Bang Bang Shrimp Bibimbap Noodle Bowls
These Bang Bang Shrimp Bibimbap Noodle Bowls are filled with sweet, crunchy chili-garlic shrimp, a fried egg, kimchi and lots of sesame flavoured toppings!
Get ready for some over-the-top, mouthwatering flavour everybody!!!
These Bang Bang Shrimp Bibimbap Noodle Bowls are the next best thing you'll put on your dinner table.
And they literally combine ALL of my favourite food groups.
Like bibimbap, or bang bang shrimp, or stir fried noodles, for instance.
I'm dead serious…
Ahh, my love affair with Bibimbap.
It is the most popular and most visited recipe on my blog, and it is one of the first internationally-inspired recipes that I've created with a fair amount of success. And I never even tried the dish until I was almost in my mid-20s if you can believe it!
I still remember the day at a sushi restaurant of all places.
Did you know that most of the sushi restaurants in Toronto are actually owned and operated by people of Korean descent, and not Japanese? Probably one of the best things to come out of this is the fact that many sushi restaurants (at least in my area) offer things like bibimbap, bulgogi beef and other rice bowls on the menu alongside some of my favourite sushi rolls.
My roommate ordered a bibimbap bowl a couple years ago, and I was very curious – I had always seen them on the menu but never bothered to venture outside of my usual order. I'm really into ordering the same thing at my favourite restaurants btw. Am I the only one that does this?
Well, needless to say, this girl sometimes needs to do a better job at getting out of her comfort zone because as soon as I tried a bite of my roomie's bibimbap, I WAS HOOKED.
There was just something about the way the fried egg blended with the savoury, soy-sauce laden rice and crunchy, sesame-flavoured veggies. It was like Chinese takeout on a whole other level, and the flavours seemed so simple, yet genius.
Since that day, I have recreated bibimbap in some form or another several times, and though it can be a process stir frying the veggies one at a time, I appreciate that these kinds of bowls are so versatile and easy to replicate, with only a handful of different sauces needed. You probably have most of 'em in your fridge.
Technically you're supposed to use beef and season it with gochujang, a fermented Korean condiment made from red chili (you should be able to find it at Asian or international grocery stores), but I felt the need to switch things up here.
I mean, I've neglected to emphasize perhaps the best part of these bowls.
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I don't even think I need to tell you how delicious and over-the-top these bowls are. I'm probably gonna put them on my meal plan again for this week, that's how in love I am.
However, if you aren't quite as in love with these bowls as I am (yes, I'm taking this very personally!), and you're looking for some other healthy-ish stir fry and noodle bowl recipes to satisfy that umami craving, I've got you covered! Check out some more of my favourites:
- Calamari and Chow Mein Takeout Boxes
- Better Than Takeout Thai Green Curry
- One Pot Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
- Caribbean BBQ Tofu Vegetable Bowls
- Thai Red Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls
But just look at these bowls though!!!
I can't even deal with them right now…
Will you be making these Bang Bang Shrimp Bibimbap Noodle Bowls? If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or in the comments – I'd love to see what you come up with!
I love these stir fry noodles in this recipe if you're looking for something similar to what I used!