[Making ‘Bibimbap’ by Yourself at a wonderful tradition house and restaurant]
An International Health Dish – Bibimbap
Bibimbap – cooked rice with vegetables, sauteed beef and Twigak, (dried seaweed or vegetables fried in oil) is one of the definitive Korean dishes in the eye of both Koreans and international enthusiasts. Once called Goldongban by the public and Bibim in the royal palace, Bibim-bap has been one of the most popular in-flight meals around the world since it was first introduced by airlines in the early 1990s.
A Product of Ancestral Rites and Communal Labor
Bibimbap could have been inspired by the simple meals farmers consumed in the fields. Koreans have a custom of communally pooling labor when planting rice or harvesting crops. In order to save time and work, everyone would bring some food which would be mixed and shared out on the fields. Every local variation of Bibimbap has its own unique characteristics depending on the region where it comes from.
In South Korea, Jeonju, Jinju, and Tongyeong are especially famous for their versions of bibimbap. In 2011, it was listed at number 40 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods readers’ poll compiled by CNN Travel. (Source: Wiki)
Available Time (Cooking Experience): 12:00-13:30 / 90 Minutes / Everyday
[Introduction of Venue – Korea House]
The Korea House was opened in 1981. It is a traditional Korean building that introduces the culture and lifestyle of Koreans, where you can experience traditional architecture and a classical atmosphere. The building was built in the style of the Joseon Dynasty’s Jagyeong-jeon building at the Gyeongbok Palace. It is the only building built in the traditional architectural style. You will feel its antiquity as you enter the building.
Directions [Subway] : Get off at Chungmuro Station (Seoul Subway Line 3 or 4) and come out to Exit No. 3
Parking: The KOREA HOUSE is equipped with a large parking space that can also accommodate tourist buses. The parking lot can accommodate up to 100 sedan automobiles.
Closed : The Day of Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), Third Monday of every month
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