Friday, July 3, 2015

Gluten Free Korean Food

Mason slept for 11 hours straight last night, which means that I slept for 8 hours straight, which means that I actually feel like a sane person this morning and have the bandwidth for blogging!

Yippee!

I have been dying to tell you guys about our meal this past weekend at one of my favorite local spots – luckily pictures don’t expire!

Sometimes I feel so lucky with the amount of restaurants I’m able to safely eat at, that I have to pinch myself. The “Triangle” of NC (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) is seriously a safe haven for gluten free folks, and this past weekend the Ravelli clan hit up one of our absolute faves in Raleigh: Kimbap.

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That’s right, baby’s first bibimbap!

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Well, he didn’t get to actually taste anything, but he loved the environment and he behaved so well while Mommy and Daddy indulged. Kimbap has an open kitchen concept, so you can watch the chefs prepare the food. Mason of course loved this – and he loved the chopsticks! Parrish and I LOVED the food!

We started with the Gluten Free Veggie Dumplings:

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So freakin’ good. I could seriously eat 20 of these and be perfectly happy. 

Next, I enjoyed a seasonal special:

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Spring Soup Cup – it was a super delicious aromatic broth filled with their house made tofu, tons of mushrooms, carrots, and fresh spring onions. So good!

For Parrish’s meal, he ordered the Make Your Own Wraps with Pork Belly….Mason Month 5 097

Because PORK BELLY you guys – needs no explanation. Duh. It was delicious.

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I of course ordered the bibimbap with beef bulgogi because it is the tastiest dish in the world. Crispy rice topped with seasonal veggies, beef, and a sunny side up egg -

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it is the definition of Umami. I wish I had put my hand in the photo above so you could see how GIANT that bowl is. It’s a huge serving and I ATE IT ALL.

I wish I could say #breastfeeding and that’s why I pigged out at Kimbap, but I’ve actually always eaten like a champ there – it’s just so good!

Most of their ingredients are purchased from local farms, including the meat and the eggs. If you’ve ever eaten a fresh, local egg then you already know – yes, you can taste a difference, fresh are so much better!

Thank you Kimbap for another amazing meal. My only complaint is that you don’t have a location within walking distance of my house in Durham.

So plan your trip friends! A long weekend would be a good amount of time for a gluten free foodie feast – book your tickets and let me know, I’ll meet you at Kimbap!