Title : Korea Food Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2380
KPC#
C-1846 
StanGib#
2760 
Scott#
2149c 
Date of Issue
06/15/2004
Quantity
700,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Bibimbap
(Rice mixed with seasonings) 
Designer
Kim, Hyun 
Image Area
37mm x 27mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
This fourth stamp packet in the Korean Food Series introduces sinseollo, hwayangjeok, bibimbap , and Gujeolpan, all expressing the style and wisdom of Korea's ancestors and their cuisine.

Bibimbap (Rice mixed with seasonings):
Roasted beef, seasoned vegetables, fried kelp and other ingredients are mixed with white rice. Also known as goldongban, the dish was enjoyed at the royal palace as the last meal on the last day of the year. Then, the New Year began with tteokguk (rice cake soup). According to some sources, the king ate this as a quick, light lunch at the royal palace. Some say that the dish originated from the tradition of mixing various foods in a single bowl during the farming season, while others say it comes from the ritual of sharing food after Confucian ancestral memorial services.