Thursday, July 08, 2010


Another recipe entry. I think people like my recipe entry more than anything else, and cooking is one of my main house chores, so it's not too hard for me. Today's recipe is "Gimbap". Gim in Korean is dried laver, and bap is cooked rice. It's the same as sushi rolls in Japan. 

As some of the Korean food, you don't have to use the same ingredients as I suggest. You can put other veggies and ingredients depending on your tastes such as avocado, tuna, etc.

Dried Laver , Yellow Radish, Eggs, Crab meat, Fish cake, Ham, Burdock weed (optional), Kimchi, Soy sauce, Sugar, Ground black pepper, Salt

For Rice:
Cooked rice
Sesame oil
Sesame seed
Ground beef

In a pan, add oil, kimchi, black pepper and a dash of salt. Stir fry them until the kimchi looks a little transparent (like an onion). Put Aside.

Cook egg in a rectangular pan. If you don't have it, you can cook them in a big round pan. Cool it for a while and cut them into stripes.

The crab meat, fish cake, and ham should be cut into stripes... in Korean store you can find ham and fish cake for gimbap. 

Add the striped fish cakes into a pan and add a bit of soy sauce and sugar. Stir fry them until caramelized. Put aside.

From left to right, ham, egg, fish cake, crab cake, burdock weed, and yellow radish. 

Add ground beef, black pepper and a dash of salt into a pan and stir fry until the juices are gone. 
Then put them in the cooked rice, and add sesame oil, sesame seed, and salt to flavor. Mix them well. 

The bamboo sheet is used to help in rolling the gimbap. If you don't have one, you can use wax paper instead. On the sheet put the laver, then rice, then the rest of the ingredients. Roll half way starting form the part close to you, squeezing lightly... until you form a roll. 

To be honest... am not so good at rolling... but hey can't be good at everything :P Hope you enjoy this recipe. :D

**NOTE** Tuna gimbap is good... you can put tuna, mayo and sesame leaf... 


  1. eun, make one when you get here - i'm not allergic to crab cake (kani) - it's fake crab anyway :D my dad buys it at shopwise so meron na niyan here. that and eggs, meron na. pero the others, dala ka :D (pati yung bamboo roller :D)


  2. hahahah and i thought who ANYANKA was... hahah it's you pia :D sure thing.. will bring all of the other ing. they are in vacuumed packages anyway

  3. i just know my husband would love this! he's actually into korean food (i'm not =p)and just told me a few days ago that he wanted to go to Korea to try out authentic Korean cuisine. Hahaha!

  4. wow ... just to try the authentic cuisine :D Give it a try too... it's actually good :D

  5. ooh pretty! i didnt know korea had a version of sushi rolls :)

  6. yeah we do :D it's very common.. it's our fast food :D easy to find :P

  7. Now that's a VERY FILLING kimbap! :D

  8. Now, I love gimbap! The Vietnamese are crazy about Korean food, hence, I visited Korean restaurants often there (now I'm here, I don't hahaha).

  9. @J hahaha will make gimbap when i visit! hehehe