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Korean Bibimbap with Tofu Bulgogi, Roasted Shiitake & Ginger Rice

Learn how to make your own vegan bulgogi sauce from scratch to use in this delicious Korean Bibimbap with Tofu Bulgogi, Roasted Shiitake and Ginger Rice.
Servings 2


Ginger Rice

  • 2 tsp ginger finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • ½ cup short-grain sushi rice
  • ¾ cup water

Tofu Bulgogi

  • 300g firm tofu sliced 1 cm
  • cup bulgogi sauce see recipe below

Black Bean Patties

  • 100g shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced

To Serve

  • 1 carrot peeled into ribbons or sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 handful mung bean sprouts
  • 1 handful leafy greens
  • 1 radish thinly sliced
  • Remaining bulgogi sauce
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 spring onion thinly sliced

Bulgogi Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp vegan gochujang (Korean chilli paste)
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp mirin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar


  • Heat a drizzle of sesame oil in a pot on medium-high heat. Cook ginger and first measure of sesame seeds for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Add rice, water measure and ¼ tsp salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to steam, covered, for a further 8 minutes. Fluff grains with a fork and season to taste.
  • Pat tofu slices dry with a paper towel. Place tofu onto a lined oven tray and brush both sides with bulgogi sauce. Bake on upper oven rack for 15-20 minutes, until golden and tender. Season to taste.
  • Toss shiitake mushrooms in a bowl with garlic, soy sauce and a drizzle of sesame oil, until mushrooms are well coated. Transfer to a lined oven tray and bake on rack below tofu for 15-20 minutes, until golden and tender.
  • Serve rice topped with veggies, tofu and roasted shiitake mushrooms. Drizzle with remaining bulgogi sauce and garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion.

Bulgogi Sauce

  • In a bowl, whisk everything together until well combined.