Bibim Noodle – Korean spicy cold noodle (비빔국수)

Korean spicy cold noodle
Korean spicy cold noodle

Bi bim noodle is like Bi bim bap’s little brother. It uses Go Chu Jang as the key ingredient and the basic idea here is to mix the sauce with rice or noodles. However, Bibim bap normally looks fancier with many colorful ingredients, and the stone bowls just make everything look tastier. Compare to Bibim bap, Bi bim noodle is a minimalist presentation. The ingredients are simple and everything is chosen for a reason. As the dish is served cold and doesn’t require long time to prepare, it’s perfect as an easy meal for a summer day.

Korean spicy cold noodle
Korean spicy cold noodle

Ingredients:

  • Somen noodles

Sauce:

  • 1tbs       Go Chu Jang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • 1tbs       Red pepper powder 
  • 1tbs       Soy sauce 
  • 1tbs       Sesame oil
  • 2/3tbs    Sugar
  • Pepper

Toppings:

  • Cucumber 1/2 (marinate with sugar, vinegar and salt)
  • Boiled egg (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Make sauce: mix well Go Chu Jang, Red pepper powder, Soy sauce, Sugar and Sesame oil
  2. Slice cucumber and marinate with vinegar, salt and sugar.
  3. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and noodles to the boiling water.
  5. When the water boils again, add a cup of cold water.
  6. Turn off the heat when the water boils for the 3rd time.
  7. Remove the cooked noodles from hot water, wash in iced water to remove starch
  8. Mix the noodles with the sauce, top with the cucumber and boiled egg.
Korean spicy cold noodle
Korean spicy cold noodle
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