Korean Kimbap – The Perfect Comfort Food

Korean kimbap, also known as gimbap, is a type of traditional Korean dish made of cooked rice and various other ingredients that are rolled in sheets of dried seaweed and served in bite-sized pieces. It is believed to have been created in the 19th century during the time when the royal family of Korea moved to Seoul.

The best part about kimbap is that it is really versatile and you can use a variety of fillings to create different flavors and textures. Commonly used fillings include thin slices of beef, egg omelette, pickled radish, spinach, and a variety of other vegetables. You can also add kimchi or spam for an extra kick of flavor.

Kimbap is typically eaten as a snack or light meal, and is often served with other dishes such as banchans and soup. It is also quite popular in Japan, where it is commonly eaten as a bento box lunch by both students and office workers.

Whether you are looking for a quick snack or an easy meal to impress your family, Korean kimbap is the perfect comfort food. Here is an easy recipe to get you started.

Korean Kimbap Recipe


– 4 cups cooked white rice
– 1/2 cup sesame oil
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 4 sheets of roasted seaweed
– 4 eggs
– 5 ounces thinly sliced beef
– 2 cups spinach
– 1 carrot, cut into thin strips
– 1 cucumber, sliced into thin strips
– 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


1. Spread the cooked rice onto a large plate. Drizzle the sesame oil and soy sauce over the rice, and mix until all the grains are evenly coated.

2. Take a sheet of roasted seaweed and place it on a damp towel. Spread 1/4 of the rice mixture evenly on the seaweed.

3. Place the egg, beef, spinach, carrot and cucumber on top of the rice in the middle of the seaweed sheet. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

4. Using the damp cloth, begin to roll the seaweed sheet over the fillings and rice. Roll it up until it forms into a tube-like shape.

5. Repeat the same process with the remaining sheets of abd fillings.

6. Slice the kimbap rolls into pieces with a sharp knife and serve.