41 comments

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so very much! I promise you could make this :) In fact, if you have a rice cooker, it requires no cooking at all! ;)

  1. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Happy birthday bowl number 2!! I have GOT to try bacon, eggs and rice – I don’t know how I haven’t already!!
    Also, I am guilty of being a total tuna mayo addict (tuna mayo onigiri HEELLLL YEAH), so I know I would gobble these up in under 5 minutes! Have a great day Cynthia!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      I totally forgot about tuna mayo onigiri!!!!!!! Oh man, that sounds so good. You have to try it with a little bit of kimchi — I’d never had kimchi with my kimbap before this and mind = blown. Thank you so much for your sweet words always, Millie!!

  2. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Bowl #2. :) I learn something different from each of your post (I love that).. I definitely need to try this at home… and congrats on your Vegas trip.. such an honor my dear.

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Ahh, such kind words, Erika! That means the world, especially since I feel exactly the same about your space — one of my favorite things is how much I learn from you every time I visit. :) Thank you so much (and thank you on behalf of B2, too!)

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 5, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Aww, thank you so much, Michelle!! Now, if only he was as crazy about malasadas as I am… ;) (Just kidding, it’s probably a really great thing he’s not.)

  3. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

    happy birthday to your guy! and you rolled them up so nicely! mine always comes out so… wrong! sometimes i wish i paid attention to how my mama used to roll them up. i think i was too busy paying more attention to her beef patties (my favorites). :)

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 5, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Thank you from B2!!! :):) And aww, thanks — doesn’t it feel like a leap of faith every time you roll one? I honestly have no idea how the dimensions work … I just blindly followed Emma’s photos! lol. But I’m also intrigued by the beef patties!!! Have you ever posted a recipe? Mm mm beef ;)

  4. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Yay happy birthday!! Such gorgeous photos, as always. Also I really need to try my and at making sushi, I crave it way too often and my hubby will rarely get excited go with me (boo) Problem solved, thanks for working through this with me! ;)

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 5, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Oooh yes, definitely give it a shot! For some reason I always imagined it to be way harder than it ended up. I can’t wait to see what you come up with :):) Thanks for stopping by, Beth! <3

  5. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Happy Birthday to bowl#2 as well. :)
    In Buddhism, it says that in order to 2 people to become a couple, both need to have the same level of good (or bad). Seeing that he is such an amazing person , it means that you are as amazing :)

    (P.S. I am not making this up, it’s true. I am a Buddhist.)

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      That’s incredible, Pang! So interesting — I know very little about Buddhism but I’m always fascinated and inspired by what I learn. Although for this particular tenet, that might mean he is less amazing if he matches me.. haha!! Thank you for such a thoughtful comment :)

  6. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 11:32 am

    hehehehe he totally championed those estrogen-packed days!!!! also a stress-free move?! WHAT?! can he come visit me?? i am still stressing from my move a month ago. happy happy, b2!!!!!!!!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

      HAHA I know!! Starting like a month before the move he kept wandering around the apartment saying, “So… what else can I pack?” .. “What else can I pack?” And then there’s me. Last night I dumped a box of clothes all over the bedroom floor looking for something and… it’s still there. Oops. Thank you lady!! <3 <3

  7. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Chamchi Kimbap may just be my new favorite word; I love the sound of it. This looks absolutely amazing, although, I probably won’t ever make it…canned tuna is one of those few foods I avoid like the pest. The story behind it? When I was a kid, my granny had a cat who ate canned tuna only. So in my mind, canned tuna still classifies as cat food :D I know, such as shame. BUT I might make sushi anyway! Emma’s tutorial is really great.

    Gorgeous photography, Cynthia! Your food styling amazes me every week. And happy birthday Bowl #2!! You’re lucky to have such a girl to share your life with.

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      I LOVE that you said that, Sini! I love the sound of it too :):) unlike some Korean words that just scare the crap out of me … hahaha. And I got a good laugh out of canned tuna as cat food — I actually was just saying to B2 as I was opening these that canned tuna always reminds me of cat food too. xD Maybe you can get down with some regular kimbap instead :D! Thanks so much for your kind words as always, Sini!!

  8. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Awww, happy birthday to Bowl #2! He indeed sounds like a fantastic human being. Which just goes to show that you are also a fantastic human being because that’s the reason you’re together. I want to eat your scrambled eggs with bacon and rice! That’s one of my favourite meals! Awesome job making this chamchi kimbap, Cynthia. It looks totally professional – like something I’d get at a restaurant. And I can’t wait to hear all about your Vegas trip. I loved the photos you posted on social media. Glad to hear you had an amazing time!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Nancy, you are too kind :) Thanks so much for always being so awesome. (Also, I’m kinda jeals that all of you had this jumpstart on this rice with your breakfast thing — I would have never thought to have rice with my bacon & eggs before I met B2! But now I’m hooked.)

  9. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Bowl 2 is so cool and you are such a great couple! You are both truly awesome. Also, this kimbap looks so good I’ll probably try it myself – I LOVE chamchi kimbap! Plus I brought home brown Japanese rice, and I’d love to use it to make other bloggers recipes.
    Say hi to bowl 2 for me!

    • tworedbowls says:

      June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Valentina, you are just such a gem. (B2 read this and was like, COOL?! ME?) I have a feeling I would DIE over your sushi/kimbap creations if you give it a try — so I’m hoping you do!!!! Miss you lady!

  10. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    happy happy birthday to your man! have a lovely celebration and enjoy the new place! i hope you two are settling in :) oh, and this sush is totally perfect! every time i go to cut mine some filling inevitably oozes out : /

    and btw, all you awesome people had vegas on lock! wish i could’ve been there to meet you all in person! xo

  11. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    “Fill my formerly greyscale life with color”?!?!?
    Are you kidding me, cutest thing I have ever read on the internets! Daw.

    Happy birthday to Bowl #2! Cynthia, such a sweet post and you are just darling to find time/energy in the middle of everything to cook his favorites :) Its been ages since we made sushi at home and I have a package of nori and everything! Can’t wait to try this. I always end up going overboard with fillings… always…. this is wonderful simplicity.

  12. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Ditto to the other well-wishers who have wished a very happy birthday to bowl #2! I was seriously in my cabinet the other day looking for a bowl and found my two red bowls…and I did a little jig because I really just love your blog and its inspiration so much. Nancy always such great things to say about it! So welcome back from Vegas, girl–it’s crazy to think how close-by (well, relatively) you were! Just hopped over to read your About page because I’ve been enjoying your work so much, and yes–I totally can’t wait to get to know you better, Cynthia ;) have an awesome rest of your week!

  13. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Sushi? DId I hear sushi?! Oh.. not sushi… I’ll go!
    Kimchi? And tuna? Did I hear right? Yay I did!!! That looks amazing!!!! Care to invite me to the party?
    Wishing Bowl #2 a happy birthday!!!
    Btw… I think the link about Vegas is messed up… You have two url’s as one.

  14. says:

    June 4, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    happiest of birthdays to bowl 2! you two are AMAZING together. i know, cause i’ve seen how sweet and attentive you are to each others’ needs :) i’m so happy that you guys can celebrate together over a big ol’ plate of chamchi kimbap :D

    xoxo

  15. says:

    June 5, 2014 at 4:09 am

    cynthia – argh, i am up too late to be reading this…looks so good. might have to be my lunch tomorrow! happy birthday to your sweet fiance – so happy for you both. i could feel your contentedness even across a dinner table. =) lovely to meet you in vegas, even too briefly. but very glad i can keep up with you here. xo!

  16. says:

    June 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Happy belated birthday, Mr. Bowl No. 2!! I hope he didn’t have to stay *too* late at work yesterday. (Seriously, 4am?! Your guys’ profession scares the heck out of me.)

    And I’ve never heard of chamchi kimbap, but it sounds amazing! You look so legit forming that sushi roll. Go Cynthia go! Oh, and I’m so glad you go to go to Vegas and meet everyone. I love the food blogging community—you guys are awesome!

  17. says:

    June 5, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Oooh! I’ve never heard of this before, but given my newfound obsession with okonomiyaki, I think I would like it. That combination of flavors sounds amazing. Such beautiful photos as always, Cynthia. And happy birthday to bowl #2 – what a sweet tribute!

  18. Anonymous says:

    June 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I don’t think there’s a word for that overwhelming feeling of gratitude and inward relief I feel when I get back to a dark apartment at 4 am, and you stumble out bleary-eyed to hug me and to welcome me home. There’s not a word, but it’s the general sense that everything is worth it, will be okay, and will only continue to get better. If I’m at all patient (and let’s be frank, there are plenty of times when I’m not), it comes from that feeling, which, as others have already pointed out, is very much connected to who you are and how much you do for me.

    One of the many reasons I enjoy your blog so much is because it is an extension of everything I love about you. You’re witty, creative, incredibly disciplined, genuine. But you’ve also opened me up to aspects of life I don’t think I could ever fully appreciate on my own. As you well know (and have rightfully scolded me for) I don’t even pause for a meal if I am caught up in my thoughts or with work, and I probably couldn’t taste the difference between a gourmet meal and gas station food. But, over the last year, watching you make food, photograph food, stage food (while I grumble and stand frozen in place during the occasional hand-modeling), talk about food, write about food, has made me think about food more, and as a result, taste more, enjoy more, and feel more. And it definitely does not end with food–I can’t begin to list how much better everything else is, because you’ve shown me new ways of appreciating them.

    This is a very long and roundabout way of saying thank you and I love you, not only for this post, but for the millions of other things you do for me, and how your cooking and blogging keep me alive (literally and figuratively). And a thank you to all of the readers for their birthday wishes as well!

    Love,
    B#2

  19. says:

    June 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Awwww!!! ^ Happy birthday Bowl 2 and your comment up there is soooo squishy and filled with love! You two are so great together. Love to you both, always.
    This recipe is wonderful. I’ve been meaning to buy ingredients for sushi rolls so many times but I never get around to it. If I ever do, I’ll remember this post.

  20. says:

    June 9, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Happy belated birthday to Bowl #2 and I <3 his comment. I hope you guys had a lovely weekend of celebrations, low key or otherwise.

  21. says:

    June 9, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    can you be my soul partner for one day and make me bacon, scrambled eggs and rice, and THIS??? happy belated birthday to bowl #2!! what a guy! (a lucky guy!)

  22. says:

    June 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Cynthia!!!! I’m so behind on reading your lovely blog, but this was SUCH a sweet post for Bowl #2!!! (I adore his comment to you. You guys make me want to just explode in happiness that there are amazing people in love like you.) You guys are just the most adorable and I’m SO happy to hear you had an amazing time in Vegas–sounds like it was just a magical time! And now I’m off to catch up on more delicious posts of yours! <3

  23. says:

    June 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I love this so much!! I just did a post that will go live later this month for a traditional kimbap recipe with bulgogi. . love love love kimbap. . makes me think of my mother and her teaching me how to roll! :)

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