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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

BiBimBar Brings Fast-Casual Korean BBQ to the International Food Court

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM

click to enlarge The spicy pork belly BiBimBap bowl at BiBimBar - ANNA ROTH
  • Anna Roth
  • The spicy pork belly BiBimBap bowl at BiBimBar

Now that SF Weekly offices have moved to the Financial District, we've been exploring the workday lunch options with some gusto. And among the favorites we've already found, one of the standouts is the week-old BiBimBar in the newly reopened International Food Court. It offers rice bowls, cold soba noodle bowls, and (coming soon) ssam wraps topped with banchan and meats like bulgogi, spicy pork belly, marinated chicken, and jangjolim -- all familiar Korean barbecue flavors made healthy and portable for the workday.

See also: Jang Soo BBQ's New Owners Are Swankifying Up Korean

YakiniQ BBQ: Seoul Food for San Francisco

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We tried a cold rice bowl (hot stone bowls are available for dine-in only) topped with spicy pork belly and the shop's signature spicy sauce. It was great: the shop didn't skimp on the spice in the pork belly or sauce, but it was tempered with a healthy portion of fried rice, pickled radish, blanched bean sprouts, shredded egg, and fresh lettuce, red cabbage, and carrot slices. Each bite was spicy and tangy, crunchy and soft, and intensely flavored -- meaning once we filled up we sealed it in its microwaveable bowl and set it aside for tomorrow. All attributes that make it a lunchtime winner in our book.

Check out the full menu on the Facebook page. We'll be back once they perfect the ssam wraps.

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Anna Roth

Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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