Monday, January 25, 2010

Goo Jun Pyo's Vegetarian Meal



Dosirak (도시락) is the Korean term for packed meal or lunchboxes. It is the Korean equivalent of Japan's bento. The ultimate dosirak content has got to be kimbap or rice rolls. Just simple, easy and inexpensive. But nowadays, just like the Japanese counterpart, it has become more sophisticated and has turned into art. Check out this Korean guy's blog for pictures.

This vegetarian dosirak was made on an impulse. Sometime last year, I was gonna join an online contest for bentos showcasing a vegetarian menu but for some reason wasn't able to submit it.

Goo Jun Pyo inspired dosirak includes some small rice balls rolled into some crushed seaweed laver (김) for the Goo JunPyo-style hair(구준표) , 계란마리-gyeran mari or eggrolls, boiled flower-shaped carrots and cherry tomatoes for fillers on the top compartment. On the second compartment- 시금치 ,콩나물 무침 or seasoned spinach and beansprouts , some fried tofu, 호박전 or pan-fried zuccini slices, 팽이버섯 or seasoned enoki mushrooms, cucumber strips tied with spring onion, dongchimi (동치미) strips also tied with spring onion. dongchimi (동치미) is the winter radish kimchi. And some boiled flower-shaped carrots for fillers. I use only olive and grapeseed oil for this meal for that full vegetarian effect.

4 comments:

mybittersweetkoreanlife said...

that looks so complicated to do! but nonetheless appetizing... how long did you make it?

Jempres said...

It took me about an hour. It's still too simple though compared to the character bentos I'm dreaming to make. It'll probably take me the whole day! Goo Jun Pyo was my daughter's idea. :-D

jehan said...

hi jempres! ang sarap naman.. it would take me more than an hour to do this, haha. MIL used to complain i'm slow at making things in the kitchen. i explained to my husband that i barely cooked meals back home. everything was new to me. lalo pa korean food. he explained it to her. now, she doesn't bother me anymore when i move around the kitchen... hahahaha...

Jempres said...

It'll also probably take me longer than an hour. Super slow din ako sa kitchen, some of them has already been prepared prior like muchim and dongchimi (pang-banchan!) ㅋㅋㅋ