Korean cuisine reflects the nature of Korea. From fresh seasonal vegetables and herbs that can be enjoyed in various ways depending on the season, to healthy fermented foods that are aged according to nature's timetable by embracing the cold and heat, to various natural ingredients grown in the sea on three sides of the Korean peninsula, mountains and green fields, and special recipes for each region, Korean cuisine is healthy food nurtured by the sky, embraced by the earth, and made by people.
It is largely based on serving rice, soup, and side dishes as one complete meal. The harmony of color and taste of the various dishes satisfies the five senses while eating, and each meal is nutritinoally balancend between carbohydrates, protein, and fiber in each dish to maintain healthy lifestyle.
‘Bibim’ refers to the act of communicating with each other, sharing what is good, and filling in what is lacking. Bibimbap, a combination of rice, vegetables, herbs, meat, and fermented sauce, embodies the philosophy of bibim, which symbolizes harmony and balance, creating a perfect balance of taste and nutrition within a single bowl.