Stir fried noodles with kimchi and a spicy Korean sauce, these addictive and spicy Kimchi Noodles comes together in under 30 minutes. Make it vegan, add chicken, shrimp, bacon or top it with an egg. Try it!
Here are a quick noodle stir fry recipes, that can be prepared for your easy weeknight meals – Drunken Noodles, Pad Thai Noodles, Hakka Noodles, Schezwan Noodles, Chilli Garlic Noodles, Peanut Sesame Noodles, and Chicken Hakka Noodles.
About This Recipe
Kimchi Noodle recipe is my new favourite these days to prepare for quick and easy weeknight meals. It is a simple stir fried noodle recipe which gets a flavourful kick from kimchi and a spicy Korean sauce.
If you are looking out another way to use kimchi, you must try this easy 30 minutes noodle recipe. It is spicy, sweet and savoury at the same time!
Try and use ripened kimchi (approximately 2 to 3 weeks old), which will add a desired dept of flavour in the noodles making them even more delicious. It the kimchi is too fresh, it won’t bring out that flavour. A great way to use that leftover kimchi, isn’t it?
Either keep it simple like me or add in more veggies such as bell pepper, snow peas, spring onions, asparagus, green beans, mushrooms, shredded cabbage, bok choy or other veggies. May be add in crispy tofu for extra protein. Chicken, shrimp, eggs, bacon everything works great in this dish.
Noodles – Select from a variety of noodles such as rice noodles, Chinese eggs noodles, udon noodles, egg noodles, soba noodles, ramen noodles, linguine, etc.
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 the 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.
In case you are sensitive to spicy and fermented ingredients, feel free to decrease the quantity.
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.
How to make Kimchi Noodles?
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 tablespoon Butter
- 2 teaspoon Garlic (minced)
- ¼ cup Onion (chopped)
- ¼ cup Green Onions (chopped)
- ½ cup Kimchi (chopped)
For the Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon Kimchi Liquid
- 2 tablespoon Gochujang
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon 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.