Bibimbap Gets a Makeover with BonChon’s Bibimnoodles

May 25, 2018

In the culinary pantheon of Korean food that’s available to us in Manila, bibimbap is undeniably one of the country’s most beloved dish imports. Us Filipinos love something filling, and the bounty of produce atop a bibimbap turns a rice bowl into an instant meal on its own. Traditionally, mounds of soft, sticky white rice are hidden underneath an array of colorful vegetables (some raw, some pickled), and sliced meat, tossed together with the familiar combination of sweet and spicy Korean sauces. It plays exactly to Filipino palates, and is one of the most popular sides of its kind in Manila, preferably eaten with barbeque or Korean fried chicken. But what if someone decided to combine this rice staple with noodles for an even heftier bite?

BonChon, has created something entirely new and innovative, that is just as worthy a purchase as their flagship chicken. We’ve been adding their Bibimnoodles to our regular order just because of the ingenuity—and taste—of the product. Imagine soft, but still toothsome egg noodles replacing the rice in bibimbap for a new take on Asian noodles. Each bowl comes with slivers of earthy seaweed, crunchy carrots, chopped egg strips, and a sizable dollop of sauce which can you get in either Original or Fiery Spice. The choices don’t end there; the Bibimnoodles come in either Beef, Chicken, or Seafood. While the crispy battered tender nuggets of chicken are incredibly popular, we love the sweet marinated beef for its authenticity.

We never knew that bibimbap needed a rehaul, but BonChon’s Bibimnoodles are the hybrid everyone needs to eat. Toss the whole thing together, let the sauce coat the starch, and don’t be surprised if you start adopting this dish as your new BonChon pick.

Now available in all BonChon stores for PHP 129.00 a la carte.

Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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One response to “Bibimbap Gets a Makeover with BonChon’s Bibimnoodles”

  1. Simon Wright says:

    I regularly get a Curry Fish Bibimbowl. I wonder why they left out the curry option, its my favourite flavour.

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