Korean Bibimbap Sauce – Lisa’s Lemony Kitchen


Easy homemade Korean Bibimbap Sauce recipe.

Korean bibimbap sauce

What is Bibimbap!

Bibimbap is a Korean ‘mixed rice’ dish, with meat, varieties of steamed/ blanched vegetables, serve in a bowl of rice then drizzle with the hot, sweet and salty Korean sauce.

Then top with fried egg.

Vegetarian bibimbap bowl

Personally I have yet to try eating the authentic Korean Bibimbap, I am looking forward to my trip to Korea (one day) to enjoy bibimbap, the Korean way!

Till then, I shall indulge and keep on making my version of Bibimbap Bowl.

My family just love bibimbap.
We could have bibimbap everyday, especially in summer.

How To Make Bibimbap sauce

The highlight of the entire Bibimbap bowl, will have to be the sauce (at least for my family).

Step 1 : Prepare Bibimbap sauce ingredients

Add miso paste to a pot
Add miso paste to a pot.

Add paprika to a pot
Add paprika.

Add chilli powder to a pot
Chilli powder.
This is optional, as I like my bibimbap sauce with slightly more heat than usual.

Add Korean chilli powder to a pot
Add Korean chilli powder or known as Gochugaru into the pot.
Note : if you are not able to get Korean chilli powder, then you may increase paprika and chilli powder.

Korean chilli powder has slight smoky flavour and sweet, best option is to combine smoky paprika with sweet paprika with equal ratio.

Add minced garlic to the pot.
Add minced garlic to the pot.

Add mirin to the pot.
Add mirin.

Note: If you are not able to find mirin, mix 2 teaspoon vinegar (my preference is rice vinegar) with 1 teaspoon sugar.

Add raw sugar to the pot.
Add raw sugar to the pot.

The reason why I used raw sugar!
I find raw sugar gives bibimbap sauce a nice balance of sweetness unlike white sugar.

add water to all the ingredients.
Finally add water to all the ingredients.

Step 2 : Mix Bibimbap sauce ingredients

Mix all the bibimbap sauce ingredients well.
Mix all the bibimbap sauce ingredients well.

Step 3: Cook bibimbap sauce

Cook bibimbap sauce on the stove until the sauce thicken.
Cook bibimbap sauce on the stove until the sauce thicken.

Step 4: Sesame oil

Add sesame oil
Add sesame oil.
Mix well and set aside to let the sauce cool down.

Step 5 : Add sesame seeds

Once the bibimbap sauce has cooled down, add roasted sesame seeds.
Once the bibimbap sauce has cooled down, add roasted sesame seeds.

Step 6 : Korean Bibimbap Sauce

Bibimbap sauce is ready to use.
Bibimbap sauce is ready to use.

See note below on how to store bibimbap sauce.

bibimbap sauce on bibimbap

The sauce is easy to make, from scratch, with ingredients that you are able to find in lurking either in your larder or refrigerator.

Before anyone shoot me!!!

Putting forward my disclaimer!!

THIS is OUR version of Bibimbap sauce

The recipe yield approximately 1 cup.

And to make Bibimbap Bowl (as per second photo above), you will only require 1 to 3 tablespoons of the Bibimbap sauce!

That too will depend on “How brave” you are with the heat ;P.

How to store Bibimbap Sauce?

bibimbap sauce

Store in an airtight container (I used bottle).

Keep in the fridge and consume within 3-5 days.

Or else

Freeze the remaining sauce for later use.
I have kept my Bibimbap sauce in a bottle in the freezer for at least 3 months.

My Bibimbap sauce taste as good as freshly made sauce.

Other uses for Bibimbap Sauce.

 Add a couple of tablespoons to stir-fry beef with some french beans or some crunchy vegetables 😀

Video on How to make Bibimbap Sauce

Homemade Korean Bibimbap Sauce recipe. Korean Bibimbap Sauce made from scratch using ingredients readily available in the larder or refrigerator. Korean Bibimbap Sauce is easy and fast to cook.

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