MMM Bap! No - it's not Hanson...it's Sunny Deli!

A while back there was a tradition at work - every Wednesday was Sunny Deli day! You see, Sunny Deli is this normal deli that serves tuna sandwiches and chips and such every day - but - on Wednesday - they serve their Korean specialty: Bi-Bim-Bap!

There are actually 2 locations downtown - I visited the one in Carew Tower. If you go in the mall doors next to Tazza Mia - then it's in the first hallway to the left.

Here's the normal sandwich-y menu...(if you click it enlarges - that's what she said).

So here's the skinny on the dish: a mixture of steamed white rice, Bulgogi (marinated ribeye), cooked over-easy egg and seasoned vegetable with Gochuchang Paste.

There's a similar dish at many Korean restaurants called Dolsot Bi Bim Bap - basically the same dish but brought to you in a stone bowl (dolsot = stone bowl). That cooks the rice while you're eating and makes it crispy and such. While amazing - this is a great cheaper/quicker version!

This is a family business and the family is there every Wednesday preparing the Bi Bim Bap fresh for every customer!

Here's what you get...looks amazing! The red stuff is spicy - but I love it. My favorite part is the pickles/cucumbers in the lower right. They're so crispy and refreshing. But they key is - not to eat it like this!

Oh no - just like Skyline (you cut, not mix) - there's directions to this dish. With Bi Bim Bap - you have to mix it all up!!!!

Much better...after mixing with your tiny plastic fork - you can go to town! It's spicy and there's a ton of food. I just love it. I can't rave enough about it. I also ask for soy sauce as well since I'm a salty girl.

BBB is my favorite downtown find since taking this downtown job 2 years ago. I crave it. I yearn for it. I dream about it.

I love me some Bi-Bim-Bap!

Right now, they're also serving a cup of french onion soup (sans cheese) for the winter months. It's a beefy broth - very warm - but I'm so full from the BBB - I didn't really need it.

I'm a huge fan of Sunny Deli - mostly for this Korean treat. Get there early though - sometimes they run out!

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9 comments

  1. Oh yeah! Their Bi Bim Bap is tasty. I encourage visits to the URS building location, on the 15th floor (36 E. 7th Street).

    They also do a spicy chicken/vegetable/rice dish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus Asian dumplings. Yum!

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  2. How do you think this would taste sans meat? (vegetarian here!)

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  3. Definitely would still be good without the meat and I bet if you ask - they'd give you extra veggies & egg!

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  4. Then it's official; I'm having it for lunch.

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  5. If you're scared of spices - ask him to go light on the red stuff and give you a cup with extra.

    Enjoy!

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  6. I'm eating it right now and I love it! Its not so in-your-face spicy as it is a lingering, accumulating spice. I don't love the rice to veggie ratio (too much rice for me) but the flavors are amazing. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  7. yeah- a lot of people mention that there's a lot of rice...but i'm glad you liked it!!!

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  8. I also LOVE their Bi Bim Bap!! Since I work in the URS building I also get to enjoy some of their other tasty dishes too. I think Thursday's are Spicy Chicken day. YUM!

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  9. I have to admit - tried the chicken and was not near as a big a fan as I am of the BBB...but I'm loyal on that one at least!

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