Sweet, spicy, and savory, these Korean Gochujang noodles are a delicious quick fix for your lazy meals. These come together in just 20 minutes using simple ingredients.
If you are someone who loves a good bowl of comforting noodles for dinner, then here are some more noodle recipes for you – Drunken Noodles, Hibachi Noodles, Hakka Noodles, Kimchi Noodles, Pad Thai Noodles, and Chilli Garlic Noodles.
About This Recipe
Gochujang noodles is a popular Korean recipe, where rice noodles are coated with a sticky, thick, and pungent Gochujang (Korean chili pepper paste) sauce. Gochujang along with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, and sugar adds a sweet, spicy, and savory flavor, that makes these noodles irresistible.
These Asian noodles are very easy to make and just take 20 minutes of your time to get ready. Gochujang noodles make for a comforting dinner on busy and super hectic days. These are loaded with veggies such as bell pepper, cabbage, and carrot, and you can make them even more filling by adding more vegetables or meat of your choice.
Bright red in color, these slurpy noodles get most of their flavors from Gochujang. Adjust the spiciness according to your taste. If you are using a store-bought Gochujang, then you can opt for the one that suits your spice level – mild hot, slightly hot, medium hot, very hot, and extremely hot.
This Gochujang Noodles are,
- Sweet + Spicy + Savoury
- Easy & Quick
Noodles – My choice of noodles are rice noodles to make this recipe. As they are already sticky in texture, they properly get a hold of the sticky and saucy texture of the spicy Gochujang sauce.
Feel free to use pad thai, stir-fry, vermicelli, or straight-cut rice noodles. You can also opt for red rice noodles, which are easily available in the Asian aisle of the grocery stores or online.
This Gochujang noodle recipe also works with pasta such as spaghetti or linguine and other noodles like Hakka noodles or egg noodles. If you like to give it a healthy twist, then you can also opt for zucchini noodles.
For the sauce – To make the sauce, you will need Gochujang, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lime juice, sesame oil, garlic and brown sugar.
Gochujang is a perfect Korean paste that adds a spicy pungent kick to the dishes. Depending upon your spice level, select your Gochujang from mild hot, slightly hot, medium hot, very hot, and extremely hot to add instant magic to your recipes. You can buy Gochujang online on amazon as well
Hoisin sauce adds a salty-sweet taste and soy sauce gives a beautiful umami flavor to these noodles. To give it a little more tanginess, add in some freshly squeezed lemon juice. A little bit of sweetness really complements the spicy savory flavor of the sauce, so do not miss adding the brown sugar.
Peel and use fresh garlic for a more prominent taste. You can also increase the quantity of garlic if you prefer your noodles to be extra garlicky.
Oil – I prefer to make these noodles in vegetable oil. You can use any vegetable oil of your choice or even sesame oil to prepare these noodles.
Veggies – Add in that goodness of veggies with bell pepper, carrot, and cabbage. If you prefer other veggies, then go ahead and add in broccoli, baby corn, onions, mushrooms, Asian greens, etc.
You can also add chicken, turkey, shrimp, beef, and pork to make a non-vegetarian version of these delicious spicy Gochujang noodles.
How to make Gochujang Noodles?
Cook 8 oz rice noodles as per the package directions. Drain and set aside.
Stir together 3 tbsp gochujang paste, 3 tbsp hoisin sauce, 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 3 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp minced garlic, and 1 tsp brown sugar in a measuring glass.
Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add ½ cup thinly sliced mixed bell peppers, 1 cup shredded cabbage, and ½ cup shredded carrots and saute for 2 minutes on high heat.
Add the cooked noodles and the sauce mixture and toss everything well.
Garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Gochujang is a widely used Korean red pepper paste that is fermented for about a month to get that perfect spicy pungent flavor. It is prepared with ingredients such as glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, salt, chili peppers, and sometimes sweeteners.
It is thick, sticky, and bright red in color and is widely used as a condiment or in sauces for Korean recipes.
Gochujang is becoming very popular these days and can easily be found in the Asian aisle of the mainstream grocery markets. If you have an Asian store in the city, you will definitely find Gochujang there.
It is also available easily online on amazon, target, etc. You can buy it online here.
Serve Gochujang noodles on their own or top it with a fried egg. You can also serve Korean grilled chicken, shrimp, or meatballs on the side. You can also serve it as a side dish for your Korean brunch during weekends.
Gochujang noodles can easily be stored in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days, in an air-tight container. Reheat it in microwave or pan until nice and warm before serving.
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Gochujang Noodles Recipe
- 8 ounces uncooked rice noodles
- 3 tablespoons Gochujang paste
- 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons Sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup sliced mixed bell peppers
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- Cook 8 oz rice noodles as per the package direction. Drain and set aside.
- Stir together 3 tbsp gochujang paste, 3 tbsp hoisin sauce, 2 tbsp dark soy sauce, 3 tbsp lime juice, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp minced garlic, and 1 tsp brown sugar in a measuring glass.
- Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add ½ cup thinly sliced mixed bell peppers, 1 cup shredded cabbage, and ½ cup shredded carrots and saute for 2 minutes on high heat.
- Add the cooked noodles and the sauce mixture and toss everything well.
- Garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve hot.