The real star of bibimbap (Korean rice bowls with vegetable and meat) is the spicy sauce that is stirring in just before eating. Actually, the egg on top is pretty great too, but without this excellent sauce a great dish becomes just a very good dish IMO.
- ½ cup Gochujang (Korean chili paste)
- ¼ cup Toasted sesame oil
- ¼ cup Sugar
- ¼ cup Water
- ¼ cup Toasted sesame seeds
- 4 tsp Rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 4 tsp Garlic, minced
- Mix everything thoroughly in a bowl. In Korea, the sauce is served in tiny individual ramekins and poured into the bibimbap right before eating. Leftover sauce can be refrigerated in a covered container for weeks.