Korean BBQ Beef Bowl

Serves three or four

Meat and Meat Sauce

  • 1 lb. sliced-thin rib-eye meat
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 1 t. sesame oil
  • 1 t. brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. minced garlic

Vegetable and Rice

  • 8 oz. fresh spinach (boil and let cool)
  • 12 oz. fresh bean sprouts (boil and let cool)
  • 6 oz. shiitake mushrooms, julienne
  • 6 oz. carrots, julienne
  • 1 t. salt (1/2 tsp will be used when cooking shiitake mushrooms and carrots)
  • 3-4 servings steam rice
  • 4 eggs
  • Some vegetable oil to cook meat, mushrooms, carrots, and eggs


  • 2 T. gochujang (available at Korean
  • grocery store)
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 T. water
  • 1 T. roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 t. vinegar
  • 1 t. minced garlic
  • Seasoning Sauce for Spinach
  • 1 t. finely chopped spring onion
  • 1/4 t. minced garlic
  • 1 t. roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. sesame oil

Seasoning Sauce for Bean Sprouts

  • 1 t. finely chopped spring onion
  • 1/2 t. minced garlic
  • 1 t. roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 T. sesame oil

For meat: Mix the beef mince with the meat sauce listed above. (You can leave the marinated meat for about 30 mins while you are working on other ingredients to enhance the flavor.) Add some vegetable oil into a wok and cook the meat on medium high to high heat. It takes about 3 to 5 mins to thoroughly cook it.

Mix the spinach with the spinach seasoning sauce, put aside. Mix the bean sprouts with bean sprouts seasoning sauce.

Clean/rinse the shiitake mushrooms and thinly slice them. Add some vegetable oil and 1/2 tsp of ground salt in a wok and cook the mushrooms on medium high to high heat until they are all cooked. (It takes 2 to 3 mins.)

Rinse, peel and julienne the carrots. Add some vegetable oil and ó tsp of ground salt in a wok and cook the carrots on medium high to high heat for 2 to 3 mins.

Make fried eggs. (While sunny side up is common, you can make them per your preference.)

Mix the Bibimbap sauce ingredients in a bowl. Put the rice into a bowl and add the meat, assorted vegetables, egg and the Bibimbap sauce on top of the rice. Mix all well and enjoy.


1617 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64108 • 816-221-6272

Nara is a Japanese sushi restaurant in the Crossroads District in downtown Kansas City. We offer a menu of sushi, sashimi, seafood, salads, sandwiches, noodles, stir-fries and desserts. Nara has a hip environment with unique décor and a beautiful view of the downtown skyline. Our second floor is the perfect space for your wedding reception, business meeting or holiday party. We have more than 4,000 square feet of open loft, featuring brick walls, wooden floors and 12-foot windows. Call us for to-go orders and ask about delivery. We also cater.

Reservations recommended.


Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m..;

Fri. 11 a.m.-1 a.m.;

Sat. 3 p.m.-1 a.m.

Recipe courtesy of Nara and the Kansas City Originals