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Stevebap (스티브밥)

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One of my favorite things to eat in Korea is a 김밥 (kimbap). many will think of this as a California Roll, bit it is a little different. From the Wiki:

The basic components of gimbap are rice, meat or other protein-rich ingredient, and a large variety of vegetables, pickled, roasted, or fresh. Traditionally, the rice is lightly seasoned with salt and sesame oil/perilla oil. Popular protein ingredients are fish cake, crab meat, eggs, and/or seasoned beef rib-eye. Vegetables usually include cucumbers, spinach, carrots, and danmuji (pickled radish). After the gimbap has been rolled and sliced, it is typically served with danmuji.

As much as I love these little treats on the street or in restaurants, sometimes I want something a little more. So I’ve taken the time to develop my own take on this Korean staple: The Stevebap.

The Stevebap is really easy to make.

1) Take some ramen and pulverize it. Break it apart until there are no long noodle strands. I like using various types of spicy ramen.

2) Cook the ramen noodles and flavor packets in just enough water to make the noodles moist.

3) Once the noodles have been cooked, you’ll want to add about 1-1.5 cups of cooked white rice. Stir it all together in the pot so that everything soaks up the flavor and the excess water is boiled off.

4) Kill the heat.

5) Place down a sheet of kim and spread out a nice warm layer of rice and noodles.

6) At one end, add two slices of ham and a slice of American cheese cut in half (so it takes up the entire length.

7) Roll up the goodness.

The above mixture makes between 6 and 8 Stevebaps (or more) depending on how much you stuff the kim sheets.


Written by Steve Miller

December 16, 2009 at 10:15 am

Posted in Cooking, Food, Korea

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  1. Stevebap’s gooood! It’s very filling too!
    Picture of you with it–sexeh!!! ;*


    December 16, 2009 at 10:23 am

    • Glad you loved it! Can’t wait to make more!!!!!


      December 16, 2009 at 10:28 am

  2. My favourite Korean dish that I had while I was over there was Bibimbap! However, I still have more Korean food to try.


    December 16, 2009 at 1:56 pm

  3. Love the “Groucho Marx” look at the end. The Stevebap is too hard for me to make….you had steps beyond STEP 1.

    However, if you plan on going into the export business….I’ll buy the “make at home kit” from you.


    December 17, 2009 at 8:28 am

    • 😉 “You Bet Your Life” was one of my favorite shows!


      December 17, 2009 at 11:19 am

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