One of the great things about being gluten free is that it has forced me to try new things. Case in point: Bibimbap.
This may sound crazy to some of you, but I tried Korean for the first time just a few weeks ago. The folks at Crazy Korean Cooking sent me a Gluten-Free DIY Bibimbap Kit, consisting of the essential ingredients for homemade Bibimbap. The kit isn’t an instant meal-in-a-box, but instead provides a cooking experience. I will say that I am happy that I had my boyfriend along for the ride because it was definitely a recipe that you want two people in the kitchen for!
The Crazy Korean Cooking Bibimbap DIY Kit includes the following:
- Ssal (short grain rice)
- Pyogo beoseot (shiitake mushroom)
- Gosasri (fernbrake)
- Doraji (bellflower root)
- Sea salt (for cleaning doraji)
- Chwinamul (aster scaber)
- Gluten-free ganjang (Korean soy sauce)
- Chamgireum (sesame oil)
- Kkae (sesame seed)
- Gluten-free gochujang (hot pepper paste)
You receive the key ingredients for this recipe all together in one box. There are several ingredients that need to be soaked overnight, so if you are planning on making this dish, be sure to prepare the night before!
The items that are needed in addition to the kit’s ingredients include the following:
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 roots green onion
- 1 Tbsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 large carrot (1 cup matchstick cut size)
- 1/2 zucchini
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 5 oz. beef sirloin
As I said before, the Crazy Korean Cooking’s DIY Bibimbap kit is a cooking experience. The cook and prep time is around 1.5-2 hours, so plan accordingly. While that may seem a bit long to some, the kit provides a Korean meal experience that we oftentimes cannot enjoy. While a majority of the ingredients included in this dish are naturally gluten-free, we cannot assume that a Korean restaurant would be safe due to the question of the ingredients in the sauces. The element of safety provided with Crazy Korean Cooking is another reason why this DIY kit is so great!
If you or your family enjoys Korean food, this is the ideal activity! If you haven’t tried Korean yet, I vote that you take the plunge with Crazy Korean Cooking. It’s the worry-free way to enjoy a new type of cuisine!
The DIY Bibimbap kit comes with a full list of instructions mapping out the entire process. It overwhelmed me at first, but my Sous-chef and boyfriend, Ben, calmed me down. (I’m a to-do list kind of girl, so having a recipe longer than a 8×10 piece of paper was something else.)
All in all, Crazy Korean Cooking’s DIY Bibimbap Kit was awesome. I highly recommend trying it out. It not only allows you to expand your kitchen horizons, but also provides the gift of satisfaction, because believe me you’ll be proud once you plate your Bibimbap and sit down to enjoy it!
To learn more about Crazy Korean Cooking’s gluten-free options, visit their website!