Coming in at #2, bibimbab (rice mixed w vegetables) is gaining in popularity internationally for its ease of cooking and abundance of healthy ingredients, which include the base items rice, spinach, fern bracken, carrots, mushrooms, radish, egg, and spicy red pepper paste. Substitute ingredients often include thin slices of beef, bean sprouts, lettuce varieties, cucumbers, and practically anything healthy you can think of. Mix these all together and you have one unique dish that is a big hit with Koreans and foreigners alike. Most restaurants serve a variety of bibimbab, the most common being dolsot bibimbab (rice in heavy stone pot) or hwedeopbab (rice with raw fish). Lucky for those not able to handle the spiciness, you can substitute the hot pepper paste with light soy sauce and it will still taste great. Bibimbap is the representative dish symbolizing Korean dining (hansik) and its people, offering rustic and traditional ingredients that has provided for its people for centuries. As this dish has evolved over time, people have tried to improve or modernize it, but most would agree that there is none better than the original.
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