Bibimbap was the first Korean dish I ever had. I had an amazing travel version of it on a Korean Air flight to Seoul on my way to become an English teacher. Korean Air has this radical notion that airplane food need not be tasteless carbon bricks. In fact it is quite delicious. Bibimbap is essentially a rice bowl or salad: some meat but mostly vegetables piled over rice. It’s hearty balanced food made for eating on the go.

I made this from a recipe I found online, but many variations exist. It’s a great lunch meal because you can make a bunch of the ingredients, store them and then build lunches as needed.