It wouldn't really feel right if I didn't eat at least one meal of bibimbap when I am in Korea. This was taken care of the day we worked in the hospital. My local colleague had purchased meal coupons for the staff canteen, very good value at only 2000 won each, and I was thrilled to find out that the menu for the day was bibimbap. Actually there was only this option available, although on other days the menu might include rice with different dishes.
The setting was very institutional, everyone lined up and filled their tray with the pre-dispensed rice and soups. Kimchi was a all-you-can-eat deal set out in big buckets. We helped ourselves to tea and gojuchang. This was a filling, not fancymeal. The bibimbap was plain with a good mix of vegetables and a fried egg but no meat. Soup was cabbage, I suppose at this time of the year cabbage would be the most affordable and plentiful vegetables. Cabbage turned up everywhere we went, in the ubiquitious kimchi of course, but also in soups, stir fries, casseroles.... therefore it was a good thing I am a fan of this versatile yellow vegetable.