Fake Bibimbap – Healthy Quinoa Bim Bim Bap

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This heat wave is unrelenting.

There are those dishes that make you feel loved. One of those for me is Korean Bibimbap. The continuous heat of the kimchi, the touch of sesame oil, the fluffy rice grain, the caramelised meat and the overwhelming tenderness the yolk enrobes the whole dish with when it bursts. I could actually go on an on just about the delicate moment of a pierced yolk, it gathers so much joy in me that it’s almost weird.

All of the above flowery prose, i was craving one day. Only problem is that it was 39 degrees out, shit.

Can you imagine eating two cups of rice, loaded and topped with various ingredients and then walking in the street, sweating harder than a fake witness on a bad court day?

Well i didn’t want to find out how that felt.

So to up the coolness, i worked with the fine film team of SeaBiscuit Films (common you have to admit that was a sneaky transition) and we shot a Fake Bibimbap recipe. We called it, drumroll Bim Bim Bap (i know, we are so creative). I love these videos because they actually allow us to pretend we have a TV show (on the off chance that happens – would you guys like to watch that?) and judge the professional output we can produce. I’m more than extactic each time i see the results and i’m so happy that i get to work with people who just share in the passion of food.

So, building on my last post about healthy substitutions, in this recipe i make a quinoa for rice swap and its still awesome.

Stay tuned for more!!!!

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The Fat Kid Inside x Seabiscuit Films (
Directed and Edited by Roanne Aujero
Shot by: Nicky Daez, Sabs Bengzon, Sarie Cruz, Dan Gamboa
Sound: Pointbee Multimedia
Music: Broke for Free – Like Swimming

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    1. bianca gref April 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

      SARAP!!!!! the way you define the food makes me jump to the fort strip and eat at SEOUL. huhu

    1. Kristine April 18, 2013 at 9:59 am

      Thank u for this recipe. I love quinoa. I love bibimbap;using the former as an alternative to rice creates a different texture to the dish.

    1. Jessa Tomagan April 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Your hand gestures is the best haha anyway it looks so good.

    1. Des April 19, 2013 at 2:57 am

      Heey! What a nice post. :) I also love bibimbap but there’s just too much rice in there. That’s why I don’t have it very often. I’m so excited to try this out this wkend! BTW, Where can I get quinoa? Thanks! God bless!

    1. Allan April 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Great food and great video!
      The sound wasn’t that crisp at first (background music was overpowering your voice) but then it got clear. I see you have other videos in collaboration with seabuscuit films and they’re all great.

      Regarding your question that if people are going to watch it? Heck yeah with the modern-hip professional output that the seabiscuit team produces + your obvious passion in creating great dishes. This can definitely fly!
      and just maybe I can help you guys do that. Tell me if you’re interested and let’s see how we take this to the next level.
      Keep it up!

    1. Mike April 24, 2013 at 2:23 am

      Tang ina mo erwan eh bakla ka naman

    1. Ellie April 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Erwan, your hand gestures too annoying! You need more practice on how you deal in front of the camera. Just keep it simple and calm, your too shaky!

      1. Erwan April 25, 2013 at 8:13 am

        That comment was annoying haha. That’s how I talk naturally, always with my hands, so I won’t change that. Thanks for dropping by.

        1. Isabelle victoria April 26, 2013 at 4:14 am

          Love every video!! very MANLY and Erwan-ly!! Like the transitions of every dish you make!

    1. Marla April 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      I make this often, too! Try it with spiracha sauce. It adds a really good spice to it and you also won’t need to add salt and pepper.

    1. naki May 1, 2013 at 2:16 am

      Well i try the your dish but not to perfect i onlyn cooked for myself once year my mom cooks me a lot when i read your blog i have the courage to cook again and work out in the same time thanks erwan

    1. john May 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

      ur recipes always made me so hugrehhh~ -__-. sana kasi may time ako lagi para gawin yan XD

    1. May May 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Hi Erwan,

      We tried your recipe it’s so yummy thanks for that. My husband and I added on recipe ( minced beef or minced pork we laso tried minced chicken. I used olive oil to fry the meat and add some paprika with pinch of salt and pepper. The rest is your original recipe but if somebody don’t like pure veggies they can try this :)

      Thanks again!

    1. Anita July 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Erwan,
      I really enjoyed your video – I am scouting around for healthy but tasty recipes at the moment and this has really helped, so thanks!
      I just had a quick question as I see some other recipes use soy paste or miso paste – are these healthy or is it just a case of personal preference?
      Thanks again

    1. GrammarNazi October 21, 2014 at 11:38 pm

      It’s ecstatic…. Not “extactic” huge turnoff




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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