When most people see Kimbap, they think of Sushi. Kimbap is not Sushi. It’s similar and both are great in taste but I’m a Korean Kimbap loving soul.
Kim-bap is usually made with Bulgogi but I love this version the best. The Spam and Crab meat (though its imitation crab meat) is a great combo. The saltiness of the Spam and the sweet taste from the crab meat brings out the flavor in the Kimbap.
Just having Kimbap as it is fine but if you really, truly want a true Korean experience of enjoying Kimbap, get a bowl of Ramen ready. I like Shin Ramen as it is the brand I enjoy and the spiciness is fantastic for this combination.
I just threw this Ramen into the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes and added the egg and crab meat from the leftover Kimbap after taking it out of the microwave.
Why the Ramen? Its for the soup base. A quick dunk of the Kimbap into the Ramen soup just adds another level to the taste!
The more advanced version is to have the Kimbap soaked into a beaten egg and fried. The egg covered Kimbap and Ramen is sooooo good.
Try it out and let me know what you think.