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Albap - Bibimbap with Fresh Roe

Albap is a special bibimbap using fresh roe. Beautiful, tasty and quite elegant - if i may add! 
Course: Easy
Servings: 1 people

Ingredients

  • Cooked rice - 1 cup 
  • Flying fish roe tobiko - 3 tablespoons
  • Crab meat - few pieces forearm's length
  • Korean yellow pickled radish Danmuji - 6 small pieces
  • Kimchi - 1/3 cup
  • Onion - 1/2 a whole
  • Gim - 1 package
  • Radish sprouts - a handful
  • Mirin - few splashes
  • Water - 1/3 cup
  • Sesame oil - 2 teaspoons for Kimchi frying
  • Sesame oil - 1 Tablespoon for coating dolsot bowl

Instructions

Prep ingredients

  • Take out a small bowl. Pour 1/3 cup of water in. Mix-in a few splashes of mirin. Then add the flying fish roe in. Let it soak for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, drain it and let it drip off excess water.
  • Dice onion into small pieces. Dice crab meat into small cubes as well. Next, cut the danmuji into small cubes. Cut Kimchi into small bite-sized pieces with scissors. 
  • Then put gim sheets into a plastic bag. Crumble it and pour out the flakes onto a small plate.
  • Take out a frying pan. Put it on a medium-heat. Put 2 teaspoons of sesame oil into the frying pan. Once hot, place kimchi in. Stir-fry the kimchi for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. No need to char them (reference video). Then place onto a plate. Clean out the frying pan for next step.
  • Put some vegetable oil into the frying pan. Add in onion pieces. Stir-fry until the pieces turn translucent and on the verge of turning brown. The onion pieces should taste soft. Set aside. 

Make Bibimbap

  • Put the dolsot bowl on a low heat. Use a brush and spread sesame oil to the inside of the bowl. 
  • Then scoop in the cooked rice into the bottom of the dolsot bowl. 
  • Then add each ingredient to the bowl. 
  • Top off with the fish roe. And garnish with radish sprouts.
  • Increase the heat to a medium. Let the dolsot bowl cook for 2 minutes. You will hear crackling and popping from the pot. This is good! This means the outer layer of the rice is getting crispy. 
  • After 2 minutes, the bowl should be ready. Be very careful and move it to your dining table. Mix thoroughly with your spoon and enjoy!

Notes

  • See video below for more details