All done in under 15 minutes, these Korean Kimchi Noodles are spicy and loaded with flavors. Make this quick stir fry with chicken, shrimp, bacon, or eggs or keep it simple as I did.
If you are a Noodle fan like me, you can give these Noodle recipes also a try – Drunken Noodles, Pad Thai Noodles, Hakka Noodles, Schezwan Noodles, Chilli Garlic Noodles, Peanut Sesame Noodles, and Chicken Hakka Noodles.
About This Recipe
Noodles are my absolute favorite! They are quick, delicious, and uses only a few ingredients just like this Kimchi Noodles. This one is super easy to make and hardly takes 15 minutes of your kitchen time and you have a mouth-watering dish ready on your table.
Just add the cooked noodles in a spicy Korean sauce along with a few vegetables, and you are done!
This Noodle recipe has a spicy and sour kick from Kimchi, sweet and spicy flavor from Gochujang, and a little more sweetness from honey, giving this Noodle dish almost all the flavors from savory, sweet to spicy.
In this recipe, I have kept it simple and added only onion greens and onion along with kimchi and noodles, but you can go ahead and add vegetables such as carrot, broccoli, mushroom, bok choy, etc. You can even add some crispy Tofu, maybe? Chicken, shrimp, eggs, bacon everything works great in this dish.
This Kimchi Noodle is apt for the days when you are craving for something easy yet spicy and delicious. So, get your hands on the ingredients and try this Kimchi Noodle recipe for your cozy meal.
Top it with a fried egg and some cucumbers, for a Kimchi Noodles Bowl.
This Kimchi Noodles are,
- Spicy & Sweet
- Quick & Easy
- Perfect for weekday meals
Noodles – You can go for any variety of noodles to make this Kimchi Noodle dish. You can make it with Rice Noodles, Udon Noodles, Egg Noodles, Soba Noodles, Ramen Noodles, Linguine, etc. This Kimchi recipe tastes great with any kind of noodles used.
Just cook them as per the instructions and keep it aside to add into a sweet and spicy sauce. Just keep an eye on noodles, that they do not overcook. Otherwise, they won’t taste great.
Kimchi – Kimchi adds a sour and spicy kick to these Noodles, which is the highlight of this dish. You can either use homemade Kimchi or use the store-bought one.
Make sure to buy good quality Kimchi for the best taste.
For the Sauce – We will make a sweet and spicy sauce with the combination of Kimchi Water, toasted Sesame Oil, Gochujang, Rice Vinegar, and Honey. These ingredients can easily be found in grocery stores.
All these ingredients when combined together creates a beautiful savory, sweet and spicy magic, which makes the noodles even more delicious and full of flavor.
Butter – Butter lends a nice flavor to these Noodles. But you can even use olive oil, sesame oil, or any vegetable oil for the same.
Garlic – Garlic is a must ingredient, in order to enhance the flavor even more. You can also increase the quantity if you like the garlicky flavor in your noodles.
Onion – We will use both onions and green onions in this recipe. Other than these, you can also add vegetables of your choice to make it wholesome and filling.
You can also sprinkle some crushed roasted peanuts or toasted sesame seeds on the top, for that extra bite and crunch in the noodles.
To make it extra spicy, you can also add in Gochugaru, which is Korean Chilli Flakes as per your taste.
Step By Step Recipe
Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.
Cook the noodles and keep aside. Heat butter in a wok.
Add garlic, onion and green onion and fry for a minute.
Add kimchi and sauce and cook for minute.
Now add the cooked noodles and toss everything well.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make the cold version, just cook the noodles and keep it aside. Mix the sauce mentioned in this recipe and keep it aside.
Now, once the Noodles cool down, add them in a bowl along with the sauce and kimchi and give it a mix. Your cold Kimchi Noodles are ready to be served.
To make the Non Vegetarian version of the same. You can add in some stir fried chicken, shrimp or bacon in the Noodles.
You can also add scrambled eggs along with the vegetables in the Noodles.
This recipe uses honey and butter, which are not vegan friendly. Replace honey with brown sugar and butter with oil for a vegan version.
These Kimchi Noodles will last in the fridge for 2-3 days when stored in an airtight container. Sprinkle a little water and top and reheat in a pan or in the microwave until nice and warm.
You can also boil the noodles and store them in the fridge too for about 4 days. Take the container out and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes before you use the noodles. Mix the sauce and make the noodles fresh.
Kimchi Noodles Recipe
- 200 gram Noodles (cooked)
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Garlic (minced)
- 1/4 cup Onion (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Green Onions (chopped)
- 1/2 cup Kimchi (chopped)
For the Sauce:
- 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 tbsp Kimchi Liquid
- 2 tbsp Gochujang
- 1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Honey
- Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.
- Cook the noodles and keep aside
- Heat butter in a wok.
- Add garlic, onion and green onion and fry for a minute.
- Add kimchi and sauce and cook for minute.
- Now add the cooked noodles and toss everything well.
- Serve hot.