I was thinking of a K Drama today when cleaning out my kitchen. A lady and her daughter cleaned out their fridge of banchan's (side dishes) and tossed a heaping spoonful of steamed rice into a bowl. Then came the GoChuJang and sesame oil. The sound of the mixing alone makes you want to leap through the TV set. Yum! Then I see this photo of South Korea's city JeonJu and marvel at how beautiful a bowl of bi bim bap can be as well as delicious. If offered both versions - the quick way and this gorgeous version, I'd have 2 empty bowls in minutes.
"Around Jeonju: While you're down in Jeonju, makesure you get a taste of bibimbab, or mixed rice and vegetables with gochujang (red pepper paste). The dish that even Michael Jackson fell in love with is native to the city, hence Jeonju bibimbab.There's a steamy version that comes in dolsot, or stone pot. You canget a tasting at one of the restaurants listed in the JIFF Web site.Another local favorite is kongnamul gukbap, or bean sprout soup with rice. Also worth visiting during your stay is the Jeonju Hanok Village,a well-preserved medieval Korean town. You can stay at one of the traditional hanok-style inns, a list of which is also available at www.jiff.or.kr. You can also visit Jeonju city's Web site www.jeonju.go.kr (Korean and English) for more tourism information."
Quoted text and Photo via www.KoreaTimes.co.kr