We just made this for dinner, and, while preparing it, I was trying to figure out how to market it to Mk and Z. It occurred to me that it was, essentially, a koshary dish, with lots of extras added in. This inspired me to add crispy garlic and onions that I bought in jars at the Asian market last week and have been trying to figure out good places to use them.
This dish was surprising in how great it was. All of the ingredients combined in this magical way to make for a super yummy bite each time.
Edit: after posting the recipe, I realized I forgot to add the kimchee :( Oh well, something for next time.