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Spicy Cold Kimchi Noodles
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Spicy Cold Kimchi Noodles (Kimchi Bibim Guksu)


  • 1/2 cup of Aged Kimchi
  • Small handful of Chicory Lettuce
  • Small piece of Cucumber (Garnish, Optional)
  • 1 Hardboiled Egg (Garnish, Optional)
  • Small handful of Somyeon Noodles (About size of a quarter)

Marinade Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon of Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Gochujang
  • 1 Tablespoon of Gochugaru
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil
  • Few shakes of Sesame Seeds

Samgyeopsal (Grilled Pork Belly)

  • 150-300 grams Samgyeopsal (Korean Pork Belly)
  • Few shakes of Salt
  • Few shakes of Black Pepper


Prep Step

  • Place kimchi into a BOWL. Use kitchen scissors and cut them up into smaller pieces. (This way your chopping board doesn't get stained orange)
  • Roughly chop the chicory lettuce into smaller piece. Julienne your cucumber into thin slices.
  • Hardboil an egg. Peel, cut-in-half and set aside.

Make Spicy Marinade

  • Add Soy Sauce (1 Tablespoon), Gochujang (1 Tablespoon), Gochugaru (1 Tablespoon), Sugar (1 Tablespoon), Honey (1/2 Tablespoon), Vinegar (1 Tablespoon), Sesame Oil (1 Tablespoon) and Sesame Seeds (few shakes). Mix thoroughly.

Cook Somyeon Noodles

  • Bring a pot of water up to boil. Add-in a few drops of cooking oil into the water. (While you wait for it boil, set aside some cold water in a cup)
  • Once water comes to a boil, place the Somyeon noodles in. The pot will start to foam up. When it does, add a drizzle of cold water. The foam will settle back down. Then it will rise up again - add cold water again and repeat this process 3-4 more times.
    After a total of 4-5 times, the noodles should be ready. You should check by mashing a few noodles in between your fingers - they should be soft.
  • If they're cooked, turn off the heat and drain the noodles immediately. Run the noodles under cold water and cool them down completely. Leave them in a strainer and drip-off excess water.

Mix Noodles

  • Place the chopped Kimchi into the spicy marinade. Give it a thorough mix.
  • In a separate bowl, add your cold noodles. Then add a few pieces of the chicory lettuce. Then place-in a few spoonfuls of the spicy sauce. Add-to-taste! Then use your chopsticks and toss them in the sauce. Get everything evenly coated. Add more sauce if you need - the more sauce, the tastier!
  • Garnish the noodles with cucumber strips and an hardboiled egg on the side.

Samgyeopsal Strips

  • You don't want your noodles to sit for too long! So quickly grab a frying pan and place it on medium-high heat. Once hot, place the pork belly pieces on. Cook the pork belly until both sides get a nice crispy edge to them. Season with salt and pepper. Then eat with the noodles --> Bon Appetit!