Want to go on a culinary vacation right in your own town — and even your own kitchen? Try Korean food! Korean food is AWESOME and pretty darn easy and delicious to make.
A lot of people aren’t familiar with some of the more unique characteristics of Korean culinary culture yet, but, guys, if you haven’t, you’re missing out. There are so many new and distinct flavors to play with — and they’re so healthy!
Take for example Bibigo’s Twigim Mandu Salad, which is also called Fried Dumpling Salad. It basically takes a really good salad and pairs it with fully-cooked Bibigo Mini Wontons filled with savory mixtures of vegetables and meat in delicate, thin wrappers. Paired with Korean sauce, the Mini Wontons make for a flavorful dinner that’s on the table, fast. (Fun fact: Bibigo gets its name from a mash-up of Korean bi-bi-da — “to mix” — and English “to-go,” reflecting both its food and social characteristics.) Just look at how great this recipe is — and, you know, save it and print it and make it tonight!
- 5 pieces of Mini Wontons (dumplings)
- 30 grams baby greens
- 3 ml olive oil
- 1g lemon juice
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of pepper
- cooking oil
- Dumpling sauce
- 10g dark soy sauce (jin ganjang)
- 20 ml water
- 10 ml vinegar
- 5g mirin
- 5g sugar
- 0.2g dried kelp
- 0.2g dried bonito
- 1 ml orange juice
- 1g lemon zest
- 1g chili powder
- Wash the baby greens in cold water.
- In a bowl, mix the dumpling sauce ingredients (except for the lemon zest and chili powder). Add the lemon zest and chili powder into the sauce mixture. Let it rest for 30 minutes and pour through a strainer.
- Fry the dumplings in a pan coated with oil.
- Add olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to the baby greens and toss well.
- Place the dumplings on a plate and garnish with the baby greens. Serve with the sauce.
Whether it’s in a salad or not, Bibigo offers some of our favorite Korean grocery products and staples that make authentic Korean cooking a healthy snap. From flavorful BBQ sauces to Mini Wontons, it really allows you to recreate your fave Korean dishes with little effort and without having to sacrifice taste for lack of time.
For example, Bibigo’s Mini Wontons are one of our favorite go-tos as a stand-alone snack! With 25 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per serving, they’re super tasty in Pork & Vegetable and Chicken & Cilantro varieties and totally fill you up.
Not in the mood to cook at home? You can go out for Korean, too, at one of Bibigo Korean Grill’s 23 international fast-casual locations in cities from Beijing to LA, including Beverly Hills and Century City. Bibigo restaurants offer a modern twist on traditional Korean cuisines with a build-to-order selection of bibimbap, the perfect meal for health-conscious diners, and one of Korea’s most well-known dishes, including sizzling hot stone bowl bibimbap and kimchi rice. You can also choose between salad bowl or rice-noodle options as well, plus flavorful protein options and fresh vegetables. All of the foods and sauces prepared at Bibigo Korean Grills use only high-quality, premium GMO-free ingredients from Korea with no trans fats, MSG or artificial preservatives or colors. It’s a great way to try Korean food — and just have a darn healthy and delicious meal.
Have you ever cooked Korean food? Been to a Bibigo restaurant or used their products before? Do tell! —Jenn
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