My yobo loves thrift stores. When we first moved back to Canada, garage sales, freecycle (remember that?) and second hand stores were his weakness. He would take almost anything if it was free. Most of our house was furnished in second hand furniture and he did find lots of treasures. But for all the treasures, there was lots of … how do I say this nicely, … interesting items. After I while, I made a little rule. In order for an item to enter the house, it needed my permission. Otherwise, it was banished to the shed. I must say, I have some great items for thrift stores, and they have made good money on us as lots of it has returned back to their shelves. Charity. It makes the world go round.
My yobo has gotten much better at spotting a good find these days, except perhaps his weakness for chicken things, but that is another post. The other day he came home with this fabulous bowl which I just love. It is great for holding soups and stews and this great recipe.
A left over bowl is the perfect fit for this left over meal. We had some kimchi that had fermented too long and some left over rice. Couple that with bacon and you have this treasure of a dish!
- 2 cups kimchi
- 5 cups cooked rice
- 1 pkg bacon (375 g)
- 1/2 onion
- 2 carrots
- 1 zucchini
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- sesame oil
- 6 eggs
- Cut up the bacon into bite sized pieces and fry it. Drain the fat and put in a bowl. Save the fat. (I didn't say this was healthy!)
- Chop the kimchi into bite sized pieces as well (sense a theme?).
- Fry in the bacon fat. Add the sugar. Set aside.
- Cut up the onions, carrots and zucchini into small pieces.
- Fry the veggies in sesame oil.
- Add the cooked rice to the veggies and combine with the bacon and kimchi.
- Fry eggs (in leftover fat if there is any) and put on top of the fried rice.
My kids like kimchi bokumbap but they can’t handle too much spice. We are slowly increasing the spicy-ness of our food to make them into good fire eating Koreans! 🙂
Here is our Ny-guy with a tone down version! The recipe includes kimchi for the whole patch. The kids had less kimchi so the adults had more! Ours was hot! hot! hot!