MMM Bap! No - it's not'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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  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!

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

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

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

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


  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!

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

  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!

  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!