Kimbab (or kimbap)

To the casual observer, sushi and kimbab may appear to be very much alike, but I’d just like to make it clear that kimbab is NOT sushi. 🙂 Sushi is Japanese, kimbab is Korean, for starters. Secondly, sushi is typically made with raw fish, unseasoned raw vegetables, sweetened, vinegared rice and accompanied by soy sauce while kimbab usually consists of cooked meat, seasoned or pickled vegetables and unsweetened rice seasoned with sesame oil. This means kimbab is a self-contained meal that’s ready to be enjoyed as is.