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Also known as "Korean Salad" or "deconstructed sushi"; WhatIF Foods presents to you a twist to the popular Korean dish: Using Charcoal Noodles as a base, highlighting the colorful flavors of greens and meat of your choice!
Taking a black spin on white staples, our Charcoal Noodles provide you with a protein-packed meal replacement to the original, carbohydrate-dense, traditional plain old white rice.
The best part of this dish is that the choice of ingredients -- its all your call! Customise the selection of vegetables to what you love; and own it! Let your creative juices and culinary prowess take the stage and blow you away with the complementing contrast of crunchy and juicy vegetables against chewy charcoal noodles to tingle your taste buds and fill your stomach. Behold, the perfect solution to a healthy, low-cost Korean lunch.
A small segment on Bibimbap
The actual translation for Bibimbap is "mixed rice with meat and assorted vegetables". More authentic recipes of bibimbap include raw beef and raw egg yolk, ingredients that you can feel free to add in too! This dish originated from early rural Koreans taking leftover vegetables and meat, and mixing these ingredients together with rice in a bowl to fix a cheap and quick meal. Today; bibimbap has seen multiple iterations in different parts of the globe, becoming a symbol of Korean culture.
Here are some Wikipedia fun facts: The colors from the diverse range of vegetables are inspired by the 5 elements (similar to Chinese Medicine theory) -- with black or dark colored ingredients (eg. Shiitake mushrooms, braken ferns or nori seaweed) representing the North, and said to supplement kidney health.
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2 Noodle Cakes of WhatIF Charcoal Noodles
2 Portions of WhatIF Mushroom Pepper seasoning
1 Carrot (Julienned)
½ Cucumber (Julienned)
½ Onion (Julienned)
1- 2 tbsp of Kimchi
A handful of Beansprouts
3.5 oz (~104 ml) Quorn Mince
Sesame Oil and Vegetable Oil of choice
Salt (to taste)
2 tbsp of Gochujang Sauce
1 tbsp of Sesame oil
1 tbsp of Sugar
1 tbsp of Water
1 tbsp of Vinegar
1 tbsp of Sesame Seeds (optional)
For sauce, mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Heat vegetable oil of choice or sesame oil in a pan and stir fry carrots until they soften. Season with some salt. Set aside. Repeat steps for cucumber and onion.
Heat vegetable oil of choice in a pan. Crack egg and pan fry. Season with just salt. Set aside.
Boil a pot of water with a handful of salt. Once the water is boiling, blanch bean sprouts. Set aside.
Heat shallot oil from mushroom pepper seasoning pack in a pan. Fry Quorn Mince and add mushroom pepper seasoning (powders and sauce). Set aside.
Assemble and plate according to your preferences. It is ready to serve!