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Bibigo

lunch - restaurant - vegetarian

I was invited to lunch today at Bibigo, a worldwide chain that serves a modern take on Korean food.

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As you can see, they currently have a contest running through May 12th – Psy is looking for a chef, and you can receive $40K to travel Gangnam Style on his world tour.

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Over on the inside…

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…I met up with the lovely Alexia and Morgan of Wagstaff. The three of us shared a bunch of appetizers, starting with steamed buns…

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…stuffed with grilled spicy pork, pickled radish and cucumber + hoisin teriyaki.

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Next up – Green Tacos – Boston Lettuce, Bulgogi, pickled daikon/pepper, cilantro + fresh tomato salsa…

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…Rice Balls with seaweed, toasted sesame, + pickled cucumber…

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…and Golden Garlic Brussels Sprouts…

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…tossed with mini zucchini, chili pepper, and dried prunes.

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For the main entree – we each got a Hotstone Bibimbap.

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They all come chock full of veggies – kale, bean sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, and onion – but you choose your protein/rice/sauce. Fried egg is optional.

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I wanted some yolk-y action – plus black rice, tofu, and sesame sauce.

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Ate about 1/3 of that bowl but nibbled on a few more brussels sprouts + lots of kimchee!

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For dessert, a few bites of Green Tea Shaved Ice with sweet red beans, green tea ice cream/milk, and mint…

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…plus 1/4 of their Korean Sweet Pancake…

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Ho Dduk with fresh berries, vanilla ice cream, and honey.

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Everything was delicious – and so fast! I was in/out of there before the (free) parking expired across the street.

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  • http://wildbluewonder.wordpress.com/ Tamara

    Ooh, I love Korean food, and theirs looks delectable!

  • joyo

    Oooooo! can’t wait to try this place!! everything looks delicious!

  • http://nomnomcat.com Alice @ Nom Nom Cat

    I love the variety of dol sot (stone pot) dishes at bibigo! My fav is the japchae :3 all of your picks look delicious!

  • http://www.cksmetalart.blogspot.com Cindy

    fried egg drizzling down into your plate is magical.

  • http://mybrokeneggshells.com mindy

    Green tea ice cream is so good! I have not had Korean food since x-mas time!

  • http://whatwouldaliceeat.tumblr.com alice

    wish they had this in the midwest! hopefully they branch out!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com Joanne

    I am a HUGE Korean food fan! Now you’ve really got me craving it!

  • http://www.itzyskitchen.com Erica

    What a cool spot! I hope we get something like this soon! The rice balls and the brussels sprouts look amazing

  • Brigid

    Oh goodness, veggie bibimbap sounds incredible. I haven’t had it in a long time. I may have to check this place out.

  • http://lisalaughs.wordpress.com Lisa

    This is everything my mom makes for me at home! She should set up her own restaurant…. :D

  • http://justj.ca MizzJ

    Yum looks delish! Is it very authentic, or is it supposed to be fusion?

    • http://www.theactorsdiet.com Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      It’s “modern” Korean!