Sunday, February 10, 2013

Bacon and Eggs--Lunar New Year Style

Today for brunch I wanted to make something that celebrated Lunar New Year, which is a huge holiday for millions of people around the world.  Eggs and pork are both one of the many foods served traditionally for this holiday.  The pork symbolizes abundance and the egg fertility.  I also made a red sauce, as red is a celebratory and lucky color in China, where brides wear red for their wedding.


  • 2-3 cups of steamed rice cooked with 1/2 cup cook peas
  • Bacon, fried crispy enough to crumble, 2 for each person
  • Eggs, fried to taste, 2 for each person
  • 2 TB chili paste (I used Korean gochujang)
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 TB peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup rice wine.


  1. Combine the chili paste, sugar, garlic powder, soy sauce, peanut butter, and rice to form a smooth sauce.  
  2. Warm in a small sauce pan on the stove.
  3. Prepare your rice, bacon and eggs.
  4. Fill each persons bowl with a bed of rice, 2 eggs, 1 strip of bacon, and one bacon strip crumbled.
  5. Divide the sauce among each bowl.


  1. hmmm - well that is different! I have never tried eggs with rice and of course not the spicy sauce either! I'm such a boring food person :)

  2. I've loosely based this recipe on bibimbap a Korean recipe that has eggs with rice.