Spicy fake bibimbap sauce – it’s okay

I promised you a spicy fake bibimbp sauce recipe. It’s not spectacular, just okay and balances out the rest of the dish reasonably well.

The secret is in the proportions. You’ll have to play around with it to get it just right, but your two base ingredients are ketchup and sriracha chilli sauce. This gives you the spicyness and tang. Next, you’ll want some kicap manis (sweet soy); I’m not really sure why, but it just doesn’t really taste right without it. And finally, a tiny dash of light soy sauce.

If you cooked your beef or seasoned your veggies in a particular type of oil (like sesame), stir a little bit into your sauce too. I don’t really know if this does anything, but the superstitious side of me likes to think that keeping a common ingredient between your dish and your dressing helps them mix well. I’ll let you know if I find a more scientific way to figure this out, but for now, that’s my black magic.

When you’re done admiring your beautiful dinner in the bowl, add this spicy fake sauce to your fervent stirring and enjoy.