Q?What is bibimbap?

A. Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed meal” or “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white or brown rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating.It can be served either cold or hot.

A variation of this dish, dolsot bibimbap (돌솥 비빔밥, dolsot meaning “stone pot”), is served in a very hot stone bowl in which a raw egg is cooked against the sides of the bowl. The bowl is so hot that anything that touches it sizzles for minutes. Before the rice is placed in the bowl, the bottom of the bowl is coated with sesame oil, making the layer of the rice touching the bowl golden brown and crisp.

Q? Is it true that bibimbap is prepared gluten free?A.

Yes. It’s true. Most bibimbap recipes are gluten free! Bibimbap is a traditional Korean dish that combines a rice (brown or white), your choice of vegetables, a protein (beef, chicken, or tofu), and topped with chili paste and sesame oil. It typically includes a raw egg and is served in a hot stone pot (which cooks the egg). If you choose the tofu, and omit the egg then you also have it served as a vegan meal.

Q? What is the best way to order bibimbap?A.

Ordering bibimbap is as simple as 1, 2, 3 (and 4) – just Pick & Mix!

1. Select your base – You can choose from white or brown rice and sweet potato noodles.

2. Choose your vegetables – Pick from seasonal vegetables like cabbage, peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, bean sprouts, carrots, and more!

3. Add your protein – Bibimbap is typically served with shaved beef. We also offer chicken (steamed) or tofu.

4. Finish it with your favorite sauce – Hot chili paste, sesame oil, teriyaki or soy sauce.

Finally, we mix all the ingredients together for a fresh, healthy meal that is sure to please. If you want a true, authentic bibimbap, make sure to add a raw egg and ask for the hot stone pot!

Q ?Is Korean food spicy?

A.While many Korean favorites are deliciously spicy and flavorful, the great thing about Pick & Mix is that you can have your dish prepared just as spicy as you would like. Prefer it on the mild side? Consider a teriyaki or soy sauce instead of the hot chili paste.

Q?What is bulgogi?A.

Bulgogi is made from thin slices of sirloin or other prime cuts of beef. Before cooking, the meat is marinated to enhance its flavor and tenderness with a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, pepper and other ingredients such as scallions, onions or mushrooms, especially white button mushrooms or shiitake. Sometimes, cellophane noodles are added to the dish, which varies by region and specific recipe.

Bulgogi is traditionally grilled, but pan-cooking is common as well. Whole cloves of garlic, sliced onions and chopped green peppers are often grilled or fried with the meat.This dish is sometimes served with a side of lettuce or other leafy vegetable, which is used to wrap a slice of cooked meat, often along with a dab ofssamjang, or other side dishes, and then eaten as a whole.

Q?How do I use the Pick & Mix mobile app?A.

It’s easy! You simply download the app from either the Android market or iTunes app store, perform the quick installation (we recommend logging on with your Facebook account) and you’re done.

Next, remember to check in at the register on all of your visits. Check ins are authenticated at the register with your purchase. You simply open up your Pick & Mix app, tap the ‘Check In’ tab and follow the prompts. You’ll be instructed to tap the green ‘Check In’ button and hand your phone to the cashier. A super secret code will be entered and you’re done. You’ll gain an extra check in and be one step closer to unlocking a money saving, delicious deal!

The Pick & Mix app also delivers special offers, sometimes when you least expect it. We also have links to our website, menu choices, nutritional information, as well as options to order online. Our ‘Bap App’ also features one touch dialing, a Google map (in case you want to set your navigation to Pick & Mix) and a Say Hi button so you can let us know how we’re doing.

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Q?How can bibimbap be so tasty and be so good for you?A.

Well that’s a good question. The simple answer is that we use the freshest seasonally available vegetables, healthy rice or noodle options, specially seasoned beef, steamed chicken and tofu in our bibimbap. We never use MSG. We hand cut our vegetables every day and prepare our sauces from a secret family recipe. The result is a meal you can never get tired of! There are literally thousands of different ways to combine all of the ingredients that make up your own personal bibimbap creation.