My brother Am and my no-so-distant uncle Adi came to Korea for a visit last year in autumn. We met Min Young; who has visited my family in summer and she brought us to Bibigo restaurant to try out Bibimbap fine dining.
Jeham and Adi.
It's not quite on the budget type...about 12,000 to 16,000 won per Bibimbap menu.
Min Young, me and Adi.
However, the price came with superior service, fine ambiance and distinguished taste.
Bibigo is a franchise restaurant owned by CJFoodville (ehemmm...one of the giants in Korea industry aka 재벌) and the franchise that we went was inside CJ Foodworld located near to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station.
The word Bibigo is a fusion of Korean and English where 비비다 (bibida) means mix and 'go' is...err...means go. ^^
We ordered 2 kinds of Bibimbap and a salad:
- Pollack Roe Bibimbap Bansang - 13,000 won (the picture above) - This does not come with spicy sauce (gochujang). Just mix all of them together, the orangy stuff is fish roe and eat it while it is hot. I love to wait until the bottom burnt a bit so after I finish eating all the rice, I have some crunchy stuff to munch.
- Hot Stone Rice Bansang - 12,000 won (I forgot to take a picture..^^;) - This is only vegetables, no egg no nothing but it came with spicy sauce on the side (gochujang). Mix it up to your spiciness level.
- Jellyfish and shrimp salad - 14,000 won (the picture below) - I really love this stuff because I like raw stuff like sashimi but....only if the wasabi taste is toned down a bit.
So far, the other menu on the list has meat in it, so we were down to those 2 Bibimbap choice.
How to go?
Go to Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Line 2/4/5 and walk out from exit 6. Follow the map above and you will find CJ Foodworld. Bibigo restaurant is at the basement one floor below the lobby. You can use the escalator just next to the reception.
The map is from the official site: http://www.ibibigo.com/
Weekday: 07:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 11:00 - 22:00
Last order: 21:30 with limited order.
You can check out other menu list, price and the restaurants' location from the official site.