Traditional dishes, especially Jeonju Bibimbap, has historic precedent in
a history of 500 years during the Joseon Dynasty in Korea. It consists of royal foods to general foods through the first century.
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The stories and origins of Bibimbap are as various as the ingredients used for Bibimbap.
The meals served as the King's family visited the palace
Farmers mixed different types of dishes into a bowl since it was hard to constantly prepare food
A ceremony that involves sharing
the foods after rite
These various vegetables have their own unique taste.
When these vegetables are fused with spicy red pepper paste (Gochujang),
a harmonious dish known as bibimbap is assembled.
Gochujang is an important factor, for it is the final last step in creating
a Bibimbap dish. It blends each ingredient together in an own bowl
To finalize the dish, an egg yolk is placed on the top.
The egg yolk creates a warmer taste and is the “cherry on top”
of the bibimbap.
There are five colors and elements that hold
unique meanings, which have been inherited through generations.
Yin-yang and the five elements theory symbolizes and provides interpretations for parts of the universe,
such as colors, positions, and time(weather).
The five basic colors, called Obangsaek - Black, Blue, Red, White, and Yellow - are colors that represent each of the five elements from fire to earth, in order.
Our culture has melted and become a crucial part of our lives. A lot of Korean foods also make use of the colors.
The most well-known of these foods is bibimbap, rice mixed with vegetables and meat, which the colors of the ingredients are beautifully arranged.
Our ancestors have carefully studied and understood the nature of the world. Based on the principle of Yin and Yang and the five-orientation color, ”Obangsak” has been introduced to Korean cuisine.
Yin-Yang and the Five Elements of the Universe
Korean food culture ‘Yin-Yang’ emphasizes the importance of harmony of Yin-Yang.
The theory of the five-orientation colors of Yin and Yang, also known as “Obangsak”, conforms to the principles of nature and a life without illness.
The The five colors are is widely used in Korean traditional clothes, Hanbok, and in food and architecture.