Korean Cold Noodles in a Spicy Kimchi Sauce

by Asian Recipes At Home

Our spicy cold noodle recipe is covered in a Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) sauce with thinly sliced aged kimchi. If you’re wanting a spicy, cold, and kimchi-filled noodle bowl, then you have to try out our easy recipe. 

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Our spicy cold noodle recipe is covered in a Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) sauce with thinly sliced aged kimchi.

This cold noodle recipe is so incredibly easy to make. And we love easy noodle recipes! Especially when it has gochujang and kimchi in it! This recipe takes only about a total of 15 minutes to make. The majority of the time is waiting for the noodles to cook.

 

Key features and tips

As long as you check the ingredient label for the kimchi you are using this recipe is vegetarian-friendly. Omit the soft-boiled egg and then this recipe will be a vegan-friendly option. 

We use a little bit of sugar in this recipe to help balance out the spiciness from the kimchi and gochujang. Use our ingredient ratios and then adjust to your liking if you would like more sugar. If you don’t want to add any sugar (since most gochujang has some sugar already in it), then feel free to omit it. Your destiny is ultimately in your hands! 

We didn’t really add any kimchi juice into the sauce recipe. However, again, if you’d like it to have a more sour kimchi flavor, then feel free to add in a bit of kimchi juice when making the sauce mixture. You can also add more sliced kimchi on top of the noodle bowl when you’re done. 

Our spicy cold noodle recipe is covered in a Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) sauce with thinly sliced aged kimchi.

Ingredients needed to make these cold noodles in our spicy kimchi sauce

For the spicy kimchi sauce:

Asian style white flour noodles used in this recipe.

How to make this Korean spicy cold noodle recipe

Step 1: Make the spicy kimchi sauce

Let’s make the spicy kimchi sauce. Mix together the sliced kimchi, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds, garlic, sugar, and the spicy Korean chili paste (gochujang) in a bowl. Set aside.

 

Step 2: Cook the noodles

Bring about 8 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Once it reaches a boil, add the teaspoon of salt. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Continue stirring the noodles so they don’t stick together and turn the heat down to medium-high heat. Once the water boils up and is just about to spill over the pot, add in a cup of cold water. Let it continue to boil and let the water come up to a rolling boil where it is just about to spill over the pot. Then add another cup of cold water to the pot. Once the water is about to boil over the sides of the pot again for the third time, remove the pot from the heat and drain the noodles. Rinse the noodles with cold water and drain well.

 

Step 3: Combine the noodles and spicy sauce mixture

Mix the cold noodles with the spicy sauce mixture. 

 

Step 4: Serve and enjoy!

Put a serving of the sauced noodles in individual bowls. Top each bowl with a soft boiled egg that is cut in half (optional), thinly sliced green onions, and a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Our spicy cold noodle recipe is covered in a Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) sauce with thinly sliced aged kimchi.

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Our spicy cold noodle recipe is covered in a Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) sauce with thinly sliced aged kimchi.

Korean Cold Noodles in a Spicy Kimchi Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Our spicy cold noodle recipe is covered in a Korean red chili pepper paste (gochujang) sauce with thinly sliced aged kimchi. If you’re wanting a spicy, cold, and kimchi-filled noodle bowl, then you have to try out our easy recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 servings of Asian-style white flour noodles (based on the serving size on the bag)
  • 1 soft boiled egg (optional)
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 2 tsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water

For the spicy kimchi sauce:

  • 1 cup aged/sour kimchi, thinly sliced*
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsp spicy Korean chili paste (gochujang)
  • 1 tsp sugar**

Instructions

  1. Let’s make the noodle sauce mixture. Mix together the sliced kimchi, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds, garlic, sugar, and the spicy Korean chili paste (gochujang) in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Bring about 8 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Once it reaches a boil, add the teaspoon of salt. Add the noodles and cook according to the package directions. Continue stirring the noodles so they don’t stick together and turn the heat down to medium-high heat. Once the water boils up and is just about to spill over the pot, add in a cup of cold water. Let it continue to boil and let the water come up to a rolling boil where it is just about to spill over the pot. Then add another cup of cold water to the pot. Once the water is about to boil over the sides of the pot again for the third time, remove the pot from the heat and drain the noodles. Rinse the noodles with cold water and drain well. Note: Feel free to cook the noodles based on package instructions instead. We are just sharing how we like to cook our noodles.
  3. Mix the cold noodles with the spicy kimchi sauce.
  4. Put a serving of the sauced noodles in individual bowls. Top each bowl with a soft boiled egg that is cut in half (optional), thinly sliced green onions, and a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you are vegetarian or vegan then make sure your kimchi is also compliant with your dietary needs. Traditionally, many Koreans love to add more kimchi juice into the sauce mixture. If you’d like a more strong kimchi flavor, then add about ½ cup kimchi juice and even more sliced kimchi if you’d like!
**You can add more sugar to taste.

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2 comments

Dennis April 18, 2021 - 2:24 pm

Recipe looks great. My mom used to make this with udon noodles and we would crumble roasted seaweed over the top. I plan on making this with GF noodles for my daughter. I forgot all about this dish, brings back memories. Thanks 🇰🇷

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Asian Recipes At Home April 21, 2021 - 7:21 am

Thank you so much! Crumble roasted seaweed would be so great on top of these noodles! And a great idea to try and use GF noodles for your daughter. Glad this recipe was able to bring back good memories! 🙂

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