dish of rice with vegetables and chili paste. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2022 Selections have included shrimp and grits, lasagna, eggplant Parmesan, risotto, peanut butter noodles and bibimbap, a Korean rice dish which can include meat and vegetables. Steve Sadin,, 13 Jan. 2022 Other menu items include Korean-style chicken wings, bibimbap and ramen. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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14 Jun 2022

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“Bibimbap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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