The kimbap is an important part of the Korean dosirak (packed lunch). Kimbap is simply rice rolls, perhaps best described as the Korean version of maki. There are fundamental differences between kimbap and the Japanese maki in manners of preparation and tradition. Kimbap is a popular choice for picnics as this log of goodness is filling and easy to eat. Also, this particular Korean dish does not require any utensils – the rice rolls can be picked up by hand and eaten straight from the lunch box.
The kimbap’s main ingredients are short-grain rice (it holds better than the regular variety does), egg slices, carrots, spinach, pickled radish cut in strips and cucumber. The more recent versions sometimes substitute some ingredients to ham, cheese, imitation crab sticks and tuna. While maki uses vinegared sushi rice, the kimbap’s rice is flavored with sesame oil and salt.
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