Kimbab (Literally Seaweed Rice): "Very Very Healthy and Delicious." Top 5 Page for this destination South Korea Restaurant Tip by Hmmmm

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  Some Kimbab as seen in a Kimbab Restaurant.
by Hmmmm

Traditionally and still today when one eats more traditional korean food, kimbab becomes much more simply. Kimbab is simply eating Laver with Rice. Koreans simply pick up a piece of dried laver seaweed with their chopsticks, lay it on their rice and with their chopsticks press down on the laver to make a small roll of rice. It takes practise, but its fun. Of course as a cold lunch people often put other ingredients in their kimbab to make it portable, and more for less.

Kimbab: a rolled rice with laver seaweed (dried laver) dish is very popular for picnic lunches or as a snack. It is made by wrapping rice and strips of vegetables, and sometimes meat and egg, in a sheet of seaweed and then cutting the roll to make small circles. Today's Kimbab looks like Japanese Sushi, but the similarity stops there. Japanese style Sushi in Korea that is wrapped in Laver is called Chobab.

Every Korean has fond memories of school picnics where everyone brought a packed lunch of kimbab. Although kimbab basically looks the same, every household had its unique flavor to it and different toppings.

A favourite of Mine is Chamchi Kimbab (Tuna). But also Suigogi (ground beef) is good. Kimbab is cheap, and its very very good for your health.

Favorite Dish: Kim (Laver seaweed or Nori as its known in Japan) which Kimbab is wrapped in is packed with vitamins and minerals. Its high vitamin and mineral content has meant there has long been an interest in seaweed among health food enthusiasts, but this doesn't fully explain its current popularity. Most health articles I read attribute the popularity of Kim (and or Nori) from the interest these days of Eastern Foods.

Another nice way to eat Kim (nori) is as an Hors d'hourve. Simply serve it in small squares with a side dish of Shikcho (Oriental Apple Vinegar). Simply dip the Kim into the Shikcho.

Ooops how did I get onto this I was talking about Kimbab that is sold on places like Kimbab Chunguk (Seaweed Rice Heaven)and Kimbab Nara (Seaweed Rice Land). ^.~

Address: Everywhere, even in Seven 11s, and Family Marts
Price Comparison: least expensive
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2004
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