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 That said, of all the supplements, the uni, offered with a bowl of bibimbap, made the most sense, turning the sticky mixture of soy-butter rice, candied anchovy, and spicy pollock roe into something supple and pudding-like. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Kochi’s Korean Tasting Menu Offers Everyday Indulgence on a Skewer," 7 Feb. 2020 At Bibibop, customers can build their own bibimbap bowls. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Bibibop to open Strongsville location," 31 Jan. 2020 Bibibop also offers free miso soup on the side with any bibimbap bowl purchase. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Bibibop to open Strongsville location," 31 Jan. 2020 Daeho’s menu also includes Korean standards like bibimbap and seafood pancakes, but every table will inevitably order the stew. Soleil Ho,, "One key to popularity as a Bay Area restaurant? Serve one thing only," 1 Jan. 2020 The menu will include the Korean rice dish bibimbap. Austin Fuller,, "Korean restaurant opening by Doctor Phillips," 20 Nov. 2019 As with the bibimbap, don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. Stephanie Thurrott, NBC News, "Better than takeout: 6 inexpensive and easy versions of your favorite Korean dishes," 12 Dec. 2019 Bibibop also offers free miso soup on the side with any bibimbap bowl purchase. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Bibibop to open in Crocker Park next week," 17 Oct. 2019 Two chefs came and went before a Korean chef, Peter Park, was brought in this summer and started focusing on Korean fare such as bibimbaps (rice bowls) and sizzling bulgogi platters. Michael Mayo,, "Sushi Shack in Fort Lauderdale closes, plans to rebrand as Las Olas Korean Barbecue," 9 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of bibimbap was in 1977

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22 Feb 2020

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“Bibimbap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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