The Spicy Pork Bibimbap @ Bowl’d Korean Rice Bar, Albany

Mmmm… ‘Bap: Korean comfort food.

I’m fairly convinced that whenever a dish arrives at the table still sizzling, it triggers some sort of primordial instinct. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but there’s definitely something special about the sizzle. By the same token, I’ve certainly experienced diner’s remorse when I’ve ordered an enchilada plate that was upstaged by a friend’s sizzling fajita platter, or a shrimp green curry that was upstaged by a sizzling plate of tandoori chicken. That being noted, Bowl’d Korean Rice Bar offers its patrons the option of a regular serving bowl, or a screaming-hot stone bowl; take my advice, don’t make the mistake of ordering anything but the screaming-hot stone bowl. Not only will your bibimbap quietly whisper to you as you contemplate its seven accompanying side dishes (or banchan), but if you douse the contents with a few splashes of citrus soy, the bibimbap will soon hiss back to life before releasing an impressive plume of aromatic steam. And that sizzle isn’t just for show, either. As you begin to explore and experiment with the bibimbap’s myriad ingredients and supplements, the rice at the bottom of the bowl forms an addictive, carmelized crust that cannot be denied.

2 comments to The Spicy Pork Bibimbap @ Bowl’d Korean Rice Bar, Albany

  • I’m going to be hitting your website hard for the next few months. We might be moving out of Cali, and I need to stock up on delicious experiences! Have you ever reviewed Ubuntu?

    Thanks for everything :)

  • The Accidental Wino

    Going back to Texas? California will be less beautiful without you! I reviewed Ubuntu a couple times, I think. I believe they’re adding meat to the menu soon. Either way, you should go!

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