I finally tried out Bibigo this weekend! This is a Korean bibimbab fast-food chain restaurant with several locations around Seoul and now also a few outside of Korea. I know you can find bibimbab anywhere in Korea, but it’s worth doing a post about Bibigo because they are so vegan-friendly.
The basic menu. You can see a clearer version of this here. They also have other dishes on the menu like gondeurae bibimbab (vegan), and tteokbokki.
Overall, it was pretty good and satisfying. I found things a little bland, especially the tofu. It definitely relies on the sauce packet to provide most of the flavor. However, I appreciated the freshness of the banchan, and the healthy rice option. The serving size was also just right.
We also ordered some of their tteokbokki which was a mix of rice cakes, sweet potato, and ginko fruit. Tteokbokki itself is usually vegan, but I avoid eating it on the street because it usually has fishcake strips (오댕) mixed in. Here, there were no fishcakes and the tteok was fried so it had a nice chewy/crispy outer texture which was different. The sweet potato was also a great addition. Enjoyed this a lot. :)
Overall, Bibigo was better than I expected~ I don’t think it’s anywhere close to being as awesome as Chipotle, but the food is fresh, healthy, and affordable. It’s certainly not the best bibimbab I’ve had, but it’s a good option for vegans because you can customize everything. The menu also has English translations, the service is quick and friendly (at least where we went).