So, you’re probably wondering what exactly kimbap is. Or at least, you should be if you don’t already know. It is, after all, our blog’s name sake.
The easy way to describe kimbap is to call it Korean sushi. However, as one of our favorite blogs, Mary Eats, says, kimbap is “more proletarian than sushi”. Kimbap is a combination of dried seaweed (called kim or gim) and rice (bap). It can be filled with a variety of different foods; ham, carrot, egg, bitter melon, and something that tastes vaguely of sweet pickle are the most common, but there is also bulgogi (beef), tuna, and a whole variety of other kimbaps.