Bibim Guksu
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Bibim Guksu - Mixed Cold Noodles

Bibim Guksu is perfect for a light lunch on a hot, summer day. Thin wheat noodles are tossed in a tasty marinade! Eat them cold :)
Course: Easy
Servings: 1 person

Ingredients

Spicy Bibim Guksu

  • Somyeon Thin Korean Wheat Flour Noodles - 1 quarter-sized bundle
  • Kimchi - 1/2 cup if you have aged Kimchi, even better
  • Hardboiled Egg - 1
  • Cucumber - 1/4 a whole
  • Gim - 2 sheets optional, garnish
  • Baby Greens - handful optional, garnish

Spicy Gochujang Sauce

  • Gochujang Korean red chili paste - 1 Tablespoon
  • Gochugaru Korean red chili flakes - 1 teaspoon
  • Soy Sauce - 1 Tablespoon
  • Sugar - 3/4 Tablespoon just estimate
  • Sesame oil - 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Sesame seeds - 1/2 Tablespoon

Soy-Sauce Bibim Guksu

  • Somyeon Thin Korean Wheat Flour Noodles - 1 quarter-sized bundle
  • Cucumber - 1/4 a whole
  • Poached Egg - 1

Flavored Soy-Sauce Dressing

  • Soy Sauce - 1 Tablespoon
  • Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
  • Mirin or any cooking wine - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Vinegar - 1 teaspoon
  • Sesame seeds - a dash

Instructions

Spicy Bibim Guksu Noodles

  • Cut cucumber into thin slices. Then julienne them into thin, match-stick pieces. Chop Kimchi into thin slices as well
  • Make marinade: Mix gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and sesame seeds together. 
  • Then hard-boil an egg (optional).
  • Put water into a pot. Place it on a medium-high heat and bring up to boil. While you wait, fill a cup with cold water. Once the pot starts to boil, place noodles in. The pot will then start foaming to the brim. Put in a dash of the cold water - and the foam will settle back down. But it will begin to foam-up again. Pour cold water in again. Repeat this process a total of 3 times. After the third time, taste and check to see if the noodle has been fully cooked through. Drain the water and rinse noodles under cold water. Set aside and let the excess water drip off. 
  • Take out a mixing bowl. Place in the cooked noodles, Kimchi and the spicy marinade. Mix them together.
  • Place in your serving bowl. Top it off with cucumbers, sliced gim and baby greens. Enjoy!

Soy Sauce Bibim Guksu

  • Cut cucumber into thin slices. Then julienne them into thin, match-stick pieces.
  • Make marinade: Take out a bowl and thoroughly mix soy sauce, sugar, mirin, sesame oil, vinegar and sesame seeds together. 
  • Cook noodles: Put water into a pot. Put on a medium-high heat and bring up to boil. While you wait, fill a cup with cold water. Once the pot starts to boil, place noodles in. The pot will then start foaming to the brim. Put in a dash of the cold water - and the foam will settle back down. But it will begin to foam-up again. Pour cold water in again. Repeat this process a total of 3 times. After the third time, taste and check to see if the noodle has been fully cooked through. Drain the water and rinse noodles under cold water. Set aside and let the excess water drip off. 
  • Poach egg - reference video for steps
  • Toss cooked noodles in marinade. Place poached egg and cucumber strips on top. Enjoy!

Notes

  • See video below for more details