Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
I was looking for a meal replacement over standard MREs as I feel there is a lot of excess packaging and trash associated with them. These freeze-dried bibimbap bags are a good replacement or supplement to have on hand as a "change of pace" for your camping/hiking/survival foods. Large pieces of seaweed and other identifiable ingredient yielded a superior flavor and experience to other "Korean MREs" that I have tried (like the ones in the green or red camo bags).
Tear open the top of the main pouch and inside are two seasoning packs and the food. Take out the two small packs and set aside. Fill the main pouch with 6-8oz of boiling water, the two seasoning bags and stir, and reseal the bag. Wait 10-15 mins, stir again and enjoy. You can use cold water, but the soak time will increase to 30+ minutes before the rice gets soft.
Very filling, easy to prepare, great taste
Slightly noisy packaging, a lot of sodium
Testing variations: I prepared one meal using warm water and waited about 10 minutes, the rice was still crunchy. Hot water and waited 10 minutes, and the rice was softer, but still had a hard texture. Boiling water and waited 10 minutes, and this yielded the best results. It can be hard to judge the amount of water being added to the pouch due to the contents will float, so ensure you pre-measure your water. You can adjust water content to your preference, standard is about 6-8oz, but I've added water after preparation for more "soup". If you add too much water initially you will never get the bag sealed for steeping.
These are high sodium content (36% of daily), so I'd not eat more than 1-2 a day, but that is up to you.