LA PALMA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This Thanksgiving, Bibigo, the leading maker of modern Korean foods, is showing home cooks how to bring a Korean-inspired twist to the table with bold and exciting flavors. As one the biggest food trends of the year, Korean cuisine has skyrocketed in popularity for its uniquely delicious balance of savory, sweet, and spicy. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's the perfect time to incorporate these modern and unexpectedly tasty flavors into traditional holiday sides and entrees.
"With the recent rise of Korean cuisine, people are craving bold, adventurous and diverse flavors at mealtime, even during more traditional holidays like Thanksgiving," said Nayoung Shin, head of marketing at CJ Foods. "Whether you're simply adding a dash of spicy Go-Chu-Jang sauce to your turkey glaze or serving up authentic banchan, sharable dishes of Korean favorites, Bibigo's ready-to-use products make it easy and fun to experiment with Korean cuisine."
To add Korean flair to Thanksgiving fare, try some of these simple tips from Bibigo:
- Amp Up Your Apps – Whet your guests' appetites with some unexpected appetizers, like crispy potstickers and dumplings. Available in Chicken and Vegetable and Pork and Vegetable varieties, Bibigo's Organic Potstickers are perfect served crispy and hot and paired with your favorite dipping sauce.
- Spruce Up Your Salads – Instead of a traditional homestyle ranch or balsamic vinaigrette, give your greens a sweet and spicy kick by tossing them in a Go-Chu-Jang-based dressing. A traditional fermented paste that's commonly used in Korean cooking, Go-Chu-Jang is known for its balanced mix of sweet, savory and spicy. To kick up your salads, simply mix Bibigo Go-Chu-Jang Mayo with sesame oil and rice wine vinegar to create a tangy vinaigrette that pairs will with peppery arugula, Lacinato kale, butternut squash, pomegranate seeds and Himalayan sea salt.
- Spice Up Your Side Dish – For a spicy twist on a classic comfort food, try this recipe for Go-Chu-Jang Mac & Cheese. Shiitake mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and Hot & Sweet Go-Chu-Jang Sauce make this dish irresistibly tasty.
- Transform Your Turkey – As the main event of any Thanksgiving dinner, give your guests something to gawk over by adding mirin, or Korean cooking wine, and sesame oil to your brine for subtle Asian flavors. As for the glaze, swap out traditional honey or sugar for a spicy and smoky alternative, like Bibigo Go-Chu-Jang Barbecue Sauce.
Bibigo products are available in retail stores nationwide including Target, Costco, Vons, Sprouts and more. For more product information and availability, visit http://us.bibigo.com.
In 2011, Bibigo was launched by CJ, Korea's number one food company and leading producer of authentic Korean foods. With a full line of signature Korean grocery staples, Bibigo's mission is to introduce the delicious and nutritious Korean food culture to the rest of the world. Bibigo gets its name from a mash-up of Korean bi-bi-da ("to mix") and English "to-go," reflecting both its food and social characteristics, and seeks to play a leading role in demystifying the unique characteristics of Korean culinary culture, while introducing a variety of new, distinct flavors to the American palate. Bibigo's Korean grocery staples include a variety of steamed dumplings, mini wontons, Korean BBQ sauces, such as Go-Chu-Jang, and more, and are available nationwide in gourmet, natural and mass- market grocers. Visit http://us.bibigo.com for more information.
Contact: Jessica Lieu
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