Do you remember that I bought some instant Hetbahn cups at the Korean supermarket? Well, I tried some and they turned out to be pretty good. Actually much better than expected 🙂
The one I tried was the assorted vegetables Bibimbap. Bibimbap is mixed rice with vegetables, and I usually eat mine mixed in a hot stone bowl (a dolsot) so that you get some nice crusty rice. Of course that was not possible with this instant meal, but taste wise it was quite good. The Hetbahn cup consists of a pack of rice, some gochujang sauce and sesame oil and a packet of (vacuum packed) vegetables. It even comes with a little spoon.
Basically you heat up the rice in the microwave and add it to the cup before adding the other ingredients. I was surprised how good the vegetables were (carrot, beansprout and mushroom), they tasted really fresh although I do think it could benefit from some green vegetables like cucumber, courgette or spinach. But maybe these are not so suitable for vacuum packing? The sesame oil and gochujang sacue were quite generous in quantity, you could adept it to suit your taste.
It is quite a small portion of rice though, compared to my usual bowl of Bibimbap this Hetbahncup was tiny. But a very tasty and quick snack/lunch solution when you’re craving Korean food and can’t pack/make your own.