7 (Fri) January 2011
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
So long as bibimbap can only be featured once in Cycle 2, I wanted to do it with some flair, presenting it on a platter as opposed to a typical, traditional bowl. For the first time in cooking Korean food, and perhaps cooking in general, I felt that I’d created something entirely my own, even if only in terms of plating. I’ve never seen it done this way. I think it works, and maybe better than the bowl, because it allows for better visuals of the veg and the gochujang, which is usually hidden under the other ingredients or added later during the mixing. Unfortunately, in getting overly fancy and trying to get that brush stroke into a full arc, I added too much.