1. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 7:40 am

    OMG, this looks so amazing and so fun! We are having friends over this weekend and I had been trying to decide what to make and this deliciousness arrived in my inbox this morning! Fate!!
    One question on the veggies–if they are sautรฉed up before guests arrive, how do you keep them warm? or is it ok to serve at room temp?
    Thanks so much for your help, Cynthia!

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 7, 2015 at 10:52 am

      Hi Maureen! I was kind of stuck on how to keep the vegetables warm, too! The way we got around it was serving up the rice while still hot, since the cast-iron skillet retains heat pretty well (and we also had extra rice kept warm in the rice cooker), and serving the eggs as soon as they were done, so that those two could warm up the room-temp vegetables and beef when mixed in. But we also used microwave-safe plates in case anyone wanted to pop theirs in the microwave. Another thing you could do is arrange the vegetables in oven-safe glass dishes (I think a 9×13 dish would be large enough for most of the vegetables here) and cover with foil, then place in the oven at 200 degrees until ready to serve.

      Hope that helps and so excited you might try it this weekend!!! I’d love to hear how it goes if you do!

  2. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Beautiful. That had to be an amazing party. Lol re hiding things on the closet and swiffing. We just did that last night. My bro is coming and we can’t have him reporting back to the family that we are as gross as we actually are. What a great idea for a party. Im sure everyone ate well. I love making shall the components of bibimbap. That pear cake looks so good too. Mark bitman doesn’t mess around. Enjoy your week.

  3. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Stretchy pants…so funny ๐Ÿ™‚ This looks so delightful and delicious. I love to see how the site has evolved from the first post. Just goes to show that however much one might change, the fundamental motivations never really do!

  4. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 8:29 am

    YES YES YES!!!! Oh my god this would make my mom excited, I LOVE all the bibimbap!! And you’ve got all the right things going on in that bowl, makes me swoon.
    I haven’t had gochujang in such a long time, I need to go home and take some from my mom again, along with her kimchi and have her feed me bibimbap and kimbap while I’m there… seriously though Cynthia words cannot properly describe how much I love this post <3

  5. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Yes! The answer to everything IS food. This is such a great idea. I’m forever putting together a dinner party as that is probably the only time I would see my friends. It’s such wonderful feeling to watch people get together around food. It’s common ground no matter what your background is. I got off track. This looks amazing my dear, so delicious.

  6. Anonymous says:

    October 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Hi! My nam is Anh Landrot Just subribed to your blog today. You got such a great idea to make bibimbap party. One can pick veggie or meat as he/she likes. Your blog is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  7. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This is so exciting! I’ve been meaning to make a pilgrimage to my favorite restaurant for bibimbap, but haven’t been able to get over there. It’s all about that crispy rice! And the sauces, the extra add-ins, the egg and seaweed…. okay all of it! I’m so pumped, because I’m totally making this!
    xx Sydney

    • says:

      October 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      And I made it! Oh my goodness it was delicious! And my friends went wild for it, too! The rice got perfectly crispy and amazing, the bulgogi (I used chicken) was insane, everything from the veg to to gochujang sauce was incredible. Yum! Thanks for sharing this with the world!

  8. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve never had bibimbap, but this looks amazing! I like the idea of doing it for a party as a bibim-bar so people can do a “choose your own adventure” thing. Sounds like a lovely way to enjoy an evening with friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. stephanie says:

    October 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    ahh!!! BEST idea ever ๐Ÿ™‚ i love diy bars and a bibim-bar? genius ๐Ÿ™‚
    i love the lil wooden plates too and how easy everything is to serve at room temp. that’s always my thing, how do you keep things hot? but bibimbap is excellent cause at room temp it’s just as good!

  10. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Cynthia! I simply love your bibimbap! It was one of the first things I tried cooking when I found your blog recipe. And you know what is funny? Three weeks ago I invited a couple over (both also kind of expats) and made a Korean evening with bimbimbap and kimchi and…. Your lovely panna cotta with safran cardamom. All turned out amazing and we had a very fun night. Especially when you consider how nice it is to get something different for your palate as we live in Montevideo (I know… Where the f* is that? I neither had heard of it before we moved here for my fiancรฉes job. Well it is the capital of the smallest country in Southamerica, next to Argentina- only 4 million residents).

    Out of boredom I actually started a food blog as well some months ago, which makes me struggle sometimes but mostly is fun. Maybe you someday can find the time to have a look at it. It would mean the world to me if you could give me some recommendations, advises how to improve and what you think about it:

    I know my first photos aren’t that great but I think I am already improving…
    Love to hear from you!


  11. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    This is amazing! I want to go to a bibimbap party! I also love the idea of making crispy rice in a cast iron skillet. That always looks so good but I never really thought how to make it at home. Genius! You’re friends are very lucky they have you organizing the parties ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. says:

    October 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Bi bim bap is one of my favorite food words to say. It’s so much fun!! And it tastes amazing too hehe. I was just thinking about throwing a little get together with friends soon, and this is totally inspiring me with some ideas ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Caitlin {doughing it right} says:

    October 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Killing me softly with this bibimbap…. This reminds me so much of home!! We actually have a bibimbap bar in Charlottesville, basically a Korean version of Chipotle (but called Zzaam)! Alas, it doesn’t compare to the home-made stuff.

  14. says:

    October 8, 2015 at 9:28 am

    this looks like such an awesome day! sunny eggs made to order!! you guys are too amazing and thoughtful! i’m quite sure your guests went home with happy bellies, big grins, and lots of gratitude! here’s to less frenetic energy and more parties! xo’s

  15. says:

    October 8, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Hehehe bibimbar…sooo cute, Cynthia!!!! It’s truly a clever way of making “non-gourmet” Korean food all fancy and fun–although bibimbap is ALWAYS fun and delicious, though not exactly fancy like foie gras. I agree that cho-gochujang can make anything taste good, and one of my favorite ways of dipping in it is with saashimi and wasabi. This sounds like a great idea for one of our upcoming women’s group events at church so I’ll definitely suggest it to the other ladies. <3 Ps: lately I realize how much I've been lacking in pretty much–friendship–because I have selah, friends working crazy demanding ft jobs, and some of them just gave birth, lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

  16. says:

    October 9, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Bibimbap is one of my favorite things to eat and to say. It’s such a fun word. Bimbimbap Bibimbap Bibimbap. I love it. Ah, and the crisped rice looks so damn good. I’m hardly awake as I type this and now I’m just really craving bibimbap for breakfast. Love this.

  17. says:

    October 12, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    I love this idea so much! This potluck plan is a great way to bring everyone together. I’m definitely a hostess at heart and am actually looking forward to finally moving in with my long distance fella. In fact, we’re planning our first get together as homemade southern brunch! I can’t wait for an excuse to eat *all* the biscuits.

    ps. everything on this table looks amazingly delicious.

  18. says:

    November 4, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I absolutely need to remember to make this next time I have guests! I like that you separated the instructions out into when they need to be done. That will help a lot! Thanks for posting this!

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