YuBu ChoBap (유부 초밥)is a Korean styled Japanese food. Korea and Japan are very close in distance and there were various relationships with each other throughout history. As a result, there are some food ideas that Korea and Japan borrowed from each other, such as Korean styled chap-ssal tteok (mochi) that was originally from Japan. Another example is Japanese styled kimoochi (kimchi) that was originally from Korea. Anyway, when I was little, I’ve never saw anybody eating yubu chobap or other kinds of sushi, then at some point, people started to eat sushi and it became popular in Korea. Since the preparation for this dish is easy, people often make this for picnics (along with Kimbap) or for a party. The rice tastes similar to the rice for sushi, which has a sweet and sour flavor. You can make everything from scratch, but there are some companies that sell a ready-made pack. All you need to do is cook the rice, some vegetables (if you want extra vegetables), and that pack. So today, I’m going to show you how to use that package. Depending on your taste, you can add chopped burdock root or any other kinds of vegetables that you like. I tried different kinds of sweet peppers for this recipe, and I enjoyed eating this. If you like sushi, you might like this dish.
Yield: 16 Pieces
Short Korean Lesson
- YuBu (유부) = Soybean Curd
- Cho (초) = Vinegar
- 1 Pack Seasoned Soybean Curd (Including Sauce)
- 2 Cups Cooked Short Grain Rice
- 2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Onion
- 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Carrot
- 1½ Tbsp Finely Chopped Green Sweet Pepper
- 1½ Tbsp Finely Chopped Red Sweet Pepper
- 1½ Tbsp Finely Chopped Yellow Sweet Pepper
- Some Salt for the Vegetables
Obtain a package of seasoned soybean curd with sauce.
Finely chop the onion, carrot, and 3 different kinds of sweet peppers.
Fry the onion and carrot on high without oil.
When the onion and carrot are almost cooked, add the sweet peppers and fry for about 30 seconds more.
Add some salt to taste. This is ready for mixing into the rice.
Squeeze the liquid out of the seasoned soybean curd. This package is already prepared, so simply use the soybean curd without cooking it.
In a large bowl, add 2 cups of cooked rice, and add the sauce from the pack. You can make your own sauce if you only buy the soybean curd, but this package already has the sauce for the rice in it.
Add the dried vegetable pack in it, and stir it gently.
Add the fried vegetables into the rice and mix. This makes the rice very colorful, and gives it a better taste.
Open the soybean curd as pictured. It looks like pocket or pita bread.
Firmly pack the rice into the curd.
It looks very delicious. You can serve this with pickled ginger, onion, or garlic. Enjoy! 🙂