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Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time20 mins

My friend Edward went to work in South Korea for a while, and came back with a lot of interesting foods to try. He set up a cooking night with some Korean friends to make Gimbap, which is similar to sushi rolls. Best served with a lot of soju!

 pickled radish
 burdock root
 fish cakes
 imitation crab
 canned tuna
 perilla leaves (aka shiso)
 short grain rice
 sesame oil
 sushi nori / seaweed sheets

Cut raw vegetables cut into strips. Pickled radish and edible burdock root can generally be purchased from Asian grocers already cut into strips.


Cut imitation crab meat, sliced and fried fish cakes, and/or a basic omelette cut into strips.


Mix canned tuna with a little mayonnaise and finely sliced perilla leaves.


Cook short grain white rice and then lightly seasoned with salt and a drizzle of sesame oil just to moisten.


Cut the seaweed sheets into sushi sized strips, if needed. Squash a layer of rice on the bottom and then top with whatever you would like in your gimbap. Roll up like a sushi roll!