Jeonju Bibiimbap

The best food of Korea: Jeonju Bibimbap

Jeonju Bibimbap, the most popular Korean food with foreigners and considered as one of the top three food in Joseon Dynasty is the BEST No.1 Korean food.

Jeonju Bibimbap is steamed rice with bean sprouts topped with thirty different ingredients including five colours and five tastes, such as fried eggs, ginkgo nuts, pine nuts, chestnuts, walnuts and seasonal fresh vegetables. It is a protective food and healthy food at the same time, which provides balanced carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It contains the wisdom of ancestors and the scientific principal of universe, therefore is the perfect food preferred by the world.

History of Jeonju Bibimbop

There are various theories of Bibimbap’s origins. It is assumed that Bibimbop was court cuisine, sacrificial food, collection of old side dishes, food of Donghak Peasant Revolution, or food of farming season, etc. However, the origin of Jeonju Bibimbap is found in the court cuisine theory; it was introduced to the common people from the court. According to the records, people in Jeonju have already enjoyed Bibimbap for about 200 years ago.

‘Jeonju Bibimbap’ became a representative dish of Korea because of the best ingredients and good cooking skills of women in the area.

Features of Jeonju Bibimbap

Jeonju Bibimbab is regarded as a noble cuisine enjoyed by the upper class, according to the records “it was not provided except for the governor or farmer’s band during performance.”

Moreover, seeing that it appears as a preferred food in 「Jeonju Buseong / Hyangto-sesigi」, we can assume that people in Jeonju have already enjoyed Bibimbap for more than 200 years ago.