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Austin: Stone Pot Bi Bim Bop?

Brian Lindauer Apr 29, 2005 07:47 PM

Does anybody know of a Korean place in Austin that makes Bi Bim Bop in a stone pot? At Korea House on Anderson, they only have the regular kind.


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    David Jordan RE: Brian Lindauer May 2, 2005 09:45 PM

    I had Stone Pot Bi Bim Bop at Ichiban on Burnet Road. They have both a Japanese and Korean menu. It was a while ago and the first time I'd had Bi Bim Bop this style, but I recall it was pretty good, especially when I got to the crispy rice on the bottom (which is the point, no?).

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      Nacho RE: David Jordan May 3, 2005 07:08 PM

      This dish sounds like something I ate while in Korea about 5 years ago...what I had was a heated stone pot with rice and veggies and a raw egg (and maybe some other stuff??). Seems like I remember you added the raw egg at the table and stirred it to cook it in?? Is this right?

      I remember it being really good, and my co-worker, who had lived in Austin before returning to Seoul, said the best she found here was at Korea House on Anderson. I meant to try it at Korea House back then, but I couldn't remember the name of the dish.

      So just curious, what about the way Korea House prepares it makes it the regular kind?

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        David Jordan RE: Nacho May 3, 2005 10:44 PM

        I am by no means an expert on bi bim bap, but I do enjoy the version at Korea House - pickled vegetables, seaweed, and marinated beef, all served over rice with a loosely fried egg on top (the pre-fried egg is probably catering to American sensibilities . . . ). You (well, this is what I do) stir everything together, breaking the egg yolk along with a couple squirts of sesame/pepper sauce. Mmmm, good.

        The stone pot version I had at Ichiban, as you said, comes in a heated stone bowl. I think the idea is to leave some rice sitting on the bottom so you have a nice crispy treat when you get to it.

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          Brian Lindauer RE: Nacho May 6, 2005 07:20 PM

          > So just curious, what about the way Korea House
          > prepares it makes it the regular kind?

          Just that they don't prepare it in a stone pot, so no crispy rice at the bottom. Thanks for the replies. I'll have to check this Ichiban place out.


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